After two years of struggling to get automation done by my own steam at a startup, I moved to a new company that already has a mature automation framework and tbh it is so nice. My manager is super passionate about reusability, maintenance and readability/simplicity so it’s really cool. A lot of the time I’m trying to write a method for something, and I realise there’s already one made with the flexibility and appropriate wording for what I want, so I just like… use it… and then it works, and I don’t have to do anything because it’s all been set up in such a nice way.
I do complain a lot about it as well, obvs, because I haven’t done Java/Cucumber/Selenium before, or worked in such a massive automation project before. tbh though I love so many things about our automation suite and I’m happy to be somewhere where there are lots of people who can and want to help write it!