What important things do you consider when setting up a test automation framework from scratch?

Ivan Karaman (@ikar) spoke at TestBash UK 2023 about automation frameworks. They showed us how to consider what to include when setting an automation framework from scratch and how to get unstuck when you inevitably get stuck, plus more!

A conference room with people sat on rows of chairs. There is a man presenting on stage.

So we invite you to watch this talk and use this Club thread to:

  • Share what you’d like to apply or have already applied at work
  • Open a discussion about what you’ve learned
  • Share your appreciation for Ivan
  • Ask a question

:bulb: You don’t have to watch the entire talk if you don’t have time. Skip ahead to one of these concepts. And then come back to others later:

04m 03s - A definition of a test automation framework
06m 40s - Define why create a test automation framework
07m 22s - Angles of automation
10m 14s - Define how to implement a test automation framework
10m 46s - Pipelines
11m 06s - Data
12m 01s - Runtime and patterns
12m 38s - Documentation
14m 44s - What to automate now
15m 45s - Three ways to get unstuck when stuck
17m 30s - Selecting a language
19m 19s - What next when it’s built
21m 48s - Sunk cost fallacy
22m 55s - Ways to get better as a programmer

:film_projector: Watch “Building Test Automation Framework from Scratch: The Essential Things”

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How about you? What important things do you consider when setting up a test automation framework from scratch? How do you select the most appropriate way to do things and in what order? What things have you tried to help you get unstuck?

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Thank you, Simon!
I would love to hear any feedback that you folks have and will be happy to reply to any questions that you might have! :grin:

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