“Is every automation framework as complex as what we have learned”?
A question from one of the automation training participants, this was my answer:
“Certainly not, most projects DO NOT have such a complex framework, few companies would be happy if you could just write a few lines using Selenium.”
“However, the teams that make a difference and don’t get fired few months after they’ve started, DO have complex frameworks like this one”
In the training we did a simple test with all the code in one file, it seemed very simple and easy to understand.
The next step was to build a framework and learn how to ‘architect’ a proper structure, which off course seemed hard and unnecessarily complex for one test.
The easy way is not necessarily always the best way. Be sure you do the ‘right thing’, not just the easy one.
BTW the ‘easy’ automation scripts have a flakiness percentage anywhere between 30 – 80%, you’re better off NOT doing automation at all there.
The hard way can get you a flakiness percentage UNDER 2%, makes all the difference.
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