Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Helping organizations transform towards a high speed, innovative, and productive organization is his passion.
Course Introducton Welcome to this Pluralsight course on UI Test Automation with CodedUI. In this course we will have a look at how you can build UI test automation with Visual Studio premium tools. In this course introduction I will show you what the goals are of this course, how the modules are structured, and what you should have learned once you have finished all the modules. My name is Marcel de Vries, and I'm the Pluralsight author of this course. You can always reach me on Twitter @macelv, and you can find my profile on LinkedIn.
CodedUI Introduction Automated UI tests enable you to test if your UI is functioning correctly after your code changes. CodedUI tests are quicker to run than manual tests meaning that you can run them more frequently and therefore are a big enabler for continuous delivery. Welcome to module 2 of this Pluralsight course on CodedUI Testing, CodedUI Introduction Getting Started. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions when attending this course please feel free to ping me on Twitter @macelv.
CodedUI Record and Playback One of the easiest ways to use CodedUI is by using record and playback. It will give you the fastest result that you can show to your team, but is it also the smartest way of using CodedUI? Is record and playback going to survive changes in the UI that inevitably will happen during the lifecycle of your application, and what is the way that these recordings are stored and maintained over time? In this module I will answer these questions and give you some tips on how you can maximize the use of these features while not burning your fingers in the long run. Welcome to Module 3 of this Pluralsight course on CodedUI Testing. This module is called CodedUI Record and Playback: Understanding the Limits of Fast and Easy. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions when attending this course please feel free to ping me on Twitter @marcelv.
CodedUI Understanding the Object Model Using tools with magic buttons is one of the things that's always bothered me. We have by now seen that CodedUI can use record and playback to build a set of test cases that can validate the state of the user interface while running through a bunch of actions that we recorded. Personally when I'm using tools I want to understand what they're doing. Understanding how things work make me more productive and also help me understand failures of the tool when they occur. Therefore, I feel it's worthwhile to dive deeper into the technology and also learn better ways of building tests by just interacting with the object model by hand. Welcome to Module 4 of this Pluralsight course on CodedUI Testing. This module is called CodedUI Understanding the Object Model: How Do You Find and Interact with Controls From Code? My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions while attending this course please feel free to ping me on Twitter @marcelv.
Managing Search Configurations and Playback Options By now you should have some basic understanding of how CodedUI works and to start building your first test automation project, but before you start your new project you might just want to wait and finish this module because there are some things we did not cover yet that will help you a lot in making your tests more robust and resilient to change. In this module I will show you the additional capabilities that CodedUI has to make your tests more resilient to changes in the application's user interface. For this we will have a look at the search configuration options that we can specify and how we can set the playback options to manage the way CodedUI tests are played back on our code. Welcome to Module 5 of this Pluralsight training on CodedUI. This module is called Managing Search Configurations and Playback Options: How CodedUI Enables Change Resilient Tests. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions while attending this course Don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter @marcelv.
Handling Big Projects By now you learned how you can use CodedUI to automate your tests for any technology we run on Windows like WPF, Windows Forms, Web-based applications, and XAML-based store applications. All the previous modules showed you simple examples that worked nicely in isolation, but none of them were combined together. Not that combining is an issue, but it's more about how can I organize my CodedUI tests in such a way that projects that you build are maintainable and don't become a drag in your project. In this module I want to show you how you can achieve this. I will show you some simple ways on organizing your code, writing your CodedUI tests using a pattern called the Page Object Pattern that is really popular to keep your tests nice and modular and make them easy to maintain. Welcome to this sixth module of the Pluralsight training on CodedUI, Handling Big Projects: Organizing Your Tests to Keep Them Maintainable. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions while attending this course don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter @marcelv.
Analyzing Playback Failures Unfortunately failure happens, but what can we do to diagnose a test that fails? How do we know what a CodedUI engine was looking for, and why did it not find the control it found all the other times the test ran? This is what you will learn in this module. Welcome to Module 7 of this Pluralsight training on CodedUI testing. This is the module Analyzing Playback Failures: Tips and Tricks to Fix Your Failing Tests. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions while attending this course don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter @marcelv.
Data driven UI Tests Now that we know how to build our test automation projects, let's have a look at how we can make our tests more efficient. What I mean with that is how can we run more test scenarios without hand coding each and every scenario? For this we will use the concept of data driven tests. Data driven tests enable you to run a set of scenarios based on different user's input. Welcome to this ninth and final module of this Pluralsight training on CodedUI, Data Driven UI Tests: Drive UI Tests from MTM and Excel. My name is Marcel de Vries, and if you have any questions while attending this course, don't hesitate to ping me on Twitter @marcelv. I will try to respond as soon as possible.