Optimizing Modular Test Automation
Modular test automation frameworks minimize script maintenance, increase reuse, and help maximize the ROI of your automation efforts. The modular approach borrows the concept of "modules" from software development to compartmentalize automation logic by segmenting an application into functional areas. These modules are then linked together to form end-to-end test cases for system testing. While this method encourages reuse and maintainability, you must overcome inherent challenges in this approach–data constraints, reduced flexibility of tests, and overlapping verification of functions. David Dang discusses these challenges and demonstrates how to overcome them by adding keywords, creating flags, and utilizing logical branching. You'll optimize your test automation approach with the modular approach and explore new ways to identify and delineate modules while improving your strategies for handling dynamic data within your test suites.