With the release of Google’s Robot Framework 2.7.4, testers have been asking questions about the features and functionality of this new tool. From what it is and how to implement it, to reasons for using it, there is much discussion surrounding this new framework.
So, what is it?
“Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases.” http://code.google.com/p/robotframework/
How do you implement it?
There are many different libraries to implement with Robot Framework. One of the most common is the Selenium Library. Brian Rock, one of our gold rates automation testers, took the time to share with us best practices for using Selenium 2 Library with Robot Framework.
Check out the recording below and feel free to join the conversation on our forums!