Intelligent Page Objects: Self-Healing Test Automation Scripts

Rapidly scan a UI and generate page objects with multiple, dynamic identifiers. The locators self-update during test execution, automatically reflecting changes made to the system under test. With The VIP Test Modeller, you can avoid manual test maintenance and automated test-failures, with self-maintaining Java, C# and Python code!

Do brittle page objects kill your automation ROI?

Page object architecture helps reduce the amount of time-consuming scripting required to build a test automation framework. However, page objects are often highly brittle to UI changes, and require intense maintenance to avoid test failures. Each time an identifier or locator in the page changes, the page objects needs updating. This one-to-one, hard coded mapping of objects and identifiers leads to significant test maintenance, diminishing the time saved through test automation.

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Introduce intelligence to your page objects

The VIP Test Modeller generates dynamic page objects, containing multiple identifiers that update automatically as the system changes. The self-maintaining page objects are generated automatically from scans of the system under test, rapidly creating automated tests in Java, C# or Python. Each page object contains a range of identifiers, so that if one locator changes, the automated test can still run.

The intelligent page objects furthermore learn as the application changes, updating identifiers on-the-fly during test execution. with The VIP Test Modeller, you can introduce intelligence to your existing frameworks, so that your engineers no longer need to worry about manual test maintenance or invalid test failures.

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On-the-fly test maintenance

Watch this short demo of UI testing with a Java framework to see how:

  1. A page object scanner captures multiple identifiers from a UI. This generates page objects for Java, C# or Python, without having to spend time hand coding them.
  2. Complete flowchart models of the system under test are built rapidly, using a drag-and-drop approach to chain together the scanned automation modules.
  3. Automated test case generation creates the smallest set of test cases needed to rigorously test the UI, compiling the corresponding automation code and data.
  4. One-to-many mapping of page objects and identifiers creates dynamic automated tests.
  5. Automated tests run even after identifiers are changed, avoiding automated test failures and repetitive maintenance.
  6. Intelligent page objects learn from changes made to the system under test, updating identifiers during test execution.
  7. On-the-fly maintenance avoids the need to update tests after each change is made, enabling rigorous automated testing within the same iteration as the change was made!

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