STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Coded Automation Isn't Dead—A Deep Dive on the Page Object Pattern with Some Super Cool New Twists

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Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Coded Automation Isn't Dead—A Deep Dive on the Page Object Pattern with Some Super Cool New Twists

Software Development Engineers in Test know that page objects have long been used to make test automation more resilient. This talk evolves the page object pattern in ways that provide some really strong advantages over the traditional approach. Timothy Heck will demonstrate how to make page objects isolated from the browser automation technology, making it possible to switch from Selenium to Playwright (or the next big thing) without changing the page objects. This talk will also look at how to make self-narrating automation scripts where the simple act of interacting with a page object and executing assertions creates an HML log that is human readable and looks like a detailed test plan.

MRI Software

Tim Heck has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and has been working with automated testing for over half of those years. He has a deep understanding of automation and has implemented solutions for several large-scale projects in the financial, automotive, and marketing sectors. Tim has experience with a variety of testing tools, programming languages, and test frameworks. In his current role, he provides leadership and guidance to teams to ensure that test automation efforts are effective, efficient, and aligned with project goals and business objectives. Tim is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He has delivered multiple workshops and presentations at both industry conferences and in-house training events internationally.