STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : Open Sourced Tests: Lessons Learned


Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Open Sourced Tests: Lessons Learned

At STARWEST 2021, NASA Open MCT announced its Open Source e2e Testing Initiative. While the project continues to be a success, there were some learning opportunities (read: challenges) we'd like to share with the testing community.... when crowdsourcing a seven year old application... with no existing e2e tests... with a nascent framework like Playwright Test. In this talk, come learn about what was necessary to start the open source e2e test initiative, how we prepared, what we learned, and how we adjusted. We'll discuss test automation architecture patterns, an alternative to the Screenplay and Page Object Model called App Actions, and Playwright Best Practices. Lastly, we'll end with the current state of the project and where we're going next... to the Moon!

KBR, Inc.

John Hill is a Web UI Test Engineer working at the NASA Ames Research Center on the VIPER Mission's Web-based Mission Control Software. He has 10 years of UI Testing experience ranging from 5-man startups up to Fortune 50 enterprises. John specializations in Web Test Automation, Performance Engineering, and Test Automation Architecture. His passion has always been for Open Source Software and has worked on Jenkins, Ansible, and now on Open MCT.