Welcome to the monthly Chicago Seleniumistas event!
Our speaker for May is Raj Subramanian, from Testim.io (http://bit.ly/2vi2ekB )! The title of his talk is "How AI is Changing the Enterprise Testing World"
This meetup will be hosted at Sprout Social, and co-sponsored by Agile Testing Days and Sauce Labs. Food and beverage for this meetup are provided courtesy of Agile Testing Days!
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Key Takeaways from this talk:
* Learn the Basics of AI
* How AI helps to solve these challenges with the help of Dynamic Locators
* Future of AI based testing
One of the biggest problems with UI based test automation is "Maintenance". A lot of effort is spent on maintaining the tests than writing actual tests. A recent study suggested that about 30% of testers time is spent on maintenance. This leads to wastage of valuable time and effort by teams and this time would be better spent on exploring the actual application. This problem of maintenance is not something new and has existed for the past several decades. There have been many tools, frameworks and approaches that have come up to try solving this problem but none have been successful till now. This is also the reason why UI based test automation is looked up on with high skepticism.
Now with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) we finally have a solution to this problem. The AI helps to analyze the DOM in real time and helps to extract multiple attributes for each and every element the user interacts with the application; instead of just one attribute like currently existing frameworks. So, even when an element attribute changes the tests do not immediately fail rather the AI helps to choose from the list of already extracted attributes to successfully locate the element. This strategy is called "Dynamic Location Strategy" and this is going to be the future of UI Based Test Automation. In this talk, I will cover the basics of AI, discuss discuss with live demos how AI based Dynamic Locators help to make your tests more resilient to change and in turn helps in building smarter, stable and much faster tests. Finally, will cover the future of AI based testing.
Raj Subramanian is a former developer who moved to testing to focus on his passion. Raj currently works as a Developer Evangelist for Testim.io (http://bit.ly/2vi2ekB ). He actively contributes to the testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, blogging, making videos on his youtube channel and being directly involved in various testing-related activities. He currently resides in Chicago and can be reached at [masked] and on twitter at @epsilon11 (https://twitter.com/epsilon11). He actively blogs on www.testim.io and his website www.rajsubra.com. His videos on testing, leadership and productivity can be found here – http://www.rajsubra.com/my-youtube-channel/
About our host, Sprout Social:
Sprout Social (https://sproutsocial.com/) offers deep social media listening and analytics, social management, customer care, and advocacy solutions to more than 25,000 leading brands and agencies, including Evernote, GrubHub, West Elm and Edelman. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and building elegant, sophisticated software. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Chicago, Sprout is a private company backed by the venture funds of Goldman Sachs, NEA and Lightbank.