The Power of AI
Artificial Intelligence introduces a range of advancements that augment traditional GUI testing, enabling more efficient and effective processes. Rather than replacing traditional methods, AI serves as a valuable ally, complementing and enhancing existing practices. AI can leverage Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms to generate Gherkin-style test cases, further streamlining the testing process.
To demonstrate the power of AI, let's consider an example prompt:
"Write gherkin test cases to validate the login functionality."
The prompt produces structured test cases that describe the login functionality. Here's an example of test cases generated by the AI:
With these test cases in hand, an existing test library like watir can be integrated seamlessly. With a few more prompts like, "Now generate the ruby code to run this test using the watir library. Use the page object pattern, and separate the code into the correct files. Use a test_params.yaml file to store the variables like urls, usernames, passwords, etc."
Here is what we get:
While there is still some setup and configuration to do, we can see that AI brings a wealth of opportunities to enhance traditional GUI testing practices. By generating some of the basic test cases we can focus effort on doing the non-standard tests, poking around where we know the bugs hide.
Integrating AI with existing GUI testing libraries allows for automated uses of the generated test cases.
Embracing AI in GUI testing is a powerful tool in our QA bag of tricks. So, let's embrace the potential of AI and unlock a new era of GUI testing!