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Frameworks-shrameworks or how to ruin your test automation

February 27th

14:30 - 15:20

Stage B


50 minutes


Almost every test automation team invent their own framework. They put lots of efforts and time to build and polish it adapting to all possible situations. Most of them finish with a garbage that require continuous support or huge gap in test coverage because time was spent on framework instead of tests themselves. I’m quite sure nobody needs a framework in the first place. Instead we need quick, reliable, simple tests that work and provide good quality gates for our development process. Framework could be introduced in more natural way when it is really needed and could solve existing issues or improve something. I will demonstrate on the practical examples how to go with evolution approach using Selenium/WebDriver.

Mikalai Alimenkou

Mikalai Alimenkou

Senior Delivery Manager at EPAM, Ukraine

Delivery Manager and Java Tech Lead. Expert in Java development, scalable architecture, Agile engineering practices and project management. Having 12+ years of development experience, specializes on complex distributed scalable systems. Active participant and speaker of many international conferences. Founder and coach in training center XP Injection. Organizer and founder of Selenium Camp, JEEConf, XP Days Ukraine and IT Brunch conferences. Founder of active “Anonymous developers club” (uadevclub).