Crowd-sourced Automated
Firefox UI Testing
Henrik Skupin <hskupin@mozilla.com>
Lead of QATest Automation
quality.mozilla.o...
Who is Mozilla QA?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
WHO IS MOZILLA QA
Group of about 30 employees / contractors
Are you serious?
No!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
WHO IS MOZILLA QA
1000s of community members across the globe
who are partners to the Mozilla QA core team
Thursday, Novem...
Mozilla Scale
400+
Developers
10,000+
Nightly Testers
2,500,000
Beta Testers
400,000,000
Users
400,000,000
350,000,000
300...
What are our Areas of Work?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
• Testing new features in beta versions and nightly builds
• i.e. Switch toTab,Add-ons Manager, ...
• Testing release buil...
A Brief History of Automation in Mozilla QA
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA
• No automated functional tests existent by early 2009
• 100% manual testing o...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA
So what has been changed so far?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA
• Integration of MozMill (based on WindMill)
for functional tests
• Automation...
Crowd SourcedTesting
Thursday, November 4, 2010
CROWD SOURCEDTESTING
Jeff Howe: "It’s not outsourcing; it’s crowdsourcing."
Thursday, November 4, 2010
CROWD SOURCEDTESTING
Crowdsourcing relies on people, and thus works when
participants are treated as people
Thursday, Nove...
CROWD SOURCEDTESTING
What can be achieved?
• Support testers, localizers, and add-on authors to
allow them to focus on the...
MozMill Crowd Extension
Thursday, November 4, 2010
MOZMILL CROWD EXTENSION
Pre-requisites:
• Trivial setup (“One click install”)
• Uses MozMill to run tests in any version o...
MOZMILL CROWD EXTENSION	

What remains:
• How reliable are our tests in the crowd
• Fix focus issues to allow background t...
DEMO
What will be shown?
• Setup of the test environment by using MozMill-Crowd
• Test-run for a subset of general Firefox...
REFERENCES	

QATest Automation team page:
http://quality.mozilla.org/teams/automation/
MozmillTests Repository:
https://de...
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Questions?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Thanks
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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  1. 1. Crowd-sourced Automated Firefox UI Testing Henrik Skupin <hskupin@mozilla.com> Lead of QATest Automation quality.mozilla.org qa automation Thursday, November 4, 2010
  2. 2. Who is Mozilla QA? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  3. 3. WHO IS MOZILLA QA Group of about 30 employees / contractors Are you serious? No! Thursday, November 4, 2010
  4. 4. WHO IS MOZILLA QA 1000s of community members across the globe who are partners to the Mozilla QA core team Thursday, November 4, 2010
  5. 5. Mozilla Scale 400+ Developers 10,000+ Nightly Testers 2,500,000 Beta Testers 400,000,000 Users 400,000,000 350,000,000 300,000,000 250,000,000 200,000,000 150,000,000 100,000,000 50,000,0000 Thursday, November 4, 2010
  6. 6. What are our Areas of Work? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  7. 7. • Testing new features in beta versions and nightly builds • i.e. Switch toTab,Add-ons Manager, ... • Testing release builds before they get shipped • Smoketests across all platforms • ~ 300 basic functional tests (BFT) • Software update tests WHAT ARE OUR AREAS OF WORK? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  8. 8. A Brief History of Automation in Mozilla QA Thursday, November 4, 2010
  9. 9. A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA • No automated functional tests existent by early 2009 • 100% manual testing of new Firefox features • 100% manual testing of release builds (limited to a single platform) Huge amount of manual resources necessary! Thursday, November 4, 2010
  10. 10. A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA So what has been changed so far? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  11. 11. A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATION IN MOZILLA QA • Integration of MozMill (based on WindMill) for functional tests • Automation of basic tests (30% done - ~100 tests) • Automation of update tests (nearly done - Only 1single person needed to run 192 different update paths across 5 platforms and 4 P1 locales in under 2 hours) Perfect time to open up testing for everyone Thursday, November 4, 2010
  12. 12. Crowd SourcedTesting Thursday, November 4, 2010
  13. 13. CROWD SOURCEDTESTING Jeff Howe: "It’s not outsourcing; it’s crowdsourcing." Thursday, November 4, 2010
  14. 14. CROWD SOURCEDTESTING Crowdsourcing relies on people, and thus works when participants are treated as people Thursday, November 4, 2010
  15. 15. CROWD SOURCEDTESTING What can be achieved? • Support testers, localizers, and add-on authors to allow them to focus on their main tasks • Constantly testing builds across platforms and locales • Assembling test results from a large number of different environments (settings and performance) How can this be done? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  16. 16. MozMill Crowd Extension Thursday, November 4, 2010
  17. 17. MOZMILL CROWD EXTENSION Pre-requisites: • Trivial setup (“One click install”) • Uses MozMill to run tests in any version of Firefox • Support for different test-runs (basic tests, add-ons, ...) • Reporting test results to a central database Under Construction Thursday, November 4, 2010
  18. 18. MOZMILL CROWD EXTENSION What remains: • How reliable are our tests in the crowd • Fix focus issues to allow background tests (webdriver) • Analyzing results based on the environment • ... Thursday, November 4, 2010
  19. 19. DEMO What will be shown? • Setup of the test environment by using MozMill-Crowd • Test-run for a subset of general Firefox tests • Analyzing test results • Test-run for the GoogleToolbar extension Thursday, November 4, 2010
  20. 20. REFERENCES QATest Automation team page: http://quality.mozilla.org/teams/automation/ MozmillTests Repository: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mozmill_Tests Mozmill Code: https://github.com/mozautomation/mozmill Mozmill Crowd Extension Project: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Mozmill_Test_Automation/ Crowd_Testing Thursday, November 4, 2010
  21. 21. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Questions? Thursday, November 4, 2010
  22. 22. Thanks Thursday, November 4, 2010
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