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Crowd-sourced Automated Firefox UI Testing

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Extend the automated Firefox UI testing with Mozmill to allow contributors around the world to participate.

Extend the automated Firefox UI testing with Mozmill to allow contributors around the world to participate.

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    • quality.mozilla.org qa automation Crowd-sourced Automated Firefox UI Testing Henrik Skupin <hskupin@mozilla.com> Lead of QA Test Automation Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • 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, November 4, 2010
    • 400,000,000 Mozilla Scale 400,000,000 Users 350,000,000 300,000,000 250,000,000 200,000,000 400+ Developers 10,000+ 150,000,000 Nightly Testers 2,500,000 100,000,000 Beta Testers 50,000,0000 Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • What are our Areas of Work? Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • WHAT ARE OUR AREAS OF WORK? • Testing new features in beta versions and nightly builds • i.e. Switch to Tab, Add-ons Manager, ... • Testing release builds before they get shipped • Smoketests across all platforms •~ 300 basic functional tests (BFT) • Software update tests Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • 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 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
    • 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 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
    • Crowd Sourced Testing Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • CROWD SOURCED TESTING Jeff Howe: "It’s not outsourcing; it’s crowdsourcing." Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • CROWD SOURCED TESTING Crowdsourcing relies on people, and thus works when participants are treated as people Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • CROWD SOURCED TESTING 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
    • 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 of Firefox • Support for different test-runs (basic tests, add-ons, ...) • Reporting test results to a central database Under Construction Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • 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
    • 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 Google Toolbar extension Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • REFERENCES QA Test Automation team page: http://quality.mozilla.org/teams/automation/ Mozmill Tests 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
    • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Questions? Thursday, November 4, 2010
    • Thanks Thursday, November 4, 2010