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Sencha Test Tip of the Week Summary for March 2017

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Last month, we launched our Sencha Test Tip of the Week emails. Our Tip of the Week emails will provide you with a variety of best practices and tips and tricks, so you can get up to speed quickly on using Sencha Test. Our first topic was Creating Tests Using the Sencha Test API. If you’re interested in reading the tips, sign up or check back here the first week of each month where we’ll be posting a monthly roundup.

Creating Tests Using the Sencha Test API

The Ext JS framework includes the most comprehensive collection of high-performance components that you can use to build your apps. You can create robust test automation strategies using Sencha Test to test components rather than relying on the visible elements in the Document Object Model (DOM). The Sencha Test API layer provides easy access to Ext JS components with specific API methods that allow you to write concise tests.

Setting Up Your Test Environment

  1. Install Sencha Test Studio
  2. Create your first test scenario
  3. Create a Jasmine Test Suite
  4. Get the URL of the Application Under Test

Now that you’ve gotten your test environment set up, you’re ready to write your first test.

Writing Your First Test

Project Settings

When you execute this example, make sure the project settings have the correct URL.

Project Settings

First API Test

Go to the sample application that I’m using for this demo. In my first test, I’ll show you how to:

  1. Navigate to “Email” page from “Dashboard”
  2. Click on “Compose” button
  3. Type a value in the “Subject Field”
  4. Check if “Discard” button is enabled
  5. Click on “Discard” button

Test Code

Here is the test code:

describe("Tip1", function() {
    it("should pass", function() {
        //Click on the email list item
        //Click on the compose menu item
        //Enter a value in the text field
        //Check if discard, save and send buttons are visible on this page
        //Click on the discard button

Use this test code against the sample application provided for Ext JS 6.2, and try out the APIs with your tests. Share your feedback and questions in the Sencha Test forum.

Get More Tips

In the next tip of the week email, we’ll talk about refactoring the APIs into a reusable design by using page objects pattern. Want to receive the Sencha Test Tip of the Week emails? Sign up now.

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