TestCon Europe 2021

Hybrid Edition

September 7-9

Vilnius and Online

Nikolaj Tolkačiov

Testing Practice Lead

Devbridge, Lithuania


Nikolaj is a Test Practice Lead at Devbridge with strong expertise in testing gained in a host of tech companies and projects with the majority of them requiring automation solutions. Being a passionate video gamer, he decided to study IT and ended up getting his bachelor’s degree in informatics engineering. His first attempt to automate was a script written purely with android SDK command-line tools and from then only seeking stable, reliable, and effective way to automate.


Test Automation 101 with Cypress

In this workshop we will learn about automation basics and good practices to have a solid fundamental understanding of this topic. We will write automation test cases with Cypress framework, create pull requests, and have code review performed for our written code with a feedback from code reviewers.


Part 1: What is test automation

  • Automation history
  • Benefits of test automation
  • Demo for test automation and fuzz testing
  • E2E UI test automation
  • How to choose E2E test framework
  • How to write automated test cases
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 1

Part 2: How to write automated test cases

  • Locators
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 2
  • Explanation of DOM and it’s manipulations
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 3
  • What to automate
  • What to assert
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 4
  • Test data
  • Importance of avoiding maintenance

Part 3: Best practices

  • Page object model
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 5

Part 4: Best practices pt.2

  • GIT
  • Code review
  • Static code analysis
  • Code coverage
  • Modular test case structure
  • API calls for data setup and teardown
  • Hands-on workshop pt. 6


The goal of this workshop is to introduce the participants with automation, it’s best practices and Cypress automation framework.

Target audience

This workshop is for people who want to learn more about test automation and get some experience using Cypress framework. No previous knowledge of test automations is needed, but we will be using JavaScript programming language to automate with Cypress, so at least basic knowledge is required (bellow is a link to free online JavaScript lessons to get you up to speed).

Technical requirements

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