Test maintenance comprises two main categories of processes. First is when the tests that are already working might begin to fail. Another category is the change in dependencies of lifeline tools. Let’s take a look at both of these cases separately.
- When Tests Fail: What should be the first reaction to a failed test? Of course, determine the reason behind the failure. Sometimes there can be defects in the software. Other reasons can be unforeseen side effects and changes in behavior. In this case, fixing the code or updating the tests can help. Sometimes, the team might have to do both.
- Change In Dependencies Of LifeLine Tools: Selenium Test automation tools running in production require support. When a firm changes reporting tools or APIs, it can call for the need to make changes in some elements of these tools. This enables its functioning as a part of a toolset. This category of test automation maintenance also includes training developers on tools if the need for updating the tool infrastructure arises.