You and your team invest hours in authoring tests and architecting automation, and you celebrate your high pass rates. But when your application changes, how many of those tests fail—and why? 

Did we surface an actual regression? 

An unexpected new feature? 

An environmental issue such as a new browser or system update? 

A false-positive due to subtle movements in our locators? 

Join Ed Manlove and Maaret Pyhäjärvi as they tackle the ever-increasing challenge of test maintenance. Using Python, they’ll demonstrate practical steps you can take in Robot Framework and Selenium to ensure your test suite keeps running. 

No matter your framework, you’ll gain sound insights into building a strategy to ensure the maintainability of your tests and automation.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn design principles that are essential for creating maintainable software test automation frameworks
  • Explore techniques for reducing the time and cost associated with maintenance
  • Compare different approaches to developing maintainable tests in Python

Expert Speakers

Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight

The Automation Panda

Andrew Knight is the Automation Panda, the Principal Developer Advocate at Applitools, and the Director of Test Automation University. An avid supporter of open-source software, Pandy is a Playwright Ambassador and the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern.

Ed Manlove
Ed Manlove

Robot Framework

Ed Manlove is a Robot Framework Coach and Mentor. He has been a part of the Robot Framework community since 2011 and works to build the community.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Maaret Pyhäjärvi


Maaret Pyhäjärvi is an exploratory tester extraordinaire with a day job at Vaisala as Principal Test Engineer. She is a tester, (polyglot) programmer, speaker, author, conference designer, and a community facilitator. She has been awarded the two prestigious global testing awards: Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016 and Top-100 Most Influential in ICT in Finland 2019.

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