Tag Archives: automation

Testing on our private mobile device farm using STF

Naukri focuses on providing the best customer experience to the user irrespective of whatever platform he is using. In the field of mobile app testing, we have to make sure that testing of apps is done on maximum possible mobile devices (especially the Android mobiles having a large user base of Naukri). As there are thousands of Android devices in the market today, one of the biggest challenges we faced while testing the mobile applications is the selection and management of these devices. While the selection is done based on the number of users we have on different screen resolutions and... Read More

Tip-toe through Naukri, India’s No.1 job site #OneDayTale

Glipmse of Hackathon 2016. We love open source and hence we are very open to transparency. The inception to this blog post was an idea to share the walk through of how a user is served in a typical day by your beloved Naukri.com. Naukri is a black box which gives you results but under the hood it is way more than what anyone can think. Under the hood [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Under the hood working of a car, GIF image.[/caption] Source Something like below is what we are continuously doing to serve you better. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="549"] Car engine... Read More

Verify Colour of Elements using Selenium WebDriver

QA folks need to do Regression Testing as part of their Job. Since doing Regression on daily/weekly basis is cumbersome, we automate the functional flows of our application and these are called FTs (Functional Tests). Apart from executing the FTs, we do manual testing mostly to validate the alignment, font size, colour etc. Since, manually verifying the colour of all controls/elements is a tedious and time-consuming job, we should automate it also. How? We can automate it by using Selenium Webdriver itself. For example, I am taking Java as a language of choice with Selenium... Read More

MySQL Installation/Configuration Automation

MySQL Installation Automation In today’s fast paced technology world, where numbers are growing be it data size, no. of requests per second, no of databases etc., to manage these big volumes, standard operation procedures play a key role. It helps not only in ensuring smooth operations of web based products but also plays a major role for administrators to manage it in a controlled fashion. Standards are important, but enforcing them if one have multiple human resources to work towards achieving them is difficult. Configuring the setups manually is error prone and not manageable as your no. of installations grow... Read More

The story behind how Naukri won DSTC 2016 Automation contest

Long story short: Naukri.com recently participated & won the first prize in DSTC Test Automation Contest held by InStep Forum on 19th April 2016 in Radisson Blu, Dwarka. Read on for the full story… It all started when we got to know about a test automation contest being held in New Delhi. Eager to participate, we sent our nomination for the contest. A few days later we received a mail from DSTC informing that we need to fill in the details of the participants & put our opinions on the latest trends in Agile & Test Automation in order to shortlist the teams that would... Read More

Android Parallel Automation

Android parallel automation Android Parallel Automation to increase Coverage Naukri has more than a lakh users using its Android application. These users are widely spread across multiple android devices with various combinations of android versions. We work hard to ensure that our application works well for our entire user base. Acknowledging that appium scripts are slow, it was a time taking task to execute a 10 hours long script on multiple devices, calculatedly taking around half a day in execution on single device and completely taking around two to three days on just 3 devices (in the best possible scenario). If... Read More


MAILER AUTOMATION THROUGH JAVAMAIL API “Discovering the unexpected is more important than confirming the known.” Owing to the large number of mails that are a part of the daily user interactions, it becomes imperative that the mails that reach the users are bug free. This system is developed as an initiative to continuously validate the mails that the end user is receiving for accuracy, without manually testing the mails each and every day. Problem Statement: In Naukri, automating mailers was considered unfruitful mainly due to the low ROI yielded when tackled with conventional... Read More

Peripheral Testing

If anyone has played basketball during their school or college time then they would have got the lessons from their coach about peripheral vision. Peripheral vision is important in the game as it allows you to: Confuse the guys from other teams by looking at one member of your team and passing the ball to another member. 2. It helped you to pass the ball, at the right time to the right person, who is free at that moment. 3. It also helped you to see if someone is approaching you in order to block you, or coming from your back side to take the ball from you. There are many other... Read More

How to Reduce Test Automation Flakiness

We all have heard the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, let’s just revisit it. “A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when his neighbours came to help him, laughed at them for their pains. The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: "Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep"; but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or... Read More

Automating Front-End Processes – The Jenkins way

Being an IT techie, we are highly concerned with the way our websites are being developed and the way they perform. We are constantly pushing our limits to build and deliver high performance products and hence take up the end-users’ experience to another level and we do this by following countless techniques and technologies. In order to achieve the above said, we have a long list of tasks and processes we need to do or follow and the pain point is that most of them are taken care of and done manually. Before diving deep into the ways of doing all the stuff, lets first have a look at... Read More