About the Automated Testing category

This category contains questions and answers for how to implement, maintain, and advance automated testing of Perspective Projects.

Why should people use this category? What is it for?

This category should be used for questions regarding automated testing of Ignition. As of September 2023, this primarily revolves around Perspective, though questions pertaining to Vision may also be answered here.

How exactly is this different than the other categories we already have?

Other categories focus on Ignition or its various modules and editions. This category focuses on the use of third-party tools for testing Perspective projects with the intent of identifying behavioral regressions during project development.

What should topics in this category generally contain?

In general, topics in this category should contain questions or observations regarding automated testing of Ignition (Perspective). Clarification of the tools in use (Selenium, framework, browser) as well as their version are always extremely helpful and can often provide useful insight into what could be causing specific issues.

Do we need this category? Can we merge with another category, or subcategory?

This category is needed to keep these threads separate from the main Ignition pool of threads, as these posts are very likely to of little use to the larger community and would only serve as static. Issues here are also expected to not have anything to do with Ignition itself, and are rather expected to have to do with third-party software.