Importing libaries

Qentinel Pace builds on open source technologies like Robot Framework, selenium, appium etc. Qentinel Pace comes with PaceWords implementation libraries for different platforms, which provide the same easy, maintainable syntax.

Qentinel Pace’s libraries solve common problems in test automation, for example:

  • Latency

  • Unexpected alerts

  • Different iframes

  • etc.

Testing using Pacewords mostly relies on UI texts and simulates what a human would do (for example click buttons/links, verify that something appears on screen). While we do support also using more complex locators like xpaths, css selectors or native object id’s, we strongly suggest using UI texts when possible; this reduces the maintenance effort needed.

PaceWords are implemented in 3 main libraries:

  • QWeb (for web automation)

  • QMobile (for mobile automation)

  • QVision (Computer vision library, for desktop automation and more)

To use any of Qentinel Pace’s libraries, you need to import it in your test script or resource file. For example:

Library   QWeb

# or

Library   QMobile

# or

Library   QVision

You can also import more than one of our libraries to same test suite / test case. For example:

Library   QMobile
Library   QVision

When multiple libraries implementing keywords with exact same name are used, you need to set the search order:

Set Library Search Order     QMobile

…​or call PaceWords with fully qualified name:

QMobile.ClickText     Home
QVision.ClickText     File

While PaceWords focus mostly on testing major platforms on UI level, you can in similar way import other robot framework’s built-in and third party libraries or even create your own custom library.

Library   OperatingSystem