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Using Autopilot for Functional UI Testing


Autopilot is a tool designed for writing high-level functional tests for GUI applications. It is written by a team of engineers at Canonical, and is being used to test everything from the Unity desktop shell to desktop applications, to core phone applications for the Ubuntu Touch project.


@ Kiwi PyCon 2013 - Saturday, 07 Sep 2013 - Track 1

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This talk will cover:

  • What autopilot is, how it's made, and how it works.
  • How we use it at Canonical, and what benefits we've seen from using it.
  • How you can use it to test your own applications.