Debugging is the process of identifying and resolving errors or bugs in software. In web automation testing, debugging plays a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and accuracy of automated tests. Additionally, it enables the validation of functionality by applying dynamic values.
According to the Systems Sciences Institute at IBM, the expense of addressing an error discovered after product release was four to five times higher than identifying it during the design phase and even up to 100 times greater than one detected during the maintenance phase.
The debugging process typically involves noting the error, identifying the error location based on expertise, setting debugger breakpoints, analyzing the code step-by-step at runtime, finding the exact location of the issue, fixing the problematic code line, and validating the code to ensure a successful error fix.
Choosing an automation testing framework with effective and robust debugging tooling is key to writing and…