Robot Framework Library

Robot Framework Library

The target of this training course is to learn creating test libraries for Robot Framework using Python programming language.

For who?

The target audience for this training are developers and testers that are interested to create test libraries for Robot Framework. Participants are expected to know basics of both Robot Framework and Python.


Required Robot Framework skills include knowing the overall architecture, how to run tests, and how to use keywords provided by libraries in test data. You are fine if you have ever used Robot Framework for anything. Alternatively you may want to consider participating the provided Robot Framework hands-on training

Needed Python skills include basic concepts such as creating and using functions, modules, classes and exceptions. Separate Python training is organized for people new to Python, and its agenda can be used as a more detailed list of the needed skills.

Technical requirements

Participants should have a laptop with Python 3.4 or higher installed. Operating system does not matter, but participants should be comfortable using the machine and have local admin rights to it.

It is possible to work also in pairs using only one laptop. If there is a need, course organizers can provide a reserve laptop without extra costs.



A high-level list of topics covered in the training is below. It will be adapted based on participant needs and interests as required.

Creating test libraries:
Library name
Arguments to library
Library scope
Library discovery (PYTHONPATH)
Library as a listener

Creating keywords:
Status (Pass/Fail)
Return values
Fatal and continuable failures

Different library types and APIs:
Library as a module
Library as a class
Dynamic libraries
Hybrid libraries
Remote libraries

Extending existing libraries




Trainer: Ismo Aro, Chairman of the Board of Robot Framework Foundation


We have not planned any dates for this course yet, but contact us if you want to know more.

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