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5 Tips to Automatically Test Every Time a Build is Submitted by a Developer

Back in the day, before the advent of automated testing, manual testers would need to painstakingly review code at every step of the process. As you can imagine, this slowed everything way down—and it got in the way of quickly and efficiently producing great, high-quality software. Today, DevOps teams are all about continuous testing and delivery; dev and QA teams working in-tandem to find [...]

Evolving Your Automated Test Suite Over Time
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in AutomationSoftware Development & Testing

In a perfect world, you'd have time to write an automated test for every piece of code that you add to your application. In the real world, that's not feasible. You have to be strategic in selecting what to automate and what not to automate. You will also find yourself having to reevaluate your automated testing strategy from time to time. As your applications change, your testing strategy should [...]

Best Practices for Planning a Test Automation Strategy
Posted by Michael Churchman in AutomationSoftware Development & Testing

Whether you've already made the decision to move to automated testing or you're still considering it, it is important to know what the best practices are for making the transition, and which strategies are best suited to your organization. Each application of any complexity is likely to have its own combination of testing requirements, and no two development teams are exactly alike. In this post, [...]

4 Automated Testing Pain Points (and How to Solve Them)
Posted by Chris Riley in AutomationSoftware Development & Testing

If you’re like most QA teams, you’ll discover that adopting automated testing requires clearing some hurdles. That is because like most innovations, test automation creates some challenges that organizations need to overcome before they can reap the full benefits of an automated testing strategy. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pain points that arise when QA teams [...]

Test Automation: Choosing Which and How Many Tests to Automate
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in AutomationContinuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

At this point, it is common knowledge that an automated testing strategy should be implemented by any organization that wishes to consider itself a DevOps organization. And while there are many advantages to automating tests over performing them manually, it isn’t reasonable to automate each and every test in your arsenal. So the next step is to consider the following questions: Which tests [...]

How I Became an Automation Engineer
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in AutomationGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

I’m an automation engineer. I haven’t always been one, however. Fifteen years ago, I started my adventure as a software tester. Very quickly, I saw the advantages of automating recurring tests (regression tests), and I started to use specialized frameworks like Selenium, JMeter and Postman for test automation. It took time, though, for me to learn how to make the most of these [...]

Four Reasons to Move Beyond Manual Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in AutomationContinuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Does your organization still test its software by hand? If the answer is yes, it is time (if not long past time) to consider moving beyond manual testing to a fully automated, script-driven software test system. In this post, we'll talk about some of the key reasons why you should make the move to automated testing. When the Only Way Was the Hard Way For a long time, of course, the most (and [...]

Taking Your First Automated Testing Steps: 5 Hurdles to Overcome

Most DevOps teams know why they should automate testing. For many organizations, the bigger question is how. A number of obstacles tend to make it difficult to make the jump to automated testing, or to expand upon automated testing procedures that are already in place. Let’s take a look at some of the most common hurdles that DevOps teams have to overcome in order to begin test automation [...]

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