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Should You Have a Dedicated Automation Team Within Your QA Department?
Posted by Israel Felix in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

If you've led or managed QA teams that have included an automation test team, you've probably been in a situation where you had to decide whether you should keep them on board. Normally the decision needs to be made when there is a change in leadership, wherein the new management comes with a mandate to consolidate groups and reduce costs. This situation also tends to arise when working with [...]

Getting the Existing Team On Board with Automation (Scripts)

Introduction In an attempt to do more with less, organizations want to test their software adequately, as quickly as possible. Businesses are demanding quick turnaround, pushing new features and bug fixes to production within days, along with quality. Everyone knows manual testing is labor-intensive and error-prone, and does not support the same kind of quality checks that are possible through [...]

[WEBINAR] Making the Transition from Manual to Automated Testing
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationSoftware Development & TestingWebinars

If you have been manually testing your Web application, making the transition to test automation can seem daunting. Where do you start, how do you determine what tests to automate and what tools do you use? These are questions that are at the top of the list for every first timer. Smoothing your transition to building test automation can be made easier with a little preparation and the right [...]

Reducing Regression Execution Times
Posted by Israel Felix in AutomationBest PracticesContinuous IntegrationGuest Blog Posts

We all know the saying "time is money." QA managers are constantly under pressure not only to deliver high-quality software products, but also to do so within time constraints. Regression testing is a vital component in any software development life cycle to ensure that no new errors are introduced as a result of new features or the correction of existing bugs. Every time we modify existing [...]

[Webinar] Measuring Your Way to Successful Automation
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationBest PracticesWebinars

In today’s modern app development workflow process, speed is king. The faster you can test, the faster your app can go to market. However, most QA folks are stuck using the same old tools and processes and never get a free minute to investigate how to make their work better, let alone shift to automated testing processes to help them deliver better software faster. Developing a set of [...]

The Benefits of Parallel Testing

Running in slow motion? Are you running, but can’t make your feet move as fast as you want them to? This is a common feeling among beginners, as well as experienced automation developers. As your regression suite grows, it takes longer to run tests, and soon you have a problem because your regression suite is running longer and longer. There are a few approaches to smarter testing: reduce [...]

Top 10 Benefits of Automated Testing
Posted by Ely Hechtel in AutomationMobileMobile Development & Testing

  Test automation can bring many benefits to your mobile app testing cycles, allowing you to build better apps with less effort. It is less time consuming as well! Many companies still run only manual tests because they don’t know how to properly integrate automated testing in their app development process. Keep on reading to find out the top benefits of automated testing! Automated [...]

Recap: Test Automation Newbie? Robot Framework Will Save the Day! [Webinar]
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationSoftware Development & TestingWebinars

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Test Automation Newbie? Robot Framework Will Save the Day“, featuring Bryan Lamb (Founder, RobotFrameworkTutorial.com) and Chris Broesamle (Solutions Engineer, Sauce Labs), The webinar demonstrated how you can use Robot Framework, an open source, generic framework to create continuous automated regression tests for [...]

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