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Automation Testing with DevOps in a Continuous Integration (CI) Environment

How do we keep on top of regression testing. The DevOps model allows multiple developers to check in their changes with new builds being created daily (or more often). Any issues with code are highlighted quickly, but how do we

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test. Conclusions.

What you just can’t do without. Regression testing is a central component in ensuring software quality. Done correctly the software delivered will be more reliable, and robust, increasing in quality more so after every release. Applying the ten key factors

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Another day, another election, another test cycle!

When selecting your regression testing and project management solution make sure you have a vote winner Elections are somewhat like Test Regression cycles, they can be a good thing because they make you think, or one would hope they do! 

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test. No. 10 Output Analysis

Output should be easy to understand and interpret. QA need to make the decision as to whether something has passed or failed quickly and act accordingly. To allow this to happen it is important that the automation being used creates

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Don’t take a gamble with your regression testing solution.

A colleague of mine is not long  back from a weekend in Vegas with some friends. He played the tables over the weekend and struck lucky coming home with winnings that certainly covered the cost of their hotel and cocktails

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Looking to hike the Implementation Trail?

Meet the outdoor gear specialists and park rangers of test automation I was lucky enough recently to spend a little time in Utah checking out various national parks and participating in some excellent hikes. Some of these were gentle walks

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test No. 9 Full UI regression

Ensure no stone is left unturned! For true regression all aspects of the software need to be tested, this means that any automation needs to take in to account UI changes from previous builds. This full content analysis should be

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test No. 8 Script maintenance.

Automation needs to be available to everyone not just specialized test resources. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any impediments. These impediments normally revolve around the technical aspects

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test. No.7 Automation

Being able to create the automation quickly increases the efficiency. One area of testing that lends itself to automation is regression. Automation allows repeatability, and re-use, over the more mundane tasks required. An automation test can be run hundreds of

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Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test. No.6 Prioritization of risk.

What are the really important processes that could cause the most harm if they went wrong? After smoke tests are completed a more thorough set of sanity tests should be run. These would verify all the important processes, i.e. those

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