Tag: test automation

Regression Testing – are you missing out? More importantly, what are you missing out?

what are you missing out

“It’s not what you are checking that’s an issue. It’s the bits you are not checking that causes the problem. “ We all know that traditional testing is flawed. By nature we focus on the areas we have changed. Why

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IBM i Data Security. Are you playing your cards right?

hands shuffling cards in the air illustrating the scrambling of data for testing

Test Data solved in four steps 1. Extract, 2. Scramble, 3. Verify, 4. Roll-back Perhaps following on from my previous blog, you’ve got an extract of your live data, an intelligent subset that drives the key test conditions.  OK, but

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Successful regression testing with business users

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Regular regression testing is core to finding critical defects and unwanted changes before going live. A business without regression tests is a business teetering on the edge of an abyss! A successful regression test pack must easily evolve as the

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IBM i data security. Are you sitting comfortably?

Test Data solved in four steps 1. Extract, 2. Scramble, 3. Verify, 4. Roll-back The IBM i has arguably the best security record of any business application platform in common use. A great place to be if you have one. But

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Automated Regression Test for 2019

Automated Regression Test

An automated regression test brings so many benefits: reduced risk; faster time to market, not to mention keeping the audit and compliance departments happy. New technology enables automation to be created quickly either from scratch or from prior manual tests,

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“I have a Tonne of testing to do.”​ True? Maybe, but does that add up?

I heard someone say that to me recently as they entered another weekly test cycle and I pondered whether testing could be measured in Tonnes (or mass).  And since mass and energy are irrevocably connected, I wondered whether it could be

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Lessons in seeking the test automation silver bullet

row of silver bullets

So perhaps there is a silver bullet, but you are going to have to find the right one for you and look after it. In order to make test automation successful there will be different tools deployed in different places

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Script Maintenance Kills Test Automation

If there is one thing that kills test automation it is script maintenance. It is essential to minimise this for longer term success.  It is massively important in Agile methodologies as there is simply not time to have a long-winded

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Test Automation – the “Where are we?” question

woman looing at signpost wondering where we are

Just like in the old joke about asking for directions which earns the response – “If I was going there, I wouldn’t start from here.”  If you don’t know where you are, how you do things now, understand what, why

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Test Automation, Whose job is it?

Easy. It must be the QA team, the responsibility of the QA manager surely? Mind you, the QA team are not usually responsible for bug creation, so the developers must play a role. And the Shift Left argument proposes that

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