Tag: test automation

“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

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

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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Test Automation Silver Bullet, Myth or Reality?

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Well obviously, it’s a myth.  Right? Maybe. But that said, why do many still seek it?  It is still perceived to be the Holy Grail of testing and keeps millions of people in gainful employment every day, and to an

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US financial services company on the money with test automation

  Recently, I had the great opportunity to provide our test automation training/consulting services to one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US. This company was built on a tradition of excellence in community banking. With a

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Get the Grinch out of Testville.. and your QA Dept!

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe test automation, he thought… doesn’t have to be so painful. Maybe automation perhaps means a little bit more!” Had our Grinch

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How a Grinch tester could ruin the winter release

“I must stop this whole thing! Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now. I must stop Testville testing… but how?”   The Grinch’s idea was to cause mayhem by letting the QA team down, forcing the project

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What turns a tester into the Grinch?

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus; You’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!” The Grinch can be identified in

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