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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 [...]

Purposeful Automation: What It Is and Why To Do It
Posted by Michael Churchman in AutomationContinuous TestingDevOps

Purposeful automation may sound like just another buzzword. And maybe it is a buzzword, but it’s one that actually matters. In this post, I discuss what purposeful automation means, what it doesn’t mean, and why it’s a valuable concept for DevOps teams. Automation Then and Now There was a time when "automation" meant the use of a machine's mechanical capabilities to perform [...]

Why You Need Automated Testing at Any Scale
Posted by Daisy Tsang in AutomationSoftware Development & Testing

Software testing is a crucial part of any modern software development life cycle. This is true not only at large companies with complex applications, but small ones as well—and those in between. Regardless of the size of your organization or product, the ability to scale automated testing is crucial to ensure the quality of your software, shorten development cycles, and bring increased [...]

10 Reasons Your Team Needs to Budget for Automated Testing
Posted by Mike Mackrory in AutomationBest PracticesSoftware Development & Testing

If you found this article, you’ve probably already been sold on the benefits of automated testing. Automated testing is something that can offer virtually every organization tremendous benefits. However, it requires an upfront investment to implement it correctly. Like most other things in life that are worth doing, automated testing requires some setup to do it the right way. In [...]

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