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Getting Buy-In For Test Automation
Posted by Chris Riley in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

Ashley Hunsberger, Greg Sypolt and Chris Riley contributed to this post. Bringing test automation into your organization is not as easy as writing and running a Selenium script. It involves getting buy-in, building a team, establishing a strategy and picking the right tools. During the Q&A portion of a recent webinar hosted by Chris Riley, Ashley Hunsberger, and Greg Sypolt, the presentation [...]

Recap: Automation Best Practices (Webinar)
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationBest PracticesWebinars

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Automation Best Practices“, featuring Sauce Labs’ Automation Specialist Leo Laskin. In this webinar, Leo discussed the value of open source resources in testing and also shared his personal experience in moving from manual to automated testing, the lessons he has learned, and the steps he took to build a powerful, [...]

Kickstart Your Automation Efforts
Posted by Joe Nolan in AutomationQA

Gaining traction on your new automation efforts can be a challenge, especially when your team is new to the art. Teams can stall due to lack of time, no overall direction, or knowledge paralysis. But you can solve this roadblock by temporarily bringing on a developer. I recently wrote about problems with QA teams adopting automation in my blog post “Why is Manual QA so Prevalent?” [...]

Accelerate Multi-browser Testing Using Sauce Labs and Webdriver.io

Sahas will be presenting "Design Patterns for Scalable Test Automation With Selenium & WebdriverIO" in our next webinar on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT There are a lot of webdriver-based testing frameworks out there. Webdriver.io is a relatively new cool kid on the block. It has enough to differentiate itself and helps us to focus on creating reliable GUI tests. A few [...]

Two Approaches to Test Automation Architectures

I’ve yet to see two development environments that are alike. But even if there is no cookie cutter approach to software delivery, there are standard approaches, and methodologies that are consistent throughout modern software development and that frame nearly all environments. Because there is a big move in software testing to go from purely manual testing (a non-technical process) to a [...]

Recap: Transitioning from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices (Webinar)
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationBest PracticesWebinars

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, "Practical Tips on How to Transition from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices", featuring DevOps analyst Chris Riley and test engineering experts Ashley Hunsberger and Greg Sypolt. Chris, Ashley and Greg discussed the benefits of automated testing -- accelerated delivery, improved quality, and reduced costs -- and the [...]

Capture Network Traffic with Automation Scripts
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

When learning about the ability to capture network traffic by using my existing Selenium scripts or the headless test framework - PhantomJS scripts, I was excited. A whole new set of tests is about to be added to the continuous integration (CI) pipeline. We often come across requirements when we need to capture and analyze browser network traffic in real time to find HTTP status of the page, [...]

Help Wanted - The Pivotal Role QA Can Play in Leading the DevOps Charge
Posted by Chris Riley in AgileAutomationBest PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

Faster, more frequent releases at a higher quality. That is all DevOps is. That’s not hard to understand. What is hard to accept, however, is how much organizations are neglecting the latter part of this equation. Not only does a lack of focus on quality slow down releases in the long term, it does not fit with the overall goal of DevOps. DevOps for existing development organizations is [...]

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