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A Review of the Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC)
Posted by Joe Nolan in AutomationGuest Blog Posts

Last summer I received an email stating I’d been selected to attend the GTAC. Wait, what? I remembered reading a blog on the Google Testing blogs and signing up to be entered for a chance to go, but hadn’t really expected to be chosen. So last fall I had the opportunity to attend GTAC, a unique and engaging conference, that included presentations from all types of test automators, [...]

Recap: Continuous Testing Meets the Classroom: Testing Online, Interactive Curriculum at Code.org [Webinar]
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationContinuous DeliveryContinuous IntegrationWebinars

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, "Continuous Testing Meets the Classroom: Testing Online, Interactive Curriculum at Code.org", featuring Brian Jordan from Code.org. In his presentation, Brian discussed how Code.org approaches testing throughout the product development cycle, given their unique testing challenges - developing interactive, game-like curriculum [...]

Re-Energize Your QA Career With Automation and DevOps

It’s time for you to stop being content with the status quo and re-energize your QA career with Automation and DevOps — otherwise, you might find yourself fading away like Marty McFly! I’m talking to YOU, manual tester! And YOU, QA manager! Oh, and YOU TOO, automation engineer! Every one of you who has a vested interest in your career growth needs to familiarize yourself with [...]

Try Making It Smaller - It's The Agile Way
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AgileAutomationContinuous IntegrationGuest Blog Posts

Agile is a must for development shops. Agile is a mature, iterative, collaborative methodology that breaks the development process down into shorter sprints. At its core, Agile development is about small iterations, test automation and a continuous integration pipeline. Waterfall Was Created For a Perfect World, But We Don't Live In One Agile is a reaction to the slower, sequential approach known [...]

Top 10 Resources for Test Automation Newbies

Over the years friends and former colleagues have asked me for test automation training advice. A common comment I hear is that they find it difficult to lock in a goal to learn only one technology and continue building off it. Then, along their journey, they easily become sidetracked. If you are experiencing the same struggles, I’ve included some needed resources for test automation [...]

Should You Have a Dedicated Automation Team Within Your QA Department?
Posted by Israel Felix in AutomationBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

If you've led or managed QA teams that have included an automation test team, you've probably been in a situation where you had to decide whether you should keep them on board. Normally the decision needs to be made when there is a change in leadership, wherein the new management comes with a mandate to consolidate groups and reduce costs. This situation also tends to arise when working with [...]

Getting the Existing Team On Board with Automation (Scripts)

Introduction In an attempt to do more with less, organizations want to test their software adequately, as quickly as possible. Businesses are demanding quick turnaround, pushing new features and bug fixes to production within days, along with quality. Everyone knows manual testing is labor-intensive and error-prone, and does not support the same kind of quality checks that are possible through [...]

[WEBINAR] Making the Transition from Manual to Automated Testing
Posted by Bill McGee in AutomationSoftware Development & TestingWebinars

If you have been manually testing your Web application, making the transition to test automation can seem daunting. Where do you start, how do you determine what tests to automate and what tools do you use? These are questions that are at the top of the list for every first timer. Smoothing your transition to building test automation can be made easier with a little preparation and the right [...]

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