test automation

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Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New
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In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very...

Bob Galen
Achieving Test Automation Critical Mass with Action Based Testing
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Despite advances in testing, the reality is that companies often automate less than 30 percent of their functional tests. By practicing Action Based Testing (ABT) you can take your...

John Kane
End-to-End Test Automation with Open Source Technologies
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As organizations continue to adopt agile methodologies, testers are getting involved earlier in product testing. They need tools that empower them to manage varied test automation needs for web services, web APIs, and web and mobile applications. Open source solutions are available in...

Ramandeep Singh, QA InfoTech
The Challenges of BIG Testing: Automation, Virtualization, Outsourcing, and More
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Large-scale and complex testing projects can stress the testing and automation practices we have learned through the years, resulting in less than optimal outcomes. However, a number of innovative ideas and concepts are emerging to better support industrial-strength testing for big...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear
A Path through the Jungle: Validating a Test Automation System for the FDA
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Test automation is difficult to get right. Working under FDA regulation presents its own challenges. Combining the two is a scary proposition because the FDA requires—and will scrutinize—the validation of any test automation used. Despite this, working in a regulated environment only...

Chris Crapo, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, and David Nelson, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
Successful Test Automation: A Manager’s View
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Many organizations invest substantial time and effort in test automation but do not achieve the significant returns they expected. Some blame the tool they used; others conclude test automation just doesn't work in their situation. The truth, however, is often very different. These...

Mark Fewster, Grove Software Testing Ltd.
Automation Abstractions: Page Objects and Beyond
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When you start writing automation for your projects, you quickly realize that you need to organize and design the code. You will write far more than “test” code; you also will write abstraction code because you want to make tests easier to read and maintain. But how do you design all this...

Alan Richardson, Compendium Developments
Planning, Architecting, Implementing, and Measuring Automation
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In automation, we often use several different tools that are not well integrated. These tools have been developed or acquired over time with little consideration of an overall plan or architecture, and without considering the need for integration. As a result, both efficiency and...

Mike Sowers, Software Quality Engineering
Making Your Test Automation Transparent
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Business analysts, developers, and testers are sometimes not on the same page when it comes to test automation. When there is no transparency in test cases, execution, coverage, and data, review of automation by all stakeholders is difficult. Making automation scripts easily readable and...

Subodh Parulekar, AFour Technologies, Inc.
Introducing Keyword-Driven Test Automation
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In both agile and traditional projects, keyword-driven testing—when done correctly—has proven to be a powerful way to attain a high level of automation. Many testing organizations use keyword-driven testing but aren't realizing the full benefits of scalability and maintainability that...

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear

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