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
Video

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
Making Your Test Automation Transparent
Slideshow

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
Slideshow

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
Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New
Slideshow

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 short iterative releases. Other organizations are going “all in”―writing thousands of acceptance tests...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
The Doctor Is In: Diagnosing Test Automation Diseases
Slideshow

When doing test automation, you sometimes notice that things are not working out as expected, but it’s not clear why. You are so caught up in the day-to-day work that you don't see the bigger picture. It’s like when you get sick―you know something is wrong, but you don’t know what. That’s...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH
Test Automation Strategies for the Agile World
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With the adoption of agile practices in many organizations, the test automation landscape has changed. Bob Galen explores current disruptors to traditional automation strategies, and discusses relevant and current adjustments you need to make when developing your automation business...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing
Slideshow

You're under tight time pressure and have barely enough information to proceed with testing. How do you test quickly and inexpensively, yet still produce informative, credible, and accountable results? Rapid Software Testing, adopted by context-driven testers worldwide, offers a...

Michael Bolton, DevelopSense
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
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Testers face common challenges in automation. Unfortunately, these challenges often lead to subsequent failures. Jim Trentadue explains a variety of automation perceptions and myths―the perception that a significant increase in time and people is needed to implement automation; the myth...

Jim Trentadue, Ranorex
Test Automation Patterns: Issues and Solutions
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Automating system level test execution can result in many problems. It is surprising to find that many people encounter the same problems yet are unaware of common solutions that worked well for others. These problem/solution pairs are called “patterns.” Seretta Gamba recognized the...

Seretta Gamba, Steria Mummert ISS GmbH, and Mark Fewster, Grove Software Testing Ltd.

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