test automation

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End-to-End Automated Testing: Lessons from Zombieland
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With the proliferation of mobile devices, browsers, and IoT devices, each with its own eccentricities, performing end-to-end automated testing is starting to feel like navigating a zombie apocalypse. You need to fight off the zombies but lack the right tools. You need a set of rules to...

Matt Barbour
The Selenium Grid: Run Multiple Automated Tests in Parallel
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The Selenium Grid unleashes the full power of Selenium to run multiple automated tests in parallel across multiple platforms. Brian Long demonstrates the use of an open-source framework developed at Virginia Tech to get up and running with a Selenium Grid in about an hour. He begins by...

Brian Long
Fostering Long-Term Test Automation Success
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In today’s environment of plummeting software delivery cycle times, test automation becomes a more critical and strategic necessity.  How can we possibly keep up with software delivery's explosive pace while retaining satisfactory test coverage?  How do we keep the reins on costs...

Carl Nagle
The Road to DevOps: Data, Environment, and Test Automation
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DevOps promotes continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment. And anything that breaks this continuity is a potential bottleneck. In many organizations, testing becomes that bottleneck for one or all of the following reasons:  unstable test environment, lack...

Tanya Kravtsov
Turbocharge Your Automation Framework to Shorten Regression Execution Time
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Asad Faruqui and Moni Mau say that their old regression automation used to take three-to-four days of execution time as they ran against different browser versions, locales, and currencies. They wanted to make the automation framework more efficient so features could go to market faster.

Asad Faruqui
Combine Test Automation Code with Product Code: The Good, the Bad, and the Lessons Learned
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At STAREAST 2015, Chris Loder spoke about the automation framework that he and his team built at Halogen Software. At the time, they had just moved the test automation code into the development code base so that everyone in R&D was able to use it. One year later, Chris returns to...

Chris Loder
Open Source Test Automation: Riding the Second Wave
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After the first wave of open source test automation tools like Fitnesse and Watir, we are now in a stronger, second wave led by Selenium-based frameworks. This powerful swell, fueled by a major shift toward web-based applications on desktops and mobile devices, is changing how corporations...

David Dang
Fostering Long-Term Test Automation Success
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In today’s environment of plummeting software delivery cycle times, test automation becomes a more critical and strategic necessity. How can we possibly keep up with software delivery’s explosive pace while retaining satisfactory test coverage, keeping the reins on costs, and reducing...

Carl Nagle, SAS Institute, Inc.
Agile Automation Strategies and Frameworks
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Agile practices have done a magnificent job of speeding up the software development process. Unfortunately, simply applying these agile practices to testing isn't enough to keep testers at the same pace. Test automation is necessary to support agile delivery. Max Saperstone presents an...

Max Saperstone, Coveros
Things That Really Matter in Testing—Today and Tomorrow
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After a twenty-year career at Microsoft, Bj Rollison took some time to reflect on the software testing profession. Bj has seen many positive changes in our field through the years. Unfortunately, he also has seen too many of us still mired in trends and topics that make good fodder for...

Bj Rollison

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