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automation framework

How to Build an Agile-Friendly Automation Framework

I've accepted TechBeacon's invitation to join as a contributor, and my first piece talks about how to build an agile-friendly test automation framework. This publication gives a high-level overview of how to architect an automation solution that is reliable, extendable, and maintainable. Also, you can see...

I've accepted TechBeacon's inv...

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peripheral-view-test-automation

Adding a Peripheral View to Test Automation

One reason why human testers are far better at finding bugs than automated scenarios is because testers aren't just validating the expected results. They are also able to recognize unexpected surprises and anomalies within the application. For example, take a look at this application and assume...

One reason why human testers a...

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firebug test automation

Firebug, You’re Fired

When interviewing candidates for UI automation openings, I like to give them typical automation 'problems' to solve. Most of the problems provide them with a picture of a UI and the corresponding HTML, and ask how they would automate something given a tricky DOM. I'm...

When interviewing candidates f...

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selenium automation workshop

A Day in the Life of an Automation Engineer

TL;DR: taught a workshop and it went great. planned as a Selenium workshop but morphed into a broader automation workshop. presents practical use of automation over simplistic unrealistic intro; raving reviews from attendees. As continuous integration is becoming more of a reality at the company that...

TL;DR: taught a workshop and i...

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tmacad

Test Masters Academy Reinventing Testers

It's conference season for me! In my role, it's imperative that I stay up to date with current trends and technologies, so for the next few months, I'll be soaking up as much knowledge as possible via tech conferences. One conference that really caught my eye...

It's conference season for me!...

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teaching-testing-in-college

Teaching Testing in College Courses

I'm an Adjunct Instructor who teaches Java programming to college students. I was recently asked by Anna Royzman, President of A Quality Leadership Institute, if I taught my students about testing. For a moment, I felt a pang of guilt because I don't have any...

I'm an Adjunct Instructor who ...

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