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Test Automation 101

Mike Horn, a writer for Smartsheet, reached out to me and several other test automation practitioners for a piece he was writing on the basics of test automation. Mike, not being an automation engineer himself, didn't know what he was getting into when he opened...

Mike Horn, a writer for Smarts...

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5 ways to drive your automation engineers away

As someone who regularly interviews candidates for test automation roles, there are common mistakes I see companies making that drive their automation engineers away. On TechBeacon, I've written about the top five actions that may cause your automation engineers to bail. Review your practices and see if...

As someone who regularly inter...

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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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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, 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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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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Why Developers Should Not Lead Your Automation Efforts

Developers should not lead your automation efforts. I've never seen this succeed. In fact, many times I have been brought on to teams to clean up the mess that is left behind when developers try to lead this effort. The reason is simple. [tweetthis url="http://angiejones.tech/why-developers-should-not-lead-your-automation-efforts"]Developers are not automation...

Developers should not lead you...

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Self-Writing Test Cases

Test cases are important. They provide step by step instructions on how to validate a feature. They are essential for cross-training and necessary for auditing. They also take quite a bit of time to write, do not seem to be testers' favorite activity, and instantly become outdated...

Test cases are important. They...

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BDD Believer

I've been in Automation for more than 10 years. I consider myself a hardcore automation engineer, and have always thought that to truly get automation done you need programmers...

I've been in Automation for mo...

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