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Selenium Conference Keynote

Fun fact: In addition to being an automation engineer, I am also a game designer. I created a competitive fashion game that has all of the elements that keep players coming back for years. In this talk, I share the key aspects to game design and...

Fun fact: In addition to being...

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7 Habits of Highly Effective SDETs

There is a great demand for software development engineers in test (SDETs), which is a hybrid role between Developer and Tester. However many employers are finding that simply finding a developer who writes test or a tester who writes code is not enough. There's so...

There is a great demand for ...

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Test Automation Utility to Verify Email

With JavaMail API, I've been able to not only verify that an email was received, but also verify its contents, open links within the email, extract data sent (temp passwords, verification codes, etc). Someone recently asked me about email verification within automation, so I decided...

With JavaMail API, I've been a...

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How to Become an Automation Engineer

Are you interested in becoming a test automation engineer? Do you lead a team you'd like to see transition toward test automation by learning the skills needed to do this role? Here's a 3-step guide on how to get started with the test automation career path. Simply...

Are you interested in becoming...

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Keynote: Owning Our Narrative

The concept of shifting left suggests that testing be done earlier in the software development process. The notion of this is admirable and, when done properly, can enable teams to be very successful with their quality initiatives. However, the implementation of this practice is often...

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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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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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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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