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MockServer – Three reasons why you should use them for your test automation

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Fortunately, de-coupling of backend systems is more or less a norm now. Irrespective of the client you have, a desktop, mobile or a web application, there is a high probability that it talks to a backend to post or retrieve data or information you need. Restful web services and architectures based on the micro-services are […]

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London Selenium Meet-up – Beyond Check Automation

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Yesterday’s London Selenium Meetup was great and topics covered by both the speaker are very close to my heart. Both the speakers, Richard and Haroon spoke about the need to go beyond checks in test automation. In many teams, automation is viewed as a tool to confirm checks. There is nothing wrong with this definition, […]

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Automated Visual Software Testing: The Missing Link in Software Test Automation

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This is a guest post from Adam Carmi. He is a Co-founder and CTO of Applitools, a startup company focused on delivering innovative cloud-based Automated Visual Testing solutions for front-end developers, automation engineers and QA teams. Applitools Eyes validates the correctness of GUI layout, content, functionality and appearance of web, mobile and hybrid apps across […]

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Remember WHY before WHAT and HOW

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All of us are problem solvers. We love to solve complex problems. Developing software is a complex problem. Understanding abstract requirements is a difficult problem. Getting shared understanding about these complex requirements is a difficult problem. Converting these requirements in a language which machine understands is a complicated problem. Testing software and ensuring that software meets […]

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Do software testers need to learn coding?

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Do software testers need to write code? Probably no. Do software testers should learn to code? In my opinion, Yes – we must. The testing community has discussed this issue many times. Many people argue that testers do not need to write code, and I have no problem with that. In my day-to-day job, I […]

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Test Automation for CMS based application – Channel4 Case Study

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Testing and automating CMS backed applications is challenging. It is different from testing web applications. In most of the web applications – pages are well defined. Operations which can be performed on them is evident, and there are few moving parts on the page. CMS backed applications, on the other hand, are usually dynamic. Pages […]

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Do we need ROI for Software Testing and Automation?

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So what would be the ROI of reading this blog post? It’s possible that you get an idea which helps you in your test automation effort or removes myths you may have about software testing or you find that you are in software testing field because of wrong reasons and you leave this field altogether. […]

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A Software Tester’s journey from manual to political tester

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Test automation is an interesting activity. When teams start their journey, interesting things happen. Teams become more efficient, test coverage increases, communication between software testers and developers increases, fewer defects are reported by customers and so on, isn’t it? But does it happen every single time? Let me tell you a story, after a disclaimer! […]