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EuroSTAR 2012 – Conference Summary and reflection

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Last few days were awesome – My presentation at EuroSTAR was well received, builders are out, and I had a lovely Diwali celebration with friends and family. Don’t worry; this post will not cover Diwali celebration or our home improvement project – I will stay on course and include only EuroSTAR. It was my first […]

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CAST 2012 Enforced Randomization – Increasing the value of test automation

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Last week I was in San Jose for CAST 2012 to give talks on two interesting topics. My first talk was around the limitations of acceptance criteria and the second talk was focused on how we can increase the value of automation by introducing randomization where it makes sense. During my conversation with participants around […]

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Gmail + IMAP – Automated testing solution for emails

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Test automation around emails is a pain, if not done properly. Almost all the user facing web applications require user registration with the email and email usually serves as the username in the system – which should be unique. There are two main problems in automating email functionality – Generating unique email addresses Accessing inbox […]

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Selenium Conference 2012 is in London – Are you coming?

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If you are involved in doing any test automation for the web application, I am sure you are either using or have considered Selenium for your test automation efforts. Well, if you have not considered, then maybe it’s time to give it a shot. For folks who are familiar with or are using Selenium / WebDriver […]

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Introduction to Twill – A Simple tool for automated testing of Web Automations

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Twill is an open source library that allows the user to browse the Web from standard command line interface or Python scripts. This library is written in Python and can be extremely useful for test automation for web applications. Unlike many test automation tools for web application testing, Twill does not launch or need a […]

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Simple Tools to fight the bigger quality battle – GTAC 2008

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Last month Komal Joshi and Patrick Martin presented @ GTAC 2008 conference in Seattle, USA. Google Test Automation Conference is one of the best conferences for testing / automation and it was certainly a good experience for TestingGeek to present this at GTAC. This presentation will give you basic information on how simple tools like […]

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Why testing community prefer open source tools – Top 10 reasons

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Recently I did a small survey on to find out whether testing community prefers open source tools or commercial tools. After around one month, 81% participants voted for open source tools. I have been using open source testing tools for around four years now so I wasn’t surprised with the result. But still, this result got […]