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CLIMBING MOUNT AUTOMATION

For those that are new to test automation, it can look like a daunting task to undertake

For those who are new to Automation, it can look like a daunting task to undertake, but it only seems that way. If we unpack it and pinpoint the fundamentals, we can have the formula for the desired test results. You would be surprised how much easier Automation is when you have a few simple, effective yet essential skills that can easily be learned.

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Test Automation Horror Stories

Automation can be a nightmare. Don’t let these terrible tales happen to you.

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A YEAR IN REVIEW: LOGIGEAR’S AGILE AUTOMATION EBOOK

We’re celebrating the 1st birthday of our Agile eBook!

 

It has been one year since we launched our eBook on Agile Automation. To celebrate, we’ve updated the foreword and included a brand new automation checklist! As we take the moment to mark this occasion, we wanted to take some time to reflect on the State of Software Testing, and how Automation fits in with it.

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Top 10 Must-Haves for Test Automation

Evaluate and understand the state of your automation

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Mega Trends in Testing: Continuous Delivery, Production Line and the Deployment Pipeline

DevOps may be the next big buzzword, but Test teams really need to focus on its little sister, Continuous Delivery

If you pay attention to trends in software development—from the perspective of what some sophisticated teams are doing, what articles and books are being written, to conference topics, you may have noticed the tools being developed—there have been transformations in the past decade:

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Part 3 – Be a Part of the Solution! Share your Opinion in our Test Automation Survey

Take our survey on test automation!

Get ready! LogiGear has launched its 3rd survey in the State of Software Testing series and it covers Test Automation. At LogiGear, we want to provide you with the best tools and support for testing your applications. But we can only do it with your help. We’re seeking answers to important questions on various topics within the testing field.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! 5 DEVOPS VIDEOS

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LogiGear University announces the launch of a new, free video series on Testing in DevOps and Continuous Testing which is available today.

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Making the Case for Better Test Design

The No-Nonsense Guide for How to Write Smarter and Low Maintenance Test Cases

By Michael Hacket

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Test design is a phrase that is often used when planning testing and test efforts, but I do not believe it is well understood. Also, opinions vary widely about the importance of test design ranging from irrelevant to the crucial ingredient for success.

Recently, I was at a company where they are throwing out their entire test automation suite and starting over. The regression suite they had been building for a few years was bloated and verbose. To make matters worse, the pass-rate (percentage of automated tests passing each run) kept dropping, and the team had long ago lost confidence that the regression suite even gave much assurance.

Their idea two years ago was to invest a bunch of money in a new tool and hire more technical staff. Next, take the manual test cases and automate them since they seem to work, and automating is better than manual. Good idea? Eighteen months later they had a large number of automated scripts, but the tests were poorly designed in the first place.

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Why is test automation the backbone of Continuous Delivery?

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The path to continuous delivery leads through automation

By Ranjan Sakalley

Software testing and verification needs a careful and diligent process of impersonating an end user, trying various usages and input scenarios, comparing and asserting expected behaviours. Directly, the words “careful and diligent” invoke the idea of letting a computer program do the job. Automating certain programmable aspects of your test suite thus can help software delivery massively. In most of the projects that I have worked on, there were aspects of testing which could be automated, and then there were some that couldn’t. Nonetheless, my teams could rely heavily on our automation suite when we had one, and expend our energies manually testing aspects of the application we could not cover with automated functional tests. Also, automating tests helped us immensely to meet customer demands for quick changes, and subsequently reaching a stage where every build, even ones with very small changes, went out tested and verified from our stable. As Jez Humble rightly says in his excellent blog about continuous delivery, automated tests “take delivery teams beyond basic continuous integration” and on to the path of continuous delivery. In fact, I believe they are of such paramount importance, that to prepare yourself for continuous delivery, you must invest in automation. In this text, I explain why I believe so.

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Halliburton’s Last Mile to Continuous Delivery

5- Hali case studyHow Halliburton leveraged outsourcing to achieve their goals.

By LogiGear Staff

Organizations are focusing on speed, both in Continuous Integration and rapid deployment as a competitive advantage. Many software development organizations can significantly shorten development cycles by implementing one or a combination of Agile practices, continuous integration & deployment methods, and feature branches. While these frameworks and techniques shorten development cycles, test teams can quickly fall behind in keeping up with the velocity of product releases. Getting assistance from the outside can be crucial to the success of the entire development organization.

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