In the News – July 2013

Three New TestArchitectTM Products LogiGear has expanded its TestArchitect product line with the introduction of three new TestArchitect Editions— Professional, Mobile Plus and Enterprise. The Professional Edition is an economical automation solution for Windows-based applications. Mobile Plus offers Windows-based application plus mobile testing, and Enterprise includes all Windows, web, cloud and mobile testing capability. Mobile …

Misconceptions About Test Automation

Test Automation is significant and growing-yet I have read many forum comments and blog posts about Test Automation not delivering as expected. It’s true that test automation can improve reliability while minimizing variability in the results, speed up the process, increase test coverage, and ultimately provide greater confidence in the quality of the software being …

Test Automation Games

Two dominant manual testing approaches to the software testing game are scripted and exploratory testing. In the test automation space, we have other approaches. I look at three main contexts for test automation: 1. Code context – e.g. unit testing. 2. System context – e.g. protocol or message level testing. 3. Social context – e.g. …

Testing Netflix on Android

When Netflix decided to enter the Android ecosystem, we faced a daunting set of challenges: 1. We wanted to release rapidly (every 6-8 weeks). 2. There were hundreds of Android devices of different shapes, versions, capacities, and specifications which need to playback audio and video. 3. We wanted to keep the team small and happy. …

Test Automation Is Not Automatic

Recently while teaching a workshop on Testing Dirty Systems, I uttered this “Randyism” off the top of my head, “Test automation is not automatic.” I realized immediately that I had just concisely stated the problem in making test automation a reality in many organizations. Most testers know that test automation is not automatic. (Wouldn’t it be great?) However, …