Automation Selection Criteria – Picking the “Right” Candidates

Identifying which tests to begin with when starting automation is key to driving testing cycle times down and coverage up. So there you are. You’ve done a little research and made the business case to upper management regarding test automation and they bit on the proposal. Surprisingly, they supported you all the way and are extremely …

Test Automation Tool Shopping Guide

A short-list of selection criteria and popular automation tools. There are a lot of test automation tools available in the market, from heavy-duty enterprise level tools to quick and dirty playback-and-record tools for browser testing. For anyone just starting their research we’ve put together a short list of requirements and tools to consider.

Testing Tools: It Ain’t only About Automation!

Test execution and utility tools that can make your job easier My first exposure to the necessity for testers to have an array of tools was from the groundbreaking article “Scripts on my Toolbelt” by Danny Faught. Danny laid out the ideal approach to any testing job, and it got me thinking “How can I …

Avoid Epic Fail. Get Professional Help

Bringing in experts can set you up for automation success. Test automation isn’t easy when your testing gets beyond a few hundred test cases. Lots of brilliant testers and large organizations have, and continue to struggle with test automation, and not for lack of effort. Everyone understands the value of test automation, but few testing …

In the News – April 2014

Video: Test Automation – 10 (sometimes painful) Lessons Learned Test Automation – 10 (sometimes painful) Lessons Learned by Dominik Dary & Michael Palotas, eBay International:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ0O8p5PajQ eBay’s European quality engineering team has broad experience implementing end-to-end test automation in different software development environments (agile, waterfall, co located , outsourced, distributed). This presentation illustrates the key …

Letter from the Editor – April 2014

Testing tools – very important, very often overlooked, and very often where mistakes are made. First, the most common mistake people make about tools is thinking tools are only about test automation! False. Automation tools are merely one type testing tool. We will try to balance this issue between test automation tools and other test …

Cheap and Free Software Test Tools

Budget-friendly planning and management tools—plus a few others. I have been researching sources of test tools and other resources that are inexpensive or free. In some cases, you get what you pay for. However, it is possible to automate some or a lot of your testing using these tools. The good news is that the …