From the Archives: Test Automation

Over the years, we’ve provided an extensive number of articles that provide a wealth of knowledge about Test Automation. Below is a compilation of some of those articles.


Guide to Automated Voice Apps Testing
This article explores some of the basic test tools you’ll need and how to blend the use different automated testing tools and methods together to build an effective test strategy for voice-based
apps.

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Survey Results: Test Automation
For the third survey in our State of Software Testing Survey series, we cover the skills, tools, benefits, and problem areas of Test Automation.

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Misconceptions About Test Automation
This article covers the most common misconceptions about software Test Automation.

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September 2017 LogiGear Magazine
The September 2017 Magazine was entirely dedicated to Test Automation.

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Cruise Control: Automation in PERFORMANCE TESTING
Automated performance testing is important. Here are some key things to keep in mind when implementing it.

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Why is Test Automation the Backbone of Continuous Delivery?
Not all aspects of testing can be automated, but where it can, will help with software delivery tremendously. Especially when on the path to Continuous Delivery.

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Avoid Epic Fail. Get Professional Help
This article covers the benefits of using professional services teams to get great Test Automation quickly.

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Test Automation Tool Shopping Guide
We compiled a short list of criteria and popular automation tools.

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Book Review: Experiences of Test Automation
This is a book every person with a relationship to software development should read.

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Test Automation Games
This article focuses on 3 main contexts for Test Automation; code, system, and social context. Each content has its own automation approach, tools, and styles for each.

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The Real Costs/Benefits of Test Automation
Do you know what it takes to automate testing? This article breaks down the challenges and benefits of Test Automation that you may not have been aware of.

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Four Software Testing Challenges We Must Repeatedly Overcome
This article covers the four software testing challenges that still need to be overcome in order to advance in the software testing industry.

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This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hacket and Brent K. Whitlock Introduction The top 5 pitfalls encountered by managers employing software Test Automation are: Uncertainty and lack of control Poor scalability and maintainability Low Test Automation ...
Framework: An abstraction in which software providing generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user written code, thus providing application specific software. A software framework is a universal, reusable software platform used to develop applications, products and solutions. Harness: A collection of software and test data configured to test a program unit by running it under varying conditions and monitoring ...
Test automation provides great benefits to the software testing process and improves the quality of the results. It improves reliability while minimizing variability in the results, speeds up the process, increases test coverage, and ultimately can provide greater confidence in the quality of the software being tested. However, automation is not a silver bullet. It ...
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 ...
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.
The growing complexity of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in cars offers traditional testers an opportunity to capitalize on their strengths. The human-machine interface (HMI) is nothing new. Any user interface including a graphical user interface (GUI) falls under the category of human-machine interface. HMI is more commonly being used to mean a view into the ...
The path to continuous delivery leads through automation 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 ...
Elfriede Dustin of Innovative Defense Technology, is the author of various books including Automated Software Testing, Quality Web Systems, and her latest book Effective Software Testing. Dustin discusses her views on test design, scaling automation and the current state of test automation tools. LogiGear: With Test Design being an important ingredient to successful test automation, ...
I’ve been teaching a lot lately, was in India for one week, and I’m off to Seattle in two weeks to teach on performance topics. I thoroughly enjoy teaching, it allows me to stay sharp with current trends, and provides a nice break from the “implementation focus” that I generally have day to day.
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. ...
LogiGear Magazine – April 2013 – Test Automation

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