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10 Best Practices and Strategies for Test Automation

This is the last article in the test automation series. This article summarizes the best practices and strategies of doing test automation.

Although our previous articles do mention best practices (and some of them may be repeated here), I strongly felt to list down the few, but most important best practices of automation here in one article for reference.

These strategies are taken from my own experience plus from the literature of testing gurus like Michael Bolton, James Bach and Cem Kaner. These practices should be followed in every automation project. Continue reading →

How to Have Seamless Script Execution Planning and Reporting for Success of an Automation Project

So far we have discussed many things related to test automation. We have discussed how to start the automation process in your organization, how to select the tool for automation, what are the types of frameworks we can develop and how we can create scripts in a maintainable manner.

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Check Here the list of all tutorials in this automation testing series.

We will now discuss about the execution plan of scripts. Continue reading →

What is Software Testing All About? (Read This 10 Point Summary Carefully)

People have different definitions about testing. Some say testing is just about UI verification. And some say testing is just finding defects. But I tried to categorize the whereabouts of testing in the below 10 points.

Read each and every sentence carefully till the end. It has deep meaning that will be useful in every stage of testing life cycle in your project.

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10 Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Career in Software Testing

After spending almost a decade in the software testing industry, I think I am eligible to write down the learnings. :)

Most of the time, I have been asked, whether I do any testing with current role?

My answer is, YES, always!

As I have written in many STH posts in past, software testing is about mind and eyes and not about years of experience, it really is expected to grow with experience. Continue reading →

Is there any ‘Shortcut’ for Good Testing? (Here it is how)

In many companies, especially small and medium, where there is a strive to establish any work process, it has been observed that testers are a little puzzled about how to start, progress and finish their testing job in a hurried manner.

The project or test manager always pressurize test team to complete testing as soon as possible. With this pressure, somebody starts with a great methodical way but cannot complete the testing; somebody tries to be fast by short-cutting it, but cannot achieve quality. So, there is a problem in daily practice.

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Why Software Testing is a Tough Job? And Here is How You Can Make It Easy

You are so lucky to be in testing, you won’t have to look after all these messy things – prototyping, client confirmation, development, logic.., – a frustrated developer

But I have to look after mess you create, – a frustrated tester

A long silence.

Most of the time, being in testing industry, we have felt mixed emotions – at a time it seems really easy and at a time it feels really difficult.

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