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Say “Hi” at TISQA 2016!

It’s TISQA 2016 week! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the best regional testing conference. Make sure to track me down and say “Hi” on […]

TISQA 2016 – “What is a Tester”

We’ll be at TISQA 2016 next week! Make sure to catch Paul Merrill’s talk on Data Strategies and say “hi”!  

How to Get Better: Understand Roles

I’ve been writing lately about how to get better as an automation engineer (here and here). So far we’ve focused on advancing in a technical […]

How to Get Better: Read

This is part 2 of a series in how to get better as an automated testing engineer. In part 1 we talked about working with […]

How to Get Better: Work with People Better Than You

This is my first in a series of posts about how to become a better Test Automation Engineer. I was very fortunate to get to […]

Becoming a Better Automated Testing Engineer

Recently, I listened to the podcast “Test Talks”. The guest mentioned the way in which automated testers get better is to become a better developer. […]

Organizational Patterns for Automated Testing

I originally posted this in 2013. Since then, I’ve rethought this post, originally titled “Write Tests Faster”. I’ve modified this post to reflect my current thinking. […]

Getting Started with Automated Testing

Are you stuck at the starting line, surveying the landscape of automation products? Why not automate today? Are you convinced you’ll need months of development […]

It’s OK for Test Environments to Differ from Production (more)

Last week I posted Why It’s OK to Test Differently Than in Production. I ended up writing that post twice, but feel like I came […]

It’s OK for Test Environments to Differ from Production

In a recent post about the technology in a major automated testing success, I mentioned I could write an entire post about why it’s ok […]