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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 […]

Secret #5: Design Test Cases Effectively

Since originally posting this in 2012, I’ve re-thought some of these ideas. Yes, it is important that test cases are readable, but for whom should […]

Secret #4: Select the Proper Tool

This is from my series, The 5 Secrets to Automated Testing Success.  I wrote this series in 2012 and am posting them again for you […]

Secret #3: Practice TDD, ATDD, and CI

I put this series together back in 2012.  Based on our experience since 2012, I’d say you don’t have to practice TDD and ATDD to […]

Secret #2: Educate Your Testers

I originally posted this in 2012.  It should probably be called “Up Skill”. One thing I would highlight in this post if I were to […]

Secret #1: Practice Exceptional Leadership

I originally posted this in 2012.  Since then, we’ve had tremendous success in implementing automated testing solutions – recently cresting with a 16X ROI in […]