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5 Ways to Simplify Your Automated Test Cases

Maintaining test automation can take a lot of time. So can understanding reporting for your test automation. Fortunately, you can greatly speed those things up. A big part of my consulting practice is helping clients with test automation. And with client after client, I see testers, test automation engineers, and developers creating test cases […]

Webinar: What’s a Mock Object and How Do I Use it?

This demo will walk through what a Mock Object is and how to use it in writing unit tests. We’ll talk about the Mockist approach to unit testing as well as the Classicist approach. We’ll create mock objects from scratch as well as explore an existing mock object library called […]

Webinar: Accelerating Delivery of Quality Software with Test Automation

Software testing continues to grow as the #1 bottleneck of the software delivery process. How do our current processes contribute to this? What is it about our management of software projects that introduces higher levels of risk rather than mitigating it, while stretching the construction phase? Is test automation required […]

Two Craftsmen

A homeowner wanted to have her hardwood floors redone. She had two different craftsmen come to her home to look over the job. One arrived in a Geo Metro with only a Leatherman. The other arrived in a Mercedes Benz work van full of tools. Tools she had never thought […]

Webinar: Making the Case for Full-time Test Automation Engineers

“Can’t we convert our testers to test automation engineers?” “Why can’t developers create test automation?” “Can’t one test automation engineer work across several project teams?” If you’ve said, thought, or heard questions like these, watch this previously recorded webinar now! Many times decision makers in software development companies have trouble […]

Test automation ROI: 5 ways to show the business benefits

This article originally posted on TechBeacon 6/20/17. It is reposted here with express written permission from TeachBeacon. Done well, test automation can return multiples of the amount of time and effort invested. Setting expectations with stakeholders and business owners is key to helping ensure that everyone is moving toward the […]

“No one knows what to do”

“No one knows what to do” Those who attend my talks know I ask folks to fill out a form with several questions on it. This morning I looked through responses to these. My original intent was to find something interesting for you. I thought, if I break down the […]

Webinar: What’s a Unit Test? (Demo)

What is a unit test? Do you wonder what people are talking about when the subject comes up? Are developers right when they tell you, “you don’t have to test that, we have unit tests for it”? Have you ever seen a unit test? We won’t tell your secret, if […]

Differing Priorities for Continuous Integration

During a recent webinar on Continuous Integration (CI), I talked about the concerns of developers vs the concerns of testers in relation to CI (sign up to never miss another webinar here). The pressures developers face are different from those faced by testers. In this post I name a few […]

Webinar: What Tests Should We Automate First?

It is rare that I get the question, “what tests should we automate first?” More often, folks seem to already know what they want to test. It is a forgone conclusion that they start with the biggest time-savers. They want to take the tests that take the most time to run […]