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Duplicate Automated Tests

Several times in the last few weeks I’ve had a conversation about duplicate test cases. It’s a familiar conversation to me. The other person asks whether it is ok to duplicate test cases or states adamantly it is not OK to have duplicate test cases. But which is right? For […]

Webinar: Testing mission critical systems in the cloud with TR Buskirk

What are the risks when mission critical systems are in the cloud? How do we test them? TR shares with us his experience and tips to harness the power and mitigate the risks of the cloud. Join us for what will be an excellent presentation! Bio: TR Buskirk is a […]

Webinar: A Conversation with Greg Paskal

Join us for a conversation with Greg Paskal. Greg is a natural innovator, pioneering new approaches across the Quality Assurance landscape. Greg enjoys mentoring others in sustainable approaches to manual and automated testing. Author of “Test Automation in the Real World” and countless technical publications, Greg can be heard on […]

Creating Testing Ideas

Over the last couple years, Angie Jones and I have facilitated a “Dominos of Automation Workshop” (check out the fun we had here, here, here and here) at several conferences. StarEast was the workshop’s swan song. It’s run its course. At the beginning of the workshop, we ask individuals to pick […]

Webinar: The Art of Test Ideation (a mini-workshop)

Do you want to continuously improve as a tester or automation engineer? Over the last few years, Beaufort Fairmont founder, Paul Merrill, has noticed an area for potential improvement for many testers: how we create ideas for tests (test cases). Paul believes that testing is both an analytical and a […]

Webinar: Becoming a Test Automation Engineer: Python

James Jeffers will host this webinar intended for testers who want to become test automation engineers. During this webinar you’ll learn a few of the basics of the Python programming language, get resources, code examples, and advice about how best to learn the Python programming language. Get ready to dive […]

Webinar: The Power of Intentions for Test Automation

Successful test automation depends on our ability to decide on what to automate. Too many teams make this decision without understanding the impacts. Those who don’t waste time, money, and labor on expensive test automation that doesn’t meet business needs and doesn’t help testers. Join Paul Merrill to learn the […]

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Testers

It’s 2018! Have you got your new year’s resolution figured out? It’s not too late and we’ve got you covered! Here are 4 resolutions you can choose from for your 2018 tester new year’s resolution. 1) Create a learning initiative for the year Each year, I choose 1 or more […]

The Tester’s Mindset

What is a tester’s mindset? Monday during the webinar, Angie mentioned that a “test automation engineer is a hybrid role comprised of a developer’s skillset and a tester’s mindset”. I decided to take a moment and write down some of the characteristics I see in people that have a tester’s […]

Webinar: How to Become a Test Automation Engineer

Are you interested in becoming a test automation engineer? Do you lead a team you’d like to see transition toward test automation by learning the skills needed to do this role? Originally presented by Angie Jones December 11, 2017, watch the recording below for “How to become an automation engineer”. […]