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Hindsight lessons about automation: What tests to automate.

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn this part of hindsight lessons and as a natural follow-up of the previous part I will continue with the question what tests to automate, what are worth being automated or what are the possible candidates to be automated. The underlying idea of these posts is to be honest, based on experience and bullshit-free. I […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: Interfaces

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn this part of “Hindsight lessons of automation” I will try to focus on another key question that is crucial for automation and it is – what’s worth automating? Why automate this, over that? Why are people wasting so much time writing UI tests and so on. In order to get to that, we will […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: Models of automation

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis chapter of hindsight lessons about automation is dedicated to models of automation. When we say “a model” or “to model” we mean to (random definition from Google, luckily a correct one): a three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original When we […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: Layers of automation

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat layers of automation are out there? Effort to test might spread in different layers of automation in the application. Here are some types, I find interesting, based on my experience. Unit layer automation – this is rarely a concern of anyone else, but developers and I think this is the way it should be. Normally, […]

Ultimate survival in the UKstar 2018 – recap

Reading Time: 7 minutesI came back from one of most exciting conferences I presented at, so far, Eurostar’s little brother – UKstar 2018. It was my 3rd participation in a conference out of homeland, so I still consider myself a lucky bastard for having the opportunity to speak at such a great international event. I met many people […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: Why automation?

Reading Time: 4 minutesI started the first post with coding and I made the first and most common mistake that everyone doing automation does – diving in explanations how to do automation, instead of trying to explain why automation is important and beneficial for us (thanks to Jim Hazen for pointing that out to me). In fact I […]

I will speak at Romanian testing conference 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesMy talk “Automation vs. intelligence – “come with me, if you want to live”” was accepted and I will be having the honour and the pleasure to speak at one of the best events I’ve ever attended  – Romanian testing conference 2018. It’s funny that only a year ago, I haven’t stepped on a stage […]

Manual testing has no future, manual testing has no past. It never existed!

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn case I never stated it clearly enough on the pages of my blog, because I am normally saying this when I speak at  conferences – I absolutely disagree with the existence and the usefulness of the term “manual testing”. I truly believe testing has never been manual, nor it will ever become. I am […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: Start automating

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe first topic of the series will be how to start automating. As I gave a promise to myself, I will put some effort in clarifying, mainly to myself and whoever wants to read, knowledge of automation as a specifically targeted activity towards the goals of automation and in support of testing. So, this series […]

The missing link between testing and automation

Reading Time: 7 minutesIf there’s a contest for the buzzword of the century, although I don’t think testing was around for a century, yet, I am almost 100% sure it will be test automation, or automated testing. If you read or listen to test talks it’s “automation this”, “automation that”, “automation everything”. It’s definitely over used and over […]