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Hindsight lessons about automation: The triple A principle

Reading Time: 6 minutesAfter I am done with the topics like “why is automation important” and where should our automation effort be allocated, I am getting in more specific advices, related to how to create tests that are useful and easy to support. In this chapter, we will focus on the AAA principle. Of course, as all articles […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beating robots down with your bare hands: Quality

Reading Time: 8 minutesI’ve recently had a conversation with Maaret Pyhäjärvi related to a topic I’ve submitted to Eurotest Conf, it was about AI and humans, and quality of testing and all that hype around us loosing our jobs to machines. Well, the talk didn’t quite make it to the conference schedule, but it was great I had the […]

Test automation – the bitter truth

Reading Time: 7 minutesRecently, I came across this awesome blog post by Mike Talks where he tells the story of his personal experience with test automation and all the false expectations that he and his team had about it, and it is really an awesome post, if you hadn’t read it, go do it now. And I really got […]

Randomize test execution in TestNG to improve test isolation.

Reading Time: 3 minutesRecently I watched this awesome talk by Simon Stewart which is kind of old, but still awesome, since I am quite green yet in the area of test automation or at least the meaningful and useful test automation. In it he used to talk about test isolation and how important it is. In a few words […]