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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: 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 […]

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 […]

Best practices in testing and Galenic medicine

Reading Time: 3 minutesI try to go to a lot of testing conferences, I think it’s a good way to try to shift your perspective to a higher level by comparing your understandings with someone else’s and challenge them. There’s hardly a single conference, where no one will mention use of best practices in testing or best practices […]

Mentoring question – where do I start learning testing

Reading Time: 5 minutesI got the following question in my mentoring section: “Where do I start in learning testing?” Obviously, this is very generic question, yet I think I have some stuff to offer on it. So, I decided to reply to it publicly. Here’s a short list of things you can do to start with learning testing. […]

Learning testing by teaching others: one year of lessons

Reading Time: 7 minutesI am a strong believer that the best way to learn something is to try teach it to somebody else, even if this way you risk embarrassing yourself and/or look stupid. That’s why I started the mentoring section of my blog and that’s how my passion to teaching was born. It’s been a year, so […]

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 […]