Mr.Slavchev

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Hindsight lessons about automation: Test isolation principle

In this part of hindsight lessons about automation I will continue with the principles of automation and I will focus on the one, that I believe is the most significant, at least in my career – the test isolation principle. Edit 04 Aug 2018: A reader let me know, that there is more information about […]

Hindsight lessons about automation: The triple A principle

After 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: Models of automation

This 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

I 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?

I 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

My 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!

In 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

The 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

If 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 […]