Mr.Slavchev

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Hindsight lessons about automation: Interfaces

In 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: 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 […]

Randomize test execution in TestNG to improve test isolation.

Recently 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 […]

QAshido – The path of the tester. Virtue # 1 – Technical skills.

Link to: QAshido – The path of the tester. Why technical skills are important? I think this is a pretty obvious one, that’s why I start from it, but I more often see testers believing or at least having a “good excuse” to pretend that technical skills and abilities are not essential for the job […]