No argument that traditional Test automation has an important role to play in product development – but ask yourself this do you really love it? Let me paint a picture – first, you invest thousands of dollars in modern test automation tools. You then invest in resources that can use those tools. Then you automate… Continue reading Yes, Scriptless Test Automation Works But Would You Like It?
Organizations are under constant pressure to get flawless and bug-free applications and to go to market faster with their software products. Organizations are leveraging new development methodologies such as Agile, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development etc. to reduce time to market without impacting the quality of the application. It is interesting to note that… Continue reading Test Automation Lifecycle Management – Some Factors To Consider
“Testing has to be an integral part of developing software and not a separate phase. When this approach is taken, product quality is owned by everyone on the team.” – James Sivak A few years ago, Knight Capital Group, trading on an average 3.3 billion shares a day, incurred a trading loss of $440 million… Continue reading The Role of Automation in Functional Testing
“In an age of specialization people are proud to be able to do one thing well, but if that is all they know about, they are missing out on much else life has to offer.” Dennis Flanagan The late Dennis Flanagan, the editor of Scientific American for over 37 years, had probably seen his fair… Continue reading ‘Can’ and ‘Should’ a Manual Tester Automate?
Software project release dates can be the things that nightmares are made of. According to a report by Standish group, almost 80% of software projects are unsuccessful because of budget overruns, missed timelines leading to slower time to market, missing functions or a combination of all. Another report by Geneca states that “75% of business… Continue reading How not to lose your sleep when the release date approaches?
We are witnessing the rise and adoption of many new software development methodologies. Be it agile, Test Driven Development or Behavior Driven Development, one thread that is common to all these methodologies is the increased impetus on testing. Clearly, software testing has cemented its position as a critical contributor to software success. As software development… Continue reading Who will test the test automation code?
In today’s highly dynamic, complex and volatile world of software development, the goal of every software development organization is to deliver superior quality products. The basic criterion is that the software should be bug-free. However, despite the efforts and precautions taken to deliver the best output, most teams will agree, that defects always seem to… Continue reading How Would You Select A Test Automation Tool?