7 Reasons to Skip Tests

A brilliant article by Piet Van Zoen was recently published which discussed reasons not to skip tests. In this article I'm going to discuss reasons why we might need to do the opposite.  To clarify, I do not think we should be skipping tests. I strongly...

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Adapting Recorded Test Cases to Improve Your Test Automation

A lot of test automation tools include a record and playback feature (I wrote about the benefits of this feature in a previous article). Record and playback enables user actions to be recorded as they are carried out on an application. These recordings...

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Benefits of Record and Playback Features in Test Automation

Record and playback features are a really useful tool for automated test development. The way they work is that the test developer clicks a record button, does some actions, and then clicks stop. When replaying the recording, the same actions should be...

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Inside a Stationery Shop: Analyzing Different Testing Methods

There are many types and approaches to testing. In this article, we discuss some of these different techniques by comparing them to testing pens on sale in a stationery shop. The shop represents the software application. Features within the application...

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Test Automation Is Still Testing, But Don’t Go At It Alone

There is a statement that has been discussed throughout the testing community that stirs a great deal of controversy:  “Test Automation is not Testing, It’s Checking!”. It is a really powerful statement when describing the benefits of manual...

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