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Introduction: 5 Steps to Jumpstart Test Automation

Getting started with test automation can seem daunting. How do you know where to start and what to focus on? In this series of blog posts, I’ll offer concrete advice to help you jumpstart your test automation efforts. Why me? I’m a Selenium enthusiast who is passionate about testing, especially UI testing. I currently work as a software engineer at Sauce Labs. I co-created Zalenium, [...]

5 Barriers to Automated Testing and How to Overcome Them

One of the most valuable assets to a software development organization is an effective continuous testing strategy. Continuous testing requires the implementation of end-to-end automated testing, allowing for greater insight into application quality at earlier points in the development lifecycle. It sounds great, and it is. But, as with any other development process, the transition to a strategy [...]

When (And When Not) to Use Headless Testing

As the volume of testing increases in the software delivery lifecycle as part of the shift left movement, one of the biggest challenges facing development and testing teams is how to optimize resources. After all, time and infrastructure are very real constraints. And in the real world, It’s important to find ways to get the most test coverage with the infrastructure you have available. One [...]

Overcoming Challenges When Moving Toward Parallel Testing
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Best PracticesContinuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

As we know, parallel testing refers to the process of running multiple automated test scripts simultaneously against various configurations. This strategy provides numerous benefits that can assist a development organization in delivering a high-quality product without slowing the speed of delivery. It’s easy to understand the benefits of parallel testing. By running multiple tests at once, [...]

Tools for Becoming a Successful Test Engineer
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Best PracticesQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

As the development lifecycle seemingly gets shorter and shorter due to the rise of the Agile development methodology, effective software testing is becoming more and more critical to an organization's success. This has opened the door for some interesting opportunities for those eager to be involved in the development process on the testing side. These people, known as test engineers, are [...]

Upgraded Team Management for Enterprises Now GA
Posted by Ken Drachnik in Best PracticesNews & Product UpdatesProduct Updates

If you manage test resources in a large organization, you know what a chore it is to allocate resources, provide access to new users and provide reports for your boss. We understand your issues and have re-architected our Team Management function to help you spend less time managing and more time testing. You can use the new feature starting today - a banner will appear under Team Management in [...]

Testing Insights and Other Thoughts from 2017
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best PracticesGuest Blog PostsQA

As the 2017 testing conference season wraps up, I want to reflect on some key things that I have learned throughout this year. Though I did not get to attend all of the testing conferences that I wanted to, the Internet (and recorded talks!) made it much easier for me and my introverted self to get a lot out of the discussions about software testing that took place in 2017, and bring some new [...]

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