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Automation testing news, posts, tips, and best practices

Automation testing news, posts, tips, and best practices

Automation testing news, posts, tips, and best practices

Crafting A Perfect Quality Sandwich

Set yourself up for success by splitting out your setup, functionality, and teardown within your test automation.

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Sam

May 23, 2024

Which Test Automation Framework? Playwright vs Cypress vs Selenium
Which Test Automation Framework? Playwright vs Cypress vs Selenium
Which Test Automation Framework? Playwright vs Cypress vs Selenium

Which Test Automation Framework? Playwright vs Cypress vs Selenium

I see a variant of this question asked weekly in the r/QualityAssurance subreddit and figured it would be helpful if I summarised the pros and cons I've read for each test framework.

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Sappo

May 23, 2024

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DoesQA Dark Mode
DoesQA Dark Mode

Function Over Form: Why we delayed Dark Mode

Software development teams can be divided into two camps: those who build Dark Mode early and those who choose to wait.

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May 17, 2024

Companies Love Codeless; (bad) Automation Testers Hate It.

Everyone builds their own single-use Test Framework just so the next employee or agency can park it and start over on their own single-use framework.

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Sappo

Apr 2, 2024

Moniotring Overall Health
Moniotring Overall Health
Moniotring Overall Health

Observability, Post-Deployment QA

Most modern tooling uses services such as Sentry or NewRelic to boost observability in production and lower-down environments.  With the convergence of certain things, like browser render and JavaScript support, the requirement to test across different browsers and devices has become almost pointless and just an additional time and cost sink.

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Sam

Mar 19, 2024

Software Tester Reacting To Great Testability
Software Tester Reacting To Great Testability
Software Tester Reacting To Great Testability

1 Simple Way Developers Can Improve Testability

It does not matter what automation testing tool or framework you use. If you want to deliver a quality product to your users, you should also want to give a testable product to your testers. Adding Test IDs is the single best way to massively improve your testability, regardless of the automation test tool or framework.

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Sappo

Mar 12, 2024

Confidence in Quality Assurance
Confidence in Quality Assurance
Confidence in Quality Assurance

Code has Everything, except Confidence

Confidence. Without confidence, the activities have little to no value and all but real costs. But out of all of the buzzwords you can name, none directly mean code, or the requirement to write more code to achieve said Confidence.

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Sam

Mar 9, 2024

Production Test Pack Peace of Mind
Production Test Pack Peace of Mind
Production Test Pack Peace of Mind

6-hour Production Automation Test Pack

100% of issues found by users happen on your production system. With the increasing rise of Shift-Left testing, we have seen the gap between testing and end-users widen into a chasm.

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Sappo

Feb 27, 2024

Flaky car in need of some work and some love
Flaky car in need of some work and some love
Flaky car in need of some work and some love

Stop On Red! - Why ignoring fails leads to flakiness

"Flakiness" is the worst thing in automation testing. It's much worse than having low coverage or slow test running times. Having no tests at all is preferable to having flaky ones.

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Sappo

Feb 20, 2024

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Icecream in an office
Icecream in an office

3 Types of Codeless Automation Testing Tools

Just like Neapolitan ice cream, codeless test automation comes in three flavors. Each has its pros and cons. In this, we'll take a brief high-level look at each one.

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Sappo

Feb 13, 2024

automated quality assuarance bot using the score method
automated quality assuarance bot using the score method
automated quality assuarance bot using the score method

Winning with Test Automation: The S.C.O.R.E Method

Discover how to win with test automation with the comprehensive S.C.O.R.E method. Ensure stability, coverage, optimisation, relevance, and efficiency.

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Sam

Feb 6, 2024

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Happy developer with a laptop and burger
Happy developer with a laptop and burger

6 Key Parts of an Automated Regression Test Pack

Automated regression testing will save you time and money. We cover the 6 parts all automation regression test packs should include like High-Risk Areas.

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Sappo

Jan 30, 2024