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Where to start bringing automation into your team

Krystina Prendergast asked on Twitter: You advocated to have automation added to your test team… and somehow got it approved with no idea what framework or tools you want to use, let alone an a...

Anatomy of test automation 2nd Edition

A year or so ago, I had some ideas about the broader topic of Automation, and how it takes more than a sequence of steps with some assertions to make it successful. My original post can be found he...

Dark new look and feel

If you’re a returning visitor, first of all, Thank You!, you might have already noticed things look a little different. I have updated the theme I am using from Architect to Chirpy. This brings ...

Ten years in testing, ask me anything!

July 2012, now a little over ten years ago I started as a Software Test Engineer at Citrix Systems, in the model village of Cambourne in Cambridgeshire, UK. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of te...

So you've been asked to do some testing, where do you start?

So, you’re minding your own business, enjoying life. Maybe you’re working as a Project Manager, a Product Owner, a Team Lead, or maybe you just happen to work for a University and are the one who k...

Who is Ben Dowen, The Full Snack Tester?

Find out a bit more about Ben Dowen, the Full Snack Tester. Celebrating the Community of Software Testing I celebrate those who contribute to the craft and community of software testing. I enco...

How to make a start with Test Automation

Sometimes, people ask me how to make a start in Test Automation, or as you might correctly hear it called automated checks. While there is no one answer, because of course it depends, I can pose so...

How to test anything in 5 steps

How to test anything: Capture what you know so far and build a model Review the model with others, identify what is important Explore by running experiments to learn what you don’t know U...

The Future of Software Testing

This post is part of the Ministry of Testing Bloggers Club, the August topic is “The Future Of The Tester Role”. I will give you a brief insight into my Past and Present as a Software Tester, and ...

The 7th Principle of Modern Testing

Huib Schoots recently Tweeted from RTC - Romanian Testing Conference, about a talk by Conor Fitzgerald, where he spoke about the Modern Testing Principles. From his Tweet, I see that Huib doesn’...