Find out a bit more about Ben Dowen, the Full Snack Tester.
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 some questions for you to ask yourself and point you to some great resources, so lets goooo!
How to test anything:
This post is part of the Ministry of Testing Bloggers Club, the August topic is “The Future Of The Tester Role”.
So, you’ve just found out you’ve won #TesterOfTheDay? Congratulations!
I’m getting really excited now for TestBash World! Let me tell you why.
Tester of The Day is a daily celebration of the excellent contributions made to the testing community. Winners are announced on Twitter and LinkedIn using the hash-tag #TesterOfTheday. On Twitter the @TesterOfTheDay bot also re-tweets that hashtag.
I have a lot to thank the Software Testing Community for, you are all a really amazing bunch of human beings!
What better way to learn about the amazing people in the Software Testing Community then reading and watching their interviews.
As I recently posted on Twitter, I really believe that building great software products, services and solutions is a team sport. In some team sports, teams are made up of a fixed number of people, playing fixed roles. In others, squads of multidisciplinary players swap in and out for each game, even mid game.
I learn a lot from blogs. So I was very excited when a thread I started on Twitter and then LinkedIn asking for blogs on Software Testing and Development I could follow, there was a truly excellent response.
Too long, didn’t read:
Developers can’t test and other lies
There are many definitions of Software and Product “Quality”. For a long time, earlier in my career, I did much to ignore the topic and felt it was intangible. The definitions that I had at the time were all about only the Correctness, the strict conformance to well specified requirements.
Since starting this site and blog, I have expanded my online presence with a number of other sites that I post on. While I should probably consolidate my content in one place, for now let me tell you where else you can find me!
Last time out I introduced you to the start of my journey to automate all the “test” things in Python. I continue that journey now by switching focus away from frontend, to Restful Web APIs. You can look back at my last post here.
Goal: I have a simple, ambitious big hairy goal Learn how to “Automate all the (test) things, in Python”. This is Part 1 on my journey towards this goal.
It can be a daunting task to create an automation strategy, get resources signed off, heir or train automation engineers.
Selenium’s official IDE is back! with a “Record/Playback session overhaul”. The old Selenium IDE Firefox plugin version from “back in the day”, before it became unusable in 2017, with version 55 of Firefox (https://seleniumhq.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/firefox-55-and-selenium-ide/).
So, you just found this great bug and it’s returned “cannot reproduce”, or you have been told “it works on my machine”, classic right?