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 some questions for you to ask yourself and point you to some great resources, so lets goooo!

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Meet the Testers

What better way to learn about the amazing people in the Software Testing Community then reading and watching their interviews.

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Building software is a team sport

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.

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What does quality mean to me?

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.

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Places you can find me online

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!

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Automated REST API Testing with Python

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.

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It works on my machine

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?

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