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Architect designing plans on a laptop Architecting Your Test Automation Platform

With all the pressure to “just automate,” we may not invest enough in architecting our test automation. You wouldn't remodel a house without doing some planning and design; our test automation journey should be treated no differently. A comprehensive architecture plan is crucial for increasing test automation coverage.

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Michael Sowers
Person holding a sparkler with New Year's fireworks in the background Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2019

Career development was on many software practitioners' minds in 2019, as some of our top stories were about having a technical lead on a Scrum team and making the switch from quality assurance to quality engineering. Stories about new ideas such as DevOps and continuous testing also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik
Software tester asking a question Great Testing Comes from Great Questions

Testing is all about gathering information, and the most direct way to gather information is by asking questions. The more questions we ask (tests we perform), the more answers we receive (information we gain). But some questions are harder than others and require more human involvement. Let automation handle the easy!

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Ingo Philipp
Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder, with moderator Melissa Benua Automation Face-Off: A Conversation with Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder

Automation is a pressing topic. In a recent STARCANADA keynote session, industry experts Michael Bolton, Isabel Evans, and Chris Loder took to the conference stage to discuss some of the burning questions about automation from test professionals in the audience. Here’s a sample of their conversations.

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Cristy Bird
Testing team interlocking their hands in support Getting Support for the Tests You Need Done

It’s often hard for teams to get sufficient time and resources for the amount and quality of tests they think are needed. It’s like management wants testing done but at the same time doesn’t want to commit what’s needed to do it. If that's your case, look at the business side, rank priorities, and negotiate resources.

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Hans Buwalda
Computer built with gears Smart Testers Adopt Smart Automation

As technology continues to evolve, questions around the role of quality also continue. Is manual testing still required? What should the role of automation be? Where are we heading with quality? Smart testers hoping to develop their careers will have to brush up on their exposure and expertise and embrace automation.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Infinity sign in lights showing continuous testing 5 Steps to Stable Continuous Testing in DevOps

Continuous testing minimizes risk and ensures DevOps has the tools to deliver quality, modern code that is ready for the future. To fulfill this, you have to first understand the three types of personas in testing. Then, you'll know how to work with them to progress along the path toward achieving continuous testing.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Tester outlining the quality attributes for a test automation framework 7 Essential Quality Attributes for Your Test Automation Framework

A common problem in software is that developers and designers tend to concentrate on pure functionality and neglect quality attributes. These are the famous “-abilities”: usability, reliability, portability, etc. If your testing framework is suffering, you might want to check if it has these seven quality attributes.

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Iryna Suprun