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Cypress tool logo Using Cypress for UI Test Automation

There are lots of tool options out there for UI automation. Cypress is an interesting tool for browser automation because the architectural overhead is lower since there is no emphasis on page objects, and it encourages you to manage state by building tests as small as possible. Here's how it gives you concise tests.

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Justin Rohrman
Bored tester looking at his computer screen Preventing Boring Test Syndrome in Your Automation

Boring tests are easy to spot: A good rule is if you start feeling sleepy after a few minutes of looking at them. Although routine tests may still find quality issues, having to write them will not encourage a tester to be creative in challenging the application. Here are some ways to make tests more interesting.

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Hans Buwalda
Paul Grizzaffi Succeeding in the World of Test Automation: A Slack Takeover with Paul Grizzaffi

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub to answer questions and engage in conversations. Paul Grizzaffi, principal automation architect for Magenic, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed how to choose a tool, getting automation projects going, and future-proofing testing careers.

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Cristy Bird
Infinity symbol made with code Continuous Testing, Shifting Left, and Test Automation: Getting It Straight

Continuous testing can help you achieve the optimal balance between speed and risk and deliver high-quality products faster. But what exactly does continuous testing entail? Is it just shifting testing left in a DevOps environment? And where does automation fit in? Here's a breakdown of all these testing concepts.

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Wayne Ariola
Action-based test design checklist Leverage Your Actions to Get More Out of Test Automation

Test design can contribute greatly to how manageable and maintainable your automation is. Hiding detailed steps in actions makes their automation easier to maintain, and the high-level actions can be leveraged to define less common tests. Here's how you can write tests as a sequence of actions to improve coverage.

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Hans Buwalda
Robot doing a hand signal 4 Advantages of Applying AI in Software Testing

We’re always looking for smarter, faster, better ways of testing. As the popularity of artificial intelligence grows, more and more testers are realizing its capacity to make cumbersome and time-consuming tasks simpler. AI is coming, so we should take advantage of it. Here are four benefits to applying AI in testing.

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Ester Brierley
Human-like robot with artificial intelligence The AI Testing Singularity

Machine learning is rapidly growing more powerful, already sometimes imitating the actions and judgments of humans better than humans. In the near future, even before machines are conscious, they will be able to mimic human software testers. What will be the impact of AI on testing? Jason Arbon has a bunch of ideas.

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Jason Arbon
Robot playing a piano Robotic Process Automation in Software Testing

Robotic process automation (RPA) systems develop a list of actions to automate a task by watching a user perform that task in the application's GUI, and then repeating those tasks directly in the GUI. But RPA tools differ from other tools because they can handle data among multiple applications—including for testing.

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Mukesh Sharma