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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
"No code" typed inside brackets Merging New Codeless Test Automation with Your Existing Code-Based Test Scripts

Adopting a codeless solution can be an amazing boost to quality, productivity, and tester career growth, but in most organizations, such test suites will have to be merged into existing code-based test scripts. To succeed, developers, testers, and management all should consider the differences between the two options.

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Eran Kinsbruner
Michael Bolton Is All Testing Exploratory? A Slack Takeover with Michael Bolton

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Michael Bolton, a speaker and thought leader in the testing industry, hosted this Slack takeover, which led to discussions about test exploration, tools, and testers as gatekeepers.

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Owen Gotimer
Tester at a computer What Is Continuous Testing All About?

Continuous testing started when DevOps got hot as organizations began trying to figure out how to make everything in the software delivery process more continuous and testers felt they were being left out of the DevOps movement. If you want to get started with continuous testing, here are three things you should know.

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Jeffery Payne
Janna Loeffler Is Testing Just Looking for Bugs? A Slack Takeover with Janna Loeffler

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Janna Loeffler, a software engineer with a variety of quality and testing roles, hosted this Slack takeover, which led to discussions about tools, automation, and what testing is.

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Owen Gotimer
Top-down and bottom-up arrows Top Down or Bottom Up? Designing Effective Test Automation

Test automation is not necessarily a technical challenge. The real focus is on the structure and design of the tests and their automation, in particular for tests that need to run through the UI. As with software, tests can be designed from the top down or from the bottom up. Which is better for test automation?

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Hans Buwalda
People applauding near a medal saying "2018" Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2018

Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik