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Icon showing the phases of continuous testing Continuous Testing Is Not Automation

Many people confuse continuous testing with test automation. That makes sense, because you cannot do continuous testing without automated tests. But it is much more. Continuous testing has a higher-level maturity that could require a totally different way of working—but it also gives a faster path to production.

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Adam Auerbach
puzzle Writing Tests: Action Abstraction

Keywords have become a popular way of writing tests. Hans Buwalda used keywords to devise the Action Based Testing method in which tests are written as sequences of “actions” represented with keywords. However, keywords are just a physical representation of actions, and there are other ways to do this.

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Hans Buwalda
White flag that says "EXPLORE," photo by Andrew Neel An Exploration of Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing is one of the most widely known but poorly understood practices in the software testing community. The term suggests that exploratory testing is a special testing activity, but in reality, all true testing is exploratory in nature. Let's rediscover what exploratory testing should—and shouldn't—mean.

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Ingo Philipp
Sinking boat Guaranteed Methods to Ruin Your Test Automation

After working to develop the test automation patterns used by experienced practitioners to solve common test automation issues, Seretta Gamba started to consider what can ruin a test automation effort instead. Here she shares two sure-fire methods that can destroy your test automation. Steer clear of these examples!

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Seretta Gamba
AI traffic light Testing Artificial Intelligence: How Low Can You Go?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is propelling to the forefront once more. With the growing importance of AI comes the question: How do I test it? AI systems do not necessarily behave predictably. This means that traditional test cases of the form "do this, expect that" are not always sufficient.

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Hans Buwalda
Several people fist bumping over a busy workspace with computers Automation for the People

We tend to contrast automated and manual testing, but really, they should support each other. The key is to define what our testing objectives are, then build the solution needed to achieve them—probably a combination of manual and automated testing. We should not let the method become more important than the results.

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Christin Wiedemann
looking through telescope Software Testing Trends for 2018

The software testing trends that are being predicted for the new year are all over the place. Rajini Padmanban looks at the predicted trends for software testing while also examining what she is already seeing as the common requests and needs in the field.

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Rajini Padmanaban
hot or not The Lifecycle of Technology Trends

Trends are very important to follow, especially in the technology world, for both product and service companies. Mukesh Sharma explains the technology trend lifecycle and what it means for testers.

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Mukesh Sharma