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How to Decide if You Should Automate a Test Case

How to Decide if You Should Automate a Test Case

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. Test automation is imperative for the fast-paced agile projects of today. Testers need to continuously plan, design and execute automated tests to ensure the quality of the software. But the most important task is to decide...
The Unexpected Dream Team: Testers and Customer Support

The Unexpected Dream Team: Testers and Customer Support

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. Sometimes relationships between the support team and the test team will emerge organically, but often they don’t. The teams are frequently just kept too separated. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the effort to change that....
Balance in Test Automation

Balance in Test Automation

This is a guest post by Peter G. Walen. Companies and teams often struggle to get the right mix of test automation into their testing toolbox. There are some, perhaps many, that struggle to determine what needs to be tested. The next question is the hard one. ...
Tester’s Diary: More Hands Make Better Work

Tester’s Diary: More Hands Make Better Work

This is a guest post by Rachel Kibler. My team has been working on a new feature for our returning customers for four months. We thought it would be straightforward. We spent time putting together an architecture for it, and in true kanban fashion, we built one little...
How to Integrate Selenium with TestRail

How to Integrate Selenium with TestRail

If you are involved in software testing and use tools like TestRail or Selenium, it’s really important to be able to answer questions like: “What’s the status of testing? How much testing is left? Do we feel confident that we’ve done enough...
Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Continuous testing (CT) is often described in terms of unit tests. But performance tests deserve to be in CT, too. While performance testing has its challenges, the right understanding makes it possible not just to fit...
Tester’s Diary: My First Week on Call

Tester’s Diary: My First Week on Call

This is a guest post by Rachel Kibler. At 1-800 Contacts, we practice DevOps, and one way we do this is that everyone involved in the coding process takes an on-call shift to handle production issues. For a website, this means we rotate through all our developers and...
8 Browser Plugins for Testing

8 Browser Plugins for Testing

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. When I think of testing a website or application, I generally break it into two kinds of work. There is the initial work on the new feature, which is usually deep into that feature and the things that surround it. Then, later,...