Test Community Spotlight: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Automation Engineers

This post is apart of our Test Community Spotlight Program, where we highlight personal experiences from testers and QA professionals around the world. To participate, apply here. It’s a pity when companies end up hiring automation engineers who are not a good fit or lack … [Read more...]

Top 4 Automated Testing Questions, Answered

A few weeks ago, we took to YouTube to answer your burning questions about all things testing. One of our most popular topics during the live Ask Me Anything event was test automation. So, we decided to give you all a quick overview to cover the four questions about … [Read more...]

The Top 8 Questions from Ask Me Anything: Why Testing Matters

This week, we hosted our first live Ask Me Anything session on YouTube, “Why Testing Matters.” Our hosts, Jeff Martin, Director of Product Management and Operations, and Temil Sanchez, Sales Engineer, had a blast answering questions about test automation, BDD, SmartBear … [Read more...]

Selenium 101: Your Ultimate Toolkit for Taking Off with Test Automation

Being a software tester is a responsibility that few fully understand. There’s enormous pressure to cover as much of the application as possible, but also to have an eye for detail. You’re expected to test quickly so the new iteration can be deployed on schedule, but it’s … [Read more...]

What’s New in Test Automation? Find Out with TestComplete 12.5

As organizations continue to embrace the digital transformation to connect with their end-users, it is critical to modernize applications and provide a great digital experience regardless of the device their end-users’ have. Currently, software testing teams have to … [Read more...]

So You Want to Be an Automation Developer

Are you a software tester trying to break into automation? Need pointers to get your first job? Although I only have three years of experience as an automation developer, I may be able to point you in the right direction.   Step One: Take a Coding Class When you are … [Read more...]

Top 5 Habits Automation Engineers Need to Break This Year

The emergence of methodologies like Agile and DevOps have spun the world of software testing into chaos. In the 90’s, tech was still emerging and the use of personal computers and mobile devices was a novel concept. Software development since then had been fairly simple - a … [Read more...]

Using Automation to Assist –Not Replace – Manual Testing

When transitioning from strictly manual testing towards automated testing, I’ve seen several ways for the transformation to fail or stall. One of the most common mistakes is treating automation as an exact replication of manual tests. It’s helpful for us to quickly review … [Read more...]

Debunking 6 Automated Testing Myths

Automated testing has been the answer for many teams who wanted to speed up and increase their testing efforts, but misconceptions surrounding automation mean that testers don’t always get the most out of their tools. In an attempt to correct frequent misunderstandings, … [Read more...]

Better Test Design: A Journey to Succeed with UI Automation

UI automation often starts on a great note. You buy a test automation tool and start writing automated tests. But then, as you begin to scale your testing efforts — from ten to hundreds or even thousands of tests — maintenance of UI tests becomes difficult. The … [Read more...]