Author: Jonathan Pearson

Meet the outdoor gear specialists and park rangers of test automation I was lucky enough recently to spend a little time in Utah checking out various national parks and participating in some excellent hikes. Some of these were gentle walks …

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The main reason automation efforts fail into disuse is the lack of people, and time, to correctly re-align the automation created. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any …

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Being able to create the automation quickly increases the efficiency. One area of testing that lends itself to automation is regression. Automation allows repeatability, and re-use, over the more mundane tasks required. An automation test can be run hundreds of …

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The main reason automation efforts fail into disuse is the lack of people, and time, to correctly re-align the automation created. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any …

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What are the really important processes that could cause the most harm if they went wrong? After smoke tests are completed a more thorough set of sanity tests should be run. These would verify all the important processes, i.e. those …

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Ensure you can fully test end to end across the core applications. You’ve checked your environments secured the process for re-usable and renewable data – we now need to consider the landscape scope. With regression testing integration is key. This …

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“Data is precious so it needs to be re-usable or renewable” The test environments are ready- now what about the data? Usable data for any new functionality may be needed, such as specific set up data or new types of …

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“No test environment, no comment!” Once you have established your pre-requisites the next factor to consider is the environment. Unless the test environments are ready then nothing can begin, also check that the specification of environment sensitive testing is covered …

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How long have you got? There would be no point planning a full system regression that lasted many weeks if the release had to be made tomorrow. The type of development lifecycle being used will heavily influence the time window …

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How long have you got? There would be no point planning a full system regression that lasted many weeks if the release had to be made tomorrow. The type of development lifecycle being used will heavily influence the time window …

Ten factors to consider for a successful regression test. No.1 Time Window Read More »

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