Code review, although very important and frequent in the software development world, is not as frequent in the automation testing world. Normally, it would be part of the whole process: someone writes code, reviews it, makes it available to the rest of the team, they review it, and if changes are needed they will be made, and the improved code will now be available back to the team. This helps in having better code and having awareness inside the team on what is being implemented.
Code is still code, no matter whether it is created for implementing or testing a feature, so there should be code reviews for all of it. Continue reading The tester and the code review
Whenever you need to write tests that check for a text in several languages, you don’t need to write one test for each language that you check for. Instead, you can use property files to store translations and just write one test that will check the text across all supported languages. Read below to see how and checkout my GitHub project for the examples presented in this post. Continue reading Automated testing of translations by using property files
Writing automated tests is no longer the biggest challenge in the testing community. Writing reliable automated tests is. So many times tests that were once written are sent to the garbage bin or thrown into oblivion. They are unreliable and people will just ignore them when they are running, simply because they have a history of failing for various random invalid reasons. Continue reading Write automated tests with repeatable results
It occurred to me lately, after chatting with some people from the testing community, that not everyone runs automated tests or does any kind of testing in the production environment. For me that seems a bit unnatural, since i have been doing it on all the projects that i worked on. So, here are a few thoughts that might convince you that you do need to run automated tests even in production: Continue reading Why you need to test your production environment
Checkout my article for TechBeacon on Top 5 Apache Commons utilies for automation engineers: https://techbeacon.com/5-best-apache-commons-utilities-automation-engineers
Checkout the talk i had with Joe on why automation is fun and why you should also get into automation: https://joecolantonio.com/testtalks/183-test-automation-fun-corina-pip/
My last conference of the year recently wrapped up in beautiful Budapest. I took part, as a speaker, in 2 days filled with practical and useful advice, in a fantastic location. Continue reading My HUSTEF 2017 conference experience