Friday, August 26, 2016

Best complete testing suites available online

In Testers toolbox - an alternative guide post I listed various sites that you may use for testing skills improvement. Today I'd like to show you something totally different - complete end-to-end testing suites that are open-sourced and freely available for study/fork/reference. They may not be easy to understand at the beginning, but once you delve deeper you will notice how they take advantage of various frameworks. Reserve yourself some free time and try to investigate them fully - don't get discouraged at the first obstacle. Imagine today is the first day of your new job and you want to run them locally.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How to start learning test automation

In one of my previous posts - How to become a software tester, I gave you 10 practical advice on how to get yourself running in a fascinating software testing industry. On another post - Learning pathways for testers, which was addressed for more experienced engineers, I described how to thrive as a tester not only now, but also in the long run. Today I'd like to describe a topic which places somewhere between those two. I know that there is a lot of people who do only laborious manual testing and would like to automate it but don't know-how.

The following post is based on my personal experience (as I successfully completed such a journey for myself) and numerous online discussions.