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Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.

Claus Topholt

Claus Topholt

CTO and co-founder of LEAPWORK.

Recent Posts:

What do We Mean by 'Codeless Test Automation'?

So far, test automation has been synonymous with programming. Why? Because all available test automation frameworks and tools are dictating it.

LEAPWORK vs. Selenium Web Automation

Selenium WebDriver is great for automating browsers, but as a stand-alone automation tool it has some limitations. This post compares script-based Selenium automation with LEAPWORK web automation.

Will AI Take Over Test Automation?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an intriguing – and sometimes intimidating – phenomenon. It is no longer the stuff of a faraway future. With headlines warning about job elimination, it is only natural for professionals in any industry to think about how AI will affect their work.

What's the Difference between Test Automation and RPA?

By taking a look at how Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is defined, we find obvious similarities with the concept of visual GUI / UI test automation.

How to Automate Salesforce: Test and Process Automation

The size and complexity of Salesforce means that many repeatable tasks are performed manually by sales reps, marketeers and managers over and over every day. In a medium-sized company, it's not unusual to have manual workflows that take hundreds of hours to perform daily, which could (and quite possibly, should) be automated.

How to Use Live Excel Data for Dynamic Automation

Driving automation in LEAPWORK with pre-defined data from an Excel file is easy with the Read Excel block. But sometimes you need more real-time access.

Boost Productivity in Testing with Web Automation

Are you doing test automation on web applications? We're about to boost your productivity so much your boss will think you're cheating.

How to Automate ServiceNow: Test and Process Automation

Heavy customization combined with mandatory upgrades put a lot of pressure on functional and regression testing of ServiceNow implementations around the world.

How to Automate Microsoft Dynamics: Test and Process Automation

For technical reasons, Microsoft Dynamics applications are difficult to automate. In this post, we will show how to easily automate processes in Dynamics, whether it is for testing purposes or for business automation.

How to Use Iteration in Web Automation

A demonstration of how to iterate through found content with LEAPWORK's Selenium-based web automation capabilities.

The Problem with 'Record and Playback' in Test Automation

I want to talk about something that's causing a lot of confusion and frustration for testers around the world as they start their test automation journey: Using record and playback tools and why you most likely should avoid them.

How to Use Software Testing Resources Optimally

Automated functional testing and live monitoring of business-critical desktop and web applications built with technologies such as SAP, Microsoft .NET, Salesforce, ServiceNow, WordPress, and many others is a considerable challenge for traditional, code-based test automation tools.

Automating Stopwatches for Timing Tests and Processes

Measuring elapsed time can be a key component in test automation. For instance, a business requirement may state that a search query must not take more than 5 seconds to respond with results. Although there are dedicated performance testing and monitoring tools such as dynaTrace on the market which can provide detailed insights, LEAPWORK can easily be used to do sanity checks on business transactions using the Stopwatch building block.

How to Handle Visual Changes in Systems under Automation

Sometimes, user interface elements on screen can change size, color or shape depending on their state. For instance, a button might change from blue to green to signal something to the user.

Codeless Web Automation Case: Booking a Hotel Room

Here's an example of how to automate a web application with LEAPWORK.

How to Drive Automation Cases with Excel Data

The "Read Excel" block in LEAPWORK is a major step forward for data-driven test automation, making it very easy to parameterize and drive automation cases with structured and tabular data.

Automatically Looping through Images, Text, and Numbers

LEAPWORK has a unique, built-in ability to loop through any images, text and numbers that has been found on-screen, allowing for very quick and visual creation of even highly complex automation tasks.

How to Use Dates and Times in Test Automation

Dates and timestamps are important in most test automation scenarios. For instance, when testing user sign-up flows, entering a birthday or social security number is often required. Or when validating expiration dates during web content testing, generating a date/time value exactly one week from today might be needed.

How to Test on Remote Computers

Test automation is all about stretching your limited resources to do more in a shorter amount of time.

Why Testers Shouldn't Have to Program

Testing and "quality assurance" are key processes in software development, accounting for up to 40% of development spending. That's because bugs are extremely costly to fix after software has shipped, compared to catching them early and so everyone needs a proactive approach to manage risk and quality. That means testing and re-testing for all changes made. The problem is, testing software is difficult.

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