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Maria Homann

Maria Homann

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Recent Posts:

AI in Test Automation: 4 Types of AI that you’ll come across in 2021

AI has, once again, been mentioned as a key technology trend for the year ahead. But what does this mean for test automation? In this post, we break down key terms and explain how QA can benefit from these technologies in 2021 and onwards.

Decoding Automation Podcast: #6 How No-code Test Automation Closes the Skills Gap in Software Development

Test automation is a key part of becoming agile for software development teams, yet code-based automation solutions act as a barrier to agility due to the time and resources they require to use. So how can teams implement automation that enhances their agility despite limited time and resources?

Codeless ServiceNow Automated Test Framework

Testing is a crucial part of ensuring the quality of your business-critical processes. For businesses using ServiceNow, the ServiceNow Automated Test Framework (ATF) is an obvious candidate. But it’s not necessarily the best solution for your team if you want to scale your testing efforts while keeping resource spending low.

How No-code Test Automation Closes the Skills Gap in Software Development

The beginning of 2020 introduced new challenges for businesses worldwide. COVID-19 meant that the use of digital platforms increased rapidly, accelerating the need for digital transformation. With this came an immense pressure on IT departments. Teams had to find a way to scale and provide the digital services customers required with very limited resources.

Parallel Testing with Codeless Test Automation

The pressure on software development teams to deliver quality at high speed has never been greater. Teams must be able to test continuously and be agile in an increasingly digital world, driving the need for new methods of quality assurance.

Why Continuous Integration isn’t Continuous without Test Automation

Becoming agile will take time and require commitment, but it is nonetheless vital for harnessing the forces that are accelerating innovation and digital transformation for organizations worldwide.

A Guide to Achieving Continuous Integration in Agile

Becoming agile is never a straight path to success. Teams will prepare strategies, research and implement tools, adopt Scrum frameworks, and still struggle to achieve a truly agile software delivery cycle.

Decoding Automation Podcast: #5 How to Benefit from Test Automation and RPA, fast

Test automation and RPA are increasingly used by global businesses to boost productivity, contain costs and minimize risk. But how can you invest when budgets are tight and resources scarce, and how can you secure a fast return on that investment? 

Dynamics 365 Automated Testing for Agile Teams

Good customer experience has never been more critical. With the Corona Crisis continuing to shape the way business is done, more and more businesses depend on quality user experiences to stay competitive. Particularly for the delivery of products and services that take place online.

Dynamics 365 Test Automation Tools: A Checklist

IT ecosystems of today’s enterprises are complex constellations. With technologies ranging from local desktop applications to virtual machines and cloud services, modern systems are often built of tens or hundreds of applications that, combined, serve as the vital organs for business-critical processes. 

How to Automate Dynamics 365: Use Cases and Tutorials

With the development of the Covid Crisis, there is an increasing pressure on businesses to do more with less. For businesses using Microsoft Dynamics 365, there are a range of opportunities for lowering costs, increasing efficiency, and reducing risk with automation.

Citrix Automation Using Selenium: Is It Possible?

Citrix is a widely used technology that allows businesses to access virtual versions of applications or systems. Many of these businesses also have a need to automate transactions or processes that involve Citrix. Being a popular automation tool, a commonly asked question is therefore: can you automate Citrix using Selenium?

Overcoming Common Citrix Automation Challenges with the Right Tool

Any tester or developer who has tried to automate tests or processes involving Citrix will know the pain that comes with virtual machine automation. Unlike web and desktop applications, there are no objects in Citrix to identify - just images - which poses a considerable challenge in automation.

End-to-end Testing Frameworks: Do They Work?

End-to-end tests help ensure that users can navigate through an application and complete their errands without running into any bugs. Automating end-to-end tests will help teams speed up this area of testing and become more agile. The question is how to approach automation. For many, the answer starts with a framework.

End-to-end Testing Using Selenium

End-to-end testing is a type of test that consists of several components that, combined, are intended to simulate a user’s path through an application. By testing this path from beginning to end, the risk that a user will find a bug can be minimized. 

Oracle Test Automation Frameworks: Why They Don’t Work

Test automation frameworks are often the starting point for building automated tests for Oracle and transitioning to agile development. But they rarely allow businesses to leverage the full potential of automation. Learn why in this blog post.

The Key to Continuous Testing in DevOps

If you’re working with DevOps, there’s a good chance that you’ll know about continuous testing. In this blog post we take a look at continuous testing to understand why it plays a key role in DevOps, and why test automation is essential in enabling continuity.

What is Continuous Testing?

Test automation is widely known and used by businesses globally to achieve efficient, accurate testing. Continuous testing, on the other hand, is a newer term. In this blog post we define what continuous testing is and discuss test automation's role in achieving continuous testing.

Can You Use Selenium to Test Mainframes?

Selenium is one of the most popular open-source testing tools on the market. Many choose Selenium when starting out with automation because it’s free and has a large user-community. It’s no wonder that mainframe testers also ask if Selenium can be used to test their mainframe applications.

Best Practices for Building Maintainable and Scalable Test Automation

There’s a major difference between automating twenty test cases and automating 2000 test cases; while it’s completely possible to take an ad-hoc approach when there are only a few test cases, it becomes an entirely different story when test cases run into the thousands.

How to Build Stable Test Automation

Test automation brings many benefits with it, such as increased execution and reduced risk. But these benefits may be diminished if the tests aren’t performing as intended. There are several reasons why tests become unstable, most of which you can turn around by following these best practices and guidelines.

How to Effectively Analyze Test Automation Results

If you have introduced test automation as a means to achieve more efficient testing, you’re probably also interested in making the test result analysis process as efficient as possible. This requires the right approach and the right set of tools.

How to Automate Testing in the DevOps Lifecycle

Building a DevOps pipeline is no simple task. There are many things to consider and many decisions to make in the process. Automation is a key ingredient for a successful DevOps lifecycle, particularly test automation, which is why we’ll take a closer look at it in this blog post.

Why Test Automation is Critical in DevOps

The need for DevOps has emerged in recent years as a result of a pressure to release product features and updates more frequently. The ability to deliver quality at speed requires increased collaboration and communication across the pipeline as well as adoption of automation, and this is what DevOps work towards.

What is DevOps?

DevOps is, as the name implies, the bridging of development and operations. DevOps is many things. It’s a job title, it’s an approach, it’s a methodology, and it’s a way of thinking. 

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