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Test Automation Best Practices

Most mistakes in test automation are predictable and can be avoided by following best practices. Here's a handful of guidelines to help you achieve success with automation:

How to Ensure GDPR Compliant Data Storage with LEAPWORK

The 2018.1 Release of the LEAPWORK Automation Platform introduces a new Controller – the software that, among other things, stores all the data used in automation flows. With the new Controller, LEAPWORK users can ensure that their data storage in relation to test and process automation is GDPR compliant.

E-Commerce Automation: Monitoring and testing of your digital channels

Failing digital channels can have a devastating effect on your revenue stream. In this post we’ll look at how to ensure the quality of e-commerce operations with the help of test and process automation.

How to Automate Web Testing Across Browsers and Devices

Websites and web applications are crucial to how businesses acquire customers, and a growing number of traditional front- and back-office applications are migrated from desktops to web-based interfaces. As web technologies come with their own challenges, being able to test them is highly critical.

Reduce Maintenance Workload 97% with Context-Driven Test Automation

IT projects are multidimensional and difficult to perceive. How do you test a project with potentially infinite dimensions?

How to Get Certified in Test Automation

When a company decides to adopt new methods or change existing processes, for example by rolling out new software, it often requires that employees upgrade their skill set or learn completely new skills. One way to ensure that an employee has the required skills is to rely on certification. The same goes for consultants who need to document that they are proficient in the tasks they are hired to do.

Why Good Environments are Crucial for Successful Test Automation

Once a test automation strategy has been approved and the implementation plan has been initiated, there will inevitably come a point at which testers will begin asking themselves: “Can we trust the results generated from automated testing?”

How to Analyze Test Automation Results

As test automation is introduced to the software delivery process, the amount of available test results explodes. Robots, or test execution agents, can run 24/7 without breaks, and, on top of this, the number of test cases accumulate during each sprint. As such, more results are produced to be managed and analyzed. This requires the right approach.

Test Automation Strategy: A Checklist

It is never too late to develop a test automation strategy. We created a checklist containing the steps to consider when automating test cases.

5 Failures in Test Automation – and Best Practices for Tackling Them

Too many test automation projects fail – and often for predictable reasons. To help you avoid these pitfalls, we have condensed the most common issues into this short guide along with related best practices for achieving success with automation.

Manual Testing and Test Automation: 10 Considerations

Once a QA team has made the case for automation and is moving from doing all testing manually to introducing automated testing, the change process often comes with some challenges that need to be addressed.

How to Automate Functional UI Tests in a DevOps World

Automation is a prerequisite for success with DevOps. Especially test automation is a key ingredient when it comes to providing fast and accurate feedback to testers and developers enabling quick reactions to errors, bugs, and changing requirements.

How to Achieve Agile Testing with Test Automation

Agile transformation helps businesses manage change and pursue emerging opportunities in any market situation. A key ingredient of this approach is to implement agile testing.

How Test Automation Supports Agile Transformation

In a world where new business models are disrupting established revenue streams and expectations to the customer experience are constantly increasing, businesses everywhere are struggling to stay relevant. To stay competitive requires efficiency: Fast market adaptation, well-organized change management, and the ability to secure emerging opportunities. One of the ways to get there is through agile transformation.

Get Started with Test Automation

When implementing test automation there are several things to consider, including: how much can we automate? which tool is right for us? can we justify the initial investment of time and effort? and much more.

How to Build Cross-Application Test Automation

Business-critical processes of everyday work often involves several applications across environments, i.e. both desktop and web applications. This makes it especially challenging to test those processes with conventional methods.

How to Use the Data Builder Pattern in Test Automation

The Data Builder Pattern is used to automatically create data in the system under test. In this post, I will show how to apply the pattern using LEAPWORK to generate data and increase the value of automated test cases.

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?

Both Test Automation and RPA are here to take over repetitive and boring tasks; but how are they different? 

How to Automate Desktop UI Tests and Processes

In any organization, every single day, a myriad of processes and tasks are performed in and between desktop applications.

How to Check Hundreds of Domain Names in 5 Minutes

At LEAPWORK, we are always looking for smarter ways to solve tasks, and we often use our own tool to help us do that. This post is a real-life example of how we in our marketing department built a simple automation case with significant efficiency gains. Specifically, we designed an automated test case for checking hundreds of domain names from a list with mock contact data.

The Keynote that Shook TestExpo 2017

At TestExpo 2017, held in August 31 in Copenhagen, LEAPWORK's CTO, Claus Topholt, presented our idea of flowchart-based automation design. The novel approach generated a lot of buzz among conference attendees.

Web Automation Case: Automate Dynamic Forms in ServiceNow

LEAPWORK is a great match for automating ServiceNow. In this article, we show one example of how to do that, using dynamic forms and fields from an Excel sheet.

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 Drive Test Automation with Excel, Databases, and ODBC

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.

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