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Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.

How Does Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) Support Agile Development?

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) was carefully developed to support agile development in the software industry. This is because agile cannot be fully deployed if the testing process still follows a traditional methodology.

Functional UI Testing Whitepaper: An Introduction to Codeless Test Automation

Faced with frequent product releases and system upgrades, there is increasing pressure on the resources used in software testing. One small change or upgrade can affect the whole software within seconds meaning that, if the functionality is not being continuously tested as per design, a single bug could have a tremendous effect on user experience.

Traditional Development vs. Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

  Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is no new concept in the software development industry. Still, many companies don’t fully understand the benefits of this framework in the development process. In a world where traditional development methodologies have excluded team members in silos, BDD serves as a collaborative force that fosters agile development.

Technical Post: Big Performance Improvement in Data Serialization

Usually, in this blog, we tend to look at the LEAPWORK Automation Platform from a user perspective. We talk about how to automate different kinds of work processes and we also give you a few tips and tricks every now and then. However, we’ve recently made some changes to the core engine, so we thought it would be interesting to look into the engine room for a change. Buckle up because we’re about to get a little technical.

Collaboration in Agile Teams: Codeless Automation For All

In order to improve testing processes and transform them into an efficient and cost-effective part of software development, companies are introducing concepts such as agile, DevOps, or BDD in their teams. The rising adoption of these frameworks is slowly shrinking the gap between IT and business, allowing for more collaboration and continuous delivery. In order to facilitate this collaboration, automation has been brought into play.

How to Automate Regression Testing

Software is continuously evolving through changes, updates, and bug fixes. However, even the smallest of the changes can have a domino effect in an application’s source code. 

Why Should You Automate Your Functional UI Tests?

Faced with frequent product releases and system upgrades, there is increasing pressure on resources used in software testing. While manual testing through the user interface (UI) can be time-consuming, one way, as we all know by now, to free up tester hours is to automate.

How to Choose a Continuous Testing Tool

Testing continuously at multiple stages of the release pipeline supports delivery of high-quality software. Here’s how to pick an automation solution for your Continuous Testing needs.

The Critical Role of Continuous Testing in Continuous Delivery

To keep up with the ever-increasing customer expectations to digital products and services, software providers are under pressure to be more and more thorough in their quality assurance of products. Learn how Continuous Testing can support those efforts.

Why You Should Conduct and Automate End-to-End tests

Digital transformation of businesses is not only necessary, but it is also happening. One of the effects this has is that many business-related operations are dependent on an ever-increasing number of platforms, systems, and applications. Testing and end-to-end testing are essential to risk reduction; however many cite high costs as a reason to focus on other testing forms. The key to solving this lies in automation. Read more about why you should automate end-to-end tests in this article.

Comparison: Selenium IDE vs. LEAPWORK

Selenium IDE is a great open source tool for HTML-savvy users who want record and playback automation of simple web applications, but it isn’t suitable for enterprises and has very limited functionality. This post compares Selenium IDE with LEAPWORK enterprise web automation.

Comparison: LEAPWORK vs. Selenium Web Automation

Selenium is a great tool for professional programmers who want to automate web applications, but for users who don’t (want to) write code, there are better options. This post compares code-based Selenium with LEAPWORK web automation. Side-by-side video comparison included.

Test Automation Frameworks: Why They Fail

Test automation frameworks are basically recipes for how to build automated test cases. They include guidelines for testers on how they should do their job. The problem is, these frameworks don’t always work, as they tend to complicate test automation more than necessary.

7 Benefits of Codeless Test Automation

So far, automation frameworks and tools have dictated that testers should waste time programming. Codeless test automation is a much more efficient way for testers to work. Here's why.

Why You Needed Automated Testing: High-Risk ServiceNow Challenges

In thousands of enterprises, ServiceNow is the beating heart of daily operations. If something breaks, it will have effects across the business. The problem is, testing ServiceNow is a real time sink, which puts the platform’s agility at risk.

Why Should You Automate for Cross-Browser Testing?

With the vast array of browsers and devices on the market, there are many ways an application can be accessed. For testers, this creates a well-known challenge of having to test their application across multiple browsers and devices. This method of testing is called cross-browser testing.

What is Test Automation?

Test automation is about letting software robots perform repetitive tasks, emulating end-user interaction with the system under test, in order to increase the range, depth, and reliability of one's quality assurance efforts.

How to Do a Test Automation Tool Evaluation?

Steep learning curves make it difficult to evaluate automation tools within a reasonable time frame. This can cause the evaluation to drag out and in the worst cases, automation projects are tanked altogether.

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?”

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