Measuring Test Automation ROI

I just finished reading Implementing Automated Software Testing by E.Dustin, T. Garrett, and B. Gauf and overall this is a good read providing some well thought out arguments for beginning an automation project, and provides strategic perspectives to manage a test automation project. The first chapter made several excellent points such as: Automated software testing…

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A different perspective on random name generation

My daughter made me laugh today when she offered a bit of her philosophy. She told me that her favorite candy is gummy bears “because gummy bears get stuck between your teeth, and then you can dig out a second helping with your tongue.” I never really thought of it that way, but how many…


Stupid Hammer!!!

I remember as a young lad working construction for my uncle one summer. The hours were long, it was hot, and I would much rather have been somewhere else. But, I was saving up for my first motorcycle, so I did whatever jobs I could find. Perhaps it was because my mind wasn’t really engaged…


UI Automation Out of Control

When many people think of test automation they envision rudimentary scripts with hard-coded events and data that manipulate user interface objects much the same way a customer might interact with the software to accomplish a pre-defined, robot-like task. Perhaps this is the reason there is a plethora of tools available to business analysts or super-users…

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