5 Best Practices in Test Automation

Testing to find defects and bugs can be a time consuming, expensive and repetitive task. However, testing is crucial to the success of your digital product as if your software doesn’t work properly, there’s a high change people won’t use it. There are plenty of tools available to help make testing more manageable. One such is automation, which can be extremely beneficial when utilised correctly. It helps streamline the entire process while reducing costs and shortening your development cycles. Additionally, it will help in avoiding tedious, repetitive tasks. However, using it incorrectly or during the wrong stage of development or, in some cases, for a product that is not well suited for automation, can make it a burden rather than a benefit. For this reason, it’s extremely important to understand how and when to use test automation in the best possible manner.

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Testing in the cloud versus real-life testing – two sides of the same coin

When it comes to software testing, innovation is key. It’s hard to keep up with all kinds of trends popping up like mushrooms, and to keep an overview of the unique vocabulary. It has now been nearly two months since I started working at Testbirds without prior knowledge about IT or development, so this article can also be seen as a recap of what I have learned so far.
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