Category Archives: Agile Delivery

Why do you need to learn SQL as a tester?

In the last 5 years or so, we have been training and mentoring Software Testers and Business Analysts and as part of the mentoring session, I ask about their experience of interviews; generally I am looking for the sort of … Continue reading

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Should API test and UI Acceptance Tests be written in the same programming language?

I have written in my previous blog about how we need to distribute our tests across the testing pyramid for reasons which i have explained in the previous blog. This particular post is focussed on how we ought to design … Continue reading

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Geb and Spock: My favourites for test automation

So I have used quite a number of tools in my time building test automation frameworks over the years; and in the last 2years i have evaluatedĀ a number of these tools and i am becoming more and more opinionated in … Continue reading

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Never too early to start thinking about your tests

This post is spurned by taking a reflection on my journey as a tester and it’s amazing to see how much i have moved from designing large UI test suites to very small UI test suites. For emphasis, the largest … Continue reading

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Writing acceptance test before development or implementation starts

In my the few years, where i have pushed for testers developers to write acceptance test before development or implementation commences, I’ve had testers come up to me say its difficult to achieve this when you dont know what the … Continue reading

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test automation click might not completely simulate an actual human click

I have been working at this client where i am opportuned to use cucumber, watir-webdriver and i came across this problem today. The application i am testing is an e-commerce site and i am writing test for a page on … Continue reading

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A tester’s reflection on kanban plus BDD

> So i have just finished an engagement with a client where the development process used include kanban and BDD. Kanban for us meant that we give priority to work on the right side of the board. So as a … Continue reading

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