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#WSC2017Conf: Developing Your Brand Inside and Out

Don’t become a closet rock star! While developing your brand as a thought leader, your company may not be aware of the impact that you’re making on the industry. Learn key strategies to ensure that your external stardom is also recognized and celebrated internally within...

Don’t become a closet rock s...

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The Future of Software Testing

I was recently featured in QASymphony's e-book, The Future of Software Testing: 12 Testing Experts Share Their Predictions discussing my thoughts on what's in store for the future of software testing, and how testers can prepare and adapt to this transformation. Here's an excerpt of...

I was recently featured in...

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Test Automation 101

Mike Horn, a writer for Smartsheet, reached out to me and several other test automation practitioners for a piece he was writing on the basics of test automation. Mike, not being an automation engineer himself, didn't know what he was getting into when he opened...

Mike Horn, a writer for Smarts...

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5 ways to drive your automation engineers away

As someone who regularly interviews candidates for test automation roles, there are common mistakes I see companies making that drive their automation engineers away. On TechBeacon, I've written about the top five actions that may cause your automation engineers to bail. Review your practices and see if...

As someone who regularly inter...

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How to Build an Agile-Friendly Automation Framework

I've accepted TechBeacon's invitation to join as a contributor, and my first piece talks about how to build an agile-friendly test automation framework. This publication gives a high-level overview of how to architect an automation solution that is reliable, extendable, and maintainable. Also, you can see...

I've accepted TechBeacon's inv...

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Adding a Peripheral View to Test Automation

One reason why human testers are far better at finding bugs than automated scenarios is because testers aren't just validating the expected results. They are also able to recognize unexpected surprises and anomalies within the application. For example, take a look at this application and assume...

One reason why human testers a...

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Firebug, You’re Fired

When interviewing candidates for UI automation openings, I like to give them typical automation 'problems' to solve. Most of the problems provide them with a picture of a UI and the corresponding HTML, and ask how they would automate something given a tricky DOM. I'm...

When interviewing candidates f...

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A Day in the Life of an Automation Engineer

TL;DR: taught a workshop and it went great. planned as a Selenium workshop but morphed into a broader automation workshop. presents practical use of automation over simplistic unrealistic intro; raving reviews from attendees. As continuous integration is becoming more of a reality at the company that...

TL;DR: taught a workshop and i...

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Test Masters Academy Reinventing Testers

It's conference season for me! In my role, it's imperative that I stay up to date with current trends and technologies, so for the next few months, I'll be soaking up as much knowledge as possible via tech conferences. One conference that really caught my eye...

It's conference season for me!...

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Teaching Testing in College Courses

I'm an Adjunct Instructor who teaches Java programming to college students. I was recently asked by Anna Royzman, President of A Quality Leadership Institute, if I taught my students about testing. For a moment, I felt a pang of guilt because I don't have any...

I'm an Adjunct Instructor who ...

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A Guide to Patent Development

The Ministry of Testing recently launched Gem Webinars, a platform for new voices and new stories. Yours truly was the first speaker of the series and I did a talk on patent development from a tester's perspective. There were about 100 people from around the world...

The Ministry of Testing recent...

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Why Developers Should Not Lead Your Automation Efforts

Developers should not lead your automation efforts. I've never seen this succeed. In fact, many times I have been brought on to teams to clean up the mess that is left behind when developers try to lead this effort. The reason is simple. [tweetthis url="http://angiejones.tech/why-developers-should-not-lead-your-automation-efforts"]Developers are not automation...

Developers should not lead you...

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Self-Writing Test Cases

Test cases are important. They provide step by step instructions on how to validate a feature. They are essential for cross-training and necessary for auditing. They also take quite a bit of time to write, do not seem to be testers' favorite activity, and instantly become outdated...

Test cases are important. They...

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BDD Believer

I've been in Automation for more than 10 years. I consider myself a hardcore automation engineer, and have always thought that to truly get automation done you need programmers...

I've been in Automation for mo...

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Keynote Commencement Speech

I received a pleasant surprise when the Principal of Sci Academy High School in New Orleans, LA invited me to deliver the keynote address at their 2016 Commencement Ceremony. While the honor alone overwhelmed me, the bigger story brought me to a moment of reflection....

I received a pleasant surprise...

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BDPA Workshop: Learn Java in 3 Hours

The Black Data Professionals Association (BDPA) sponsors a wonderful technology training program for high school students in the community. Some of the students even go on to compete regionally and nationally in web development competitions! I was asked to teach a Saturday workshop and was given...

The Black Data Professionals A...

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