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You don’t write scripts – you write software

You don’t write scripts – you write software

This entry is part of 4 in the series Building a career in test as a developer

One of the things that really bugs me is when I hear anyone talk or write about writing test automation scripts. You see it on Twitter, in blogs and even on CVs and it always makes me twitch.

The problem for me is that there is an implicit ‘only’ in there that downplays the importance of writing test automation code.

Feature switching for release testing.

Feature switching for release testing.

When your cloud deployments do not all have the same features enabled, running the same tests calls will generate different reponses. How can you ensure that the tests for each individual release verifies the expected functionality for that deployment? The problem It is not uncommon to deploy code to production servers that is hidden behind a feature switch. When the moment comes to go live, the configuration is changed to enable the feature. If it is just new functionality, you…

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FAQ – “New Microsoft Edge” and test automation

FAQ – “New Microsoft Edge” and test automation

If you follow browser development at all you can’t have helped but noticed Microsoft making a huge song and dance about the latest version of the Edge browser. It does potentially cause some changes for those of us who are responsible for testing cross browser support, so I thought I would try to put together a list of questions and answers. It is brand new and I certainly don’t know everything, so if you have more questions, or want to…

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Thank you for visiting! My 2019 in review

Thank you for visiting! My 2019 in review

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, its time for a quick look back at what 2019 has brought in my life in testing. 2041 users in the 30 days before thanksgiving Maintaining health and work – life balance It has been a challenging but successful year both in my work and blogging life. At a time when Twitter seems in meltdown with discussions about work/life balance and burnout, I am pleased to note that I have now managed…

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