Category: Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes that make you facepalm

Mistakes – Like Riding a Bike…

There comes a point in your progression of learning to code where you start to feel comfortable, almost complacent. While you acknowledge you’re far from the best coder and there’s plenty you don’t know yet, you feel comfortable enough in your ability and what you do know that you might feel tempted to stop learning…
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Mistakes that make you facepalm

Mistakes – Are Your Automated Tests Really Testing?

There’s a great deal of satisfaction to be had from seeing a consistently green dashboard for your automated testing, the business think the testers are writing good, reliable tests and their software is free of issues. The trouble is, it’s not that difficult to get a tests that pass all the time if you’re not actually…
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Mistakes that make you facepalm

Mistakes – What Are You Waiting For?

Whether you write tests, write frameworks or both, one thing you are no doubt going to have to do at some point is have some kind of wait in your code. You might wonder why something so seemingly simple deserves its own article, but hopefully by the end of this, you’ll realise that waiting at…
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Mistakes that make you facepalm

Mistakes – Being Short Sighted?

I’ve been involved in test automation for over ten years now. During that time, I’ve learnt so much from just doing the job, working with some very clever people, and the wealth of knowledge on the internet. But where I’ve learnt most has been from making mistakes, sometimes big mistakes. And to help you avoid…
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