Tag: Tips

Tuesday Tip Day – Debugging Failing Tests and Closed Browsers

Ok…so it’s not exactly Tuesday in the UK at the time of writing this, but in Australia, it is technically Tuesday already so I’m going with that! This is a very simple tip, but one that might save people a lot of frustration. I’m sure you’ve been in this situation before, your test is failing…
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Tuesday Tip Day – WebDriver Screenshots

As part of a new series of articles for the site, I’m going to post a brief article containing a random tip for improving your automation skillset, from Selenium to Powershell. In this first week, we’re going to look at taking screenshots in Selenium WebDriver tests, which can be extremely useful for providing evidence for…
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Tip – Be a Better Automation Tester

Being an automation tester these days is great, you own (or are learning) a skillset that is very much in demand. From start ups to large established tech companies, everyone wants what you can offer. But because of this, more and more people are going the route of automation and teaching themselves these skills. Which…
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Tip – Avoid Being on the Defensive

Writing code can be a hugely satisfying exercise. When you’ve finally cracked the solution to that problem you’ve been trying to solve for hours or even days, and the code just flows from your fingertips, it can leave you with a great sense of achievement and confidence. And rightly so.  Unfortunately, however, the reality of…
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Tip – Walk Before You Can Run

It might seem that from the title, that this is hardly a tip. In fact, with any thing in life, this saying applies. But I wanted to take a moment to talk about this in the context of test automation, because it is something that can make or break whether someone is successful in learning…
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