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Mistakes that make you facepalm

Mistakes – The Automation Ticket

Picture the scene, you have your team of highly skilled SDET’s, you have a dedicated dev-ops team, you have all the infrastructure and licenses that you could ever dream of and most importantly, you have the buy in from senior management that automation is a must going forward. With all that going your way, what…
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New cheat sheet now live

New Cheat Sheet Available

To coincide with the new ‘Introduction to Cypress’ series on the site, I’ve created a new learning resource in the form of a handy cheat sheet, that you can use to help you write your own tests, or expand upon the code that you’ll be seeing in the articles. As the series progresses, new cheat…
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Powerful JavaScript testing framework

Cypress – Using Page Objects

In the first article of this new series, we learnt how to add Cypress to a new project and configure it, finishing off by writing our first test. Congratulations, you’re now at the point where some dishonest people would add it to their CV as a technical skill. However, we have plenty to learn yet,…
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Powerful JavaScript testing framework

Cypress – Writing Your First Test

So…it’s been a while, huh? The last post was months ago, I feel like I abandoned you. But these last few months have seen the arrival of my second child and a global pandemic that blurred the lines of personal and work life into one. Priorities and a lack of time have just meant I’ve…
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New cheat sheet now live

Training Now Available

I love writing the content for this site, and I love even more that people might visit this site and learn a new skill or improve existing skills. But while learning from a site like this suits some, it’s not for everyone. We all learn differently, and often people prefer a more formal learning environment…
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Does your code smell?

Best Practises – Avoiding Code Smells

Code smell, if you haven’t heard that term before then you probably thought that the title of this article is just bad English. But ‘code smell’ is an actual term in the programming world, and it’s one you should become familiar with. A code smell, simply put, is something in code that isn’t quite right…
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New cheat sheet now live

LearnAutomation Has an App!

This post is only about a month or two late! But if you are a frequent visitor or even if you’re visiting for the first time and enjoying the content, then there is now an app for your phone or tablet that gives you easy access to the site’s content. For now, it is an…
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Taking pride in your work

Tip – Take Pride in What You Do

Normally, these articles in the ‘Tip’ series are technical in nature and give you useful tips to help you in your tests or frameworks. However, occasionally I like to try and give tips or advice in areas that are not technical, but still aim to help you become a better automation tester through an improved…
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New cheat sheet now live

Mental Health Awareness – Learning

I wanted to publish this article last week, but the birth of my daughter kept me far too occupied and busy (mostly just sat staring at her sleeping, they’re so cute though, right?) First off, I want to say that this article is in no way trying to jump on the bandwagon of mental health…
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New cheat sheet now live

LearnAutomation is a Year Old

Happy birthday to us! The site is officially one year old! The site has seen some slow and steady progress with over 50 articles now on the site and for anyone that has been a regular visitor, thank you, and even if you’re a first time or irregular visitor, thank you all the same. What’s…
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