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Parallel Cucumber Automation

Started this discussion. Last reply by SimonK Jan 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi folks. I've been hunting around for a solution for a while and can't find one, so I thought I'd try and pick a few brains here... Background: We have a bunch of Cucumber/Watir-Webdriver tests that…Continue

Tags: selenium, grid, grid2, jenkins, cucumber

The Three Stages of Becoming a Superstar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geekonomicon Jan 15, 2013. 10 Replies

I've got leadership on the brain at the moment. I read this and thought of testing..."Almost all superstars told a…Continue

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Testers aren't creative! Or are they?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TESTasy Mar 25, 2014. 14 Replies

The theme for the next issue of The Testing Planet is creativity, with a view to disproving the hypothesis that the testing role isn't a very creative one. We've had some very insightful articles in…Continue

What's the recipe for a successful QA department?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SimonK Sep 13, 2012. 6 Replies

So I was wondering, if you had the opportunity (all over again for some of you I guess) to build a QA department/capability from the ground up how would you do it? Also, just for kicks - can you…Continue

 

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SimonK replied to sarah grace amarila's discussion AB Testing
"I found that this was a really good introduction to a/b split testing: https://www.marketo.com/ebooks/the-power-of-ab-testing/ You'll need to fill out a form to download it, but it's worth the effort."
Mar 7, 2016
SimonK replied to MIDHUBALA's discussion Selenium Webdriver: Drag and Drop files from desktop to web application help
"I've had some success combining Windows automation with Webdriver using Python and the SWAPY library. I wrote a post about it here: http://sjpknight.com/automating-pdfs-and-windows-objects-with-python-and-webdriver/ It's not quite the…"
Sep 1, 2015
SimonK replied to Deepa's discussion Adding Comment in Csv Data Set Config file In Jmeter
"Not sure if I'm missing something here, but it seems to me the thing to do would be to add a column to the csv and either label it as a comment in the csv itself or in the Data Set Config.  Once you do that, the comment should be…"
Sep 1, 2015
SimonK replied to Deepa's discussion How to give values for an optional field in CSV file
"Your HTTP request is sending the variable name instead of the .csv value, because the .csv doesn't contain the necessary data. If you look at your request, probably where there's no corresponding value in the .csv file, you'll see…"
May 4, 2015
SimonK replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How was 2014 for you?
"Watch out for John Stephenson's The Testing Planet article next week. Towards the back-end of a year that has focused mainly on facilitating software testing, I found some of the social science concepts he describes very useful for…"
Jan 5, 2015
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Nov 3, 2014
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Mar 29, 2014
TESTasy replied to SimonK's discussion Testers aren't creative! Or are they?
"If testing wasn't a creative job there would be a single testing document which every tester around the globe would have been using to test any odd software. Tester do have to be creative in how to plan the test for a particular software. Then…"
Mar 25, 2014
Mitesh ahir replied to SimonK's discussion Testers aren't creative! Or are they?
"i feel tester are creatives as to find a bugs with different different conditions he needs to be creative ....."
Mar 25, 2014
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Mar 25, 2014
SimonK liked kinofrost's discussion Where does one go from testing?
Dec 13, 2013
SimonK replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you learn about testing?
"How do you learn about testing? I did a talk recently on various tools I use to learn stuff, normally in respect of testing. Slides can be found hereif you're interested, though in summary: I use mindmapping a lot to identify what I want to…"
Nov 13, 2013
SimonK replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Tips for setting up a performance testing environment - Performance Testing Checklist
"Things that have worked for me: JMeter (master-slave mode) as a load generation tool, alongside JMeter Plugins for serverside monitoring Google analytics to identify high volume user journeys and load conditions Exploratory performance…"
Aug 29, 2013
SimonK liked Fefal's discussion Testing R.I.P
Mar 27, 2013
SimonK replied to phil kirkham's discussion How would you test a....?
""I'd crack them both; the one that ran all over the interviewer's desk and dripped onto his pants would the one that's not boiled." - LOL. Nice answer. ;-)"
Mar 8, 2013
SimonK replied to Ahsan Choudry's discussion Performance testing course?
"Would be interesting to hear what happened with Bill's courses... As a performance tester with some experience under my belt, his description checked a number of boxes for me - namely, not focusing on a specific tool as many course vendors do,…"
Mar 7, 2013

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