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How to Decide if You Should Automate a Test Case

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Test automation is imperative for the fast-paced agile projects of today. Testers need to continuously plan, design and execute automated tests to ensure the quality of the software. But the most important task is to decide what to automate first.

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The Unexpected Dream Team: Testers and Customer Support

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Testing teams can work alongside customer support teams. This can improve quality by: providing ideas for areas to test, triaging issues, learning from customers about how products are being used.

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Balance in Test Automation

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Some experts advocate “Automate Everything.” Other experts assert “There is no such thing as automated testing.” Most of us just want to do our jobs the best way we can. We might use tools to help test the UI or with mobile apps. How do we balance when and where to use test automation tools?

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Tester’s Diary: More Hands Make Better Work

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More hands definitely make less work for each individual, but ensemble programming and testing also make better work for the end user.

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How to Integrate Selenium with TestRail

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TestRail allows you to capture all testing activities related to the system under test so you can answer questions like “What’s the status of testing? How much testing is left? Do we feel confident that we’ve done enough testing to go live?

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Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

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Continuous Testing (CT) is often described in terms of unit tests. Performance tests deserve to be in CT, too, though. While performance testing has its challenges, the right understanding makes it possible not just to fit performance into CT, but to make the most of that position.

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Tester’s Diary: My First Week on Call

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Developers and testers rotate on call, and my first experience involved a few issues and a desire to delay a release.

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8 Browser Plugins for Testing

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When I think of testing a website or application, I generally break it into two kinds of work. There is the initial work on the new feature, which is usually deep into that feature and the things that surround it. Then, later, I may need to check to see if a set of changes caused unanticipated problems.

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Announcing TestRail 7.1 with Attachment Management Improvements

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Here at TestRail Towers we know how important it is to be able to supplement the design and results of your testing with screenshots, gifs, documents and other artefacts. Attaching that information to your test cases and inserting it into fields so it can be viewed alongside instructions or testing results are important capabilities for any tester.

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6 Ways to Grow Your Testing Career in 2021

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Last year was hard in more ways than one. As a result, our career and growth plans might have taken a back seat. Let’s take charge of our careers and drive them in the direction we want. Here are 6 ideas.

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