Dispelling the misconceptions #5 – “Lets 100% automate everything and get rid of all our testers”

I hear this all the time. Even from very senior people. The latest one was from a development manager, asking why we "still need to have testers testing the software, since we are aiming for 100% automating for everything"... Firstly, the truth is very simple: YOU CAN ONLY AUTOMATE WHAT YOU KNOW AND EXPECT. When we [...]

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Manual Testing and Automated Testing – the myths, the misconceptions and the reality…

There are many misconceptions in the software industry regarding both Manual Testing and Automated Testing. Some people believe that Automated Testing is the bee’s knees and exists as a replacement for Manual Testing (which is simply not true). And others believe that Manual Testing is a simple set of step-by-step tasks that anyone can run [...]

The Many Perspectives of Automated Testing

A few months ago, I read a great blog post by Iain McCowatt (@imccowatt) about "Models of Automation". The blog detailed a problem that Iain had witnessed between two of the teams that he was working with regarding automated testing - There was a lack of communication between the two teams and this was down [...]