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Getting Started with UI Test Automation

Introduction

If you want to get started in Test Automation, then I find jumping straight into it is the fastest way to learn. Some might suggest you need a certain level of coding knowledge before designing a well constructed automation pack, while I agree that a level of coding knowledge is going to allow you to build a robust framework that is easy to maintain, jumping right into writing automation will quickly give you a foundation which you can build upon.

When you are passionate about something, you learn a lot faster by doing.

Below is a small list of resources I have found useful when I started learning about test automation,  I’ve tried to keep the list of resources to a reasonable size, as if you are provided with an endless number of resources then it makes it harder to work out what resources you should use.

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Test Automation Helpful Tips

Introduction

Test Automation is a controversial topic with many differing thoughts, ideas and opinions. Does automation speed up the development process? Should developers create the automation in all testing levels? Should QA’s upskill and write UI level automation?

Automation, like most things in testing, is context dependent. While one organisation is able to utilise automation to ship software rapidly with a level of confidence, other organisations struggle to get the benefit for the amount of effort and resources that are put in.

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