Testing Chief

Zephyr for Test Management in Agile

Whether you personally like it or not, Jira is the #1 software development tool used by agile teams globally. Especially if you are in a big organization, then Jira is most often the go-to tool for every...

What’s changed in your monthly utility bills?

How do you check what has changed since the last bill? Did they add new fees, taxes or is there a change in the terms and conditions or even fine print?

Earn your Postman API Tester Badge

Postman is one of those essential tools in every API developer and tester’s arsenal. It is widely used and loved by everyone due to its simplicity and abundance of features. Often, when you will have to...

Automated Visual Testing with aShot

Automated visual testing has gained popularity recently in the test automation community. Thanks to tools like Applitools and Test Automation University! But visual testing using images is not new. It has...

It’s time to comply with AODA

The Ontarians with Disabilities Act isn’t new, it’s been around for a while now. It was introduced in 2001 and with one objective. Improve the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers...

Color Contrast Testing

Color contrast is the use of complementary colors from the opposite side of the color spectrum. Simply it means making the foreground stand out from the background. Using such complementary (contrasting) colors for...

My Take: Test Automation Quotes

The following are some of my favorite quotes on automation. Most of them talk about automation in general, and most probably made in the times of machines started replacing men and women in the manufacturing sector. In...

Why you can’t skip Accessibility Testing?

Considering 1 in 4 adults in the United States has some kind of disability, it is much more important to prioritize accessibility testing in your test strategy to ensure your application caters to everyone.

How staying in the Comfort zone kills you?

Not sure who was the original author to attribute this article to, but recently I got this as a forward from one of my colleagues and I’m really impressed by the metaphor used on why it is important to get out of...

Do you need test cases to test?

I got this question yesterday on Twitter! “Why do you write test cases?”. It made me think, do we really need test cases to test an application or system? I was always told to create the test cases first...

How much does your test automation code smell?

A code smell is any characteristic in the source code of a program that violates fundamental design principles and negatively impacts design quality Usually, code smell indicates that something might be wrong, a problem...

Selenium Grid: Scaling your Tests

Selenium Grid helps you to scale your WebDriver scripts by running them in parallel on remote machines. What do you think about managing a reliable and scalable test infrastructure for your automated tests? Leave your...

Free Text to Speech with Amazon Polly

There are several open-source and freemium tools available on the Internet which can convert text to speech, and let you download as an audio file but each has its own limitations. I used one such tool recently...

Do we still need Testers?

Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion on moving from traditional software development teams with a clear demarcation between development and testing roles to a full stack team where developers can develop and test...