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Building confidence with automation

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For automation to be accepted and therefore successful people need to feel confident in the process, but how do you do that for test automation? "Show" them the process or build trust with the person doing the work.
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The unintended consequences of automated UI tests

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Whenever I see people talking about automated testing I always wonder what type of testing they actually mean? Eventually someone will mention the framework they are using and all too often it's a UI based automation tool that allows tests…
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UI Automation, what is it good for? 

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TL;DR: What automation at the UI level does and doesn't give you. UPDATE: I originally wrote this back in March 2015, lost it in my drafts and found it again recently so thought I get it out there. Don’t agree then let me know in the comments. Automation…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Mobile UI Automation

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(...from my experience) Original posted on Medium My name is Jitesh 'Jit' Gosai and I’m a Senior Developer in Test (DiT) at the BBC working in Mobile Platforms, Digital. I originally wrote this post well over a year ago (2014!) and recently…
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Automating BBC iPlayer mobile testing part three: legacy vs new features

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Originally posted on the BBC website 30 June 2014 This is the third and final part my series of posts about how the BBC iPlayer Mobile team automate their user interface testing. You can find the first part here as well…

Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part two: automation

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Originally posted on the BBC website 30 June 2014 This is the second part of a three post series exploring how the BBC iPlayer Mobile testing team has integrated automated user interface (UI) testing into their development practice. This…
3 Amigos gather around a BBC iPlayer screen

Automating testing for BBC iPlayer mobile part one: 3 Amigos

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Originally posted on the BBC website 30 June 2014 In this three part series of blog posts I will be exploring how the BBC iPlayer Mobile team has integrated automated user interface (UI) integration testing into their development practice. I'm…