Month: January 2016

Module 1 – An Introduction to Amazon Web Services for Testers

January 19, 2016
Our 6 module course on Building the Test Automation Framework starts with Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’re going to use AWS, and more specifically, the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to build our test environment and automation system. It all starts with configuring and running up the virtual machines we need to run everything on. If you haven't read our introduction to Building the Test Automation Framework you can read more here: An Introduction to Building the Test Automation Framework This first module is all about understanding Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).   We're going to cover six key areas: First, creating an AWS account (you can skip this part if you already have one) Secondly, configuring two...
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Building the Test Automation Framework

January 18, 2016
Welcome to Building the Test Automation Framework. A 6 part course that takes you step by step through the process of building a test automation framework. A test automation framework we'll build completely from open source tools. Each of the 6 modules is a short course in it's own right. Each module covering tools like; Amazon Web Services, Jenkins, Selenium, Git, SoapUI and JMeter. When we've finished we'll have a distributed test automation framework. A framework based on the principals of Continuous Integration and Devops. This is about building a framework at the system level that gives you the platform to automate much of what you need to do on a day to day basis.   To build this platform we...
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Is it just me or do you get this feeling too?

January 5, 2016
One of the stand out moments in 2015 has to be the high profile fall out in one of the biggest sports in the world. A fall out between one of the most successful partnerships of all time in Formula 1. A fall out that had many parallels with the way testers are treated in our industry. The Chairman of Renault, Carlso Ghosn, stated publicly that he wanted to sever ties with Red Bull. One of the most successful F1 partnerships of all time, Red Bull and Renault, fell out. Why? Carlso explained that... "Unfortunately when we were winning championships the Renault name was never mentioned. It was the [Red Bull] team that was winning". And when things weren't going so...
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