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How important is Software Testing Life Cycle? (STLC)

Vladimir Simonovski

What is STLC? STLC is a process of actions that are performed(followed) during the testing phase in order to satisfy the end goals. This includes testing all the happy flows and edge cases, ensuring the overall quality of the product is met. STLC is part of SDLC but focuses on the testing activities that start right after the requirements are defined by the customer. Why do we need to establish STLC? It is always better and cheaper to prevent a…

How to ensure that a Risk-based Testing strategy is implemented correctly?

Vladimir Simonovski

What is Risk-based Testing? As the name suggests, Risk-based Testing is a form of software testing that is based on risks. Since the risk is a potentially negative outcome of a functionality, Risk-based Testing covers the one with a higher chance of failure. Risk-based Testing must be defined at the earliest stages possible when customer requirements are defined in order to reduce the potential number of errors in the later stages of development and to guide further planning, implementation, and…

Compare the 4 main methods from the Cucumber DataTable class and when to use them

Vladimir Simonovski

A drief info Before I dive into the 4 main DataTable class methods for handling multiple input values per one step provided from the Cucumber framework, I’ll explain what is the purpose of the Cucumber DataTable class. DataTable class DataTable class from Cucumber is the class where all the table-related methods are included. The data table itself is beneficial if we want to pass a list of data into one single step instead of having a separate stepper separate value.…

How to write a simple but elegant Selenium and Cucumber framework for UI automation from scratch?

Vladimir Simonovski

Intro Choosing the right test framework for automating your web application is never an easy job. Many questions need to be answered like: What is the most beneficial we are going to get from that framework comparing to others? What are the disadvantages by using that framework? How complicated it is to implement? How hard it is to learn it and improve it as the development goes on? Nevertheless, whatever you choose, make sure you have a proper strategy behind…

Get to know the benefits and differences between Data-Driven and Keyword-Driven testing as test automation techniques

Vladimir Simonovski

Data-Driven Testing Definition A test automation technique, that is used for creating test cases that have the same steps but different input variations. This technique helps in developing and maintaining test case efforts and it is one of the main focuses when it comes to testing automation strategy especially in Agile-oriented projects. When we follow the data-driven approach, we actually test scripts that accept different inputs to run with different sets of data. With that, we increase the test coverage…