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articles and information about continuous testing and behavior-driven development

 

What Makes a Good Test Case?

We get distracted and are often hurried when designing test cases, as everything is on a tightly project-managed deadline these days…but are they good?  What makes a “good” test case?  Let’s start by level setting on a definition of a test case…Scouring the trusty...

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Seven Test Automation Industry Shifts and Trends in 2019/20

One of Tryon Solutions' own test automation experts, James Prior, brings you his thoughts on seven notable trends in the test automation industry over the next 12-18 months. 1. Less Low-Level Coding in Automation The industry has been moving in this direction for a...

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A High-Level Overview of Continuous Testing with Jenkins

We’ve paid homage to Jenkins in a previous blog post singing its praises for being open-source and relatively easy-to-use; now let’s look at requirements and a high-level overview of how to set it up.  First, we should level-set on key definitions before...

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Cycle 2.4.0 Released!

July 22, 2019Our latest release, 2.4.0 is now available for all existing Cycle users. See what's new below, and download from the User Portal today!What's New in 2.4.0Native App Interaction Steps. With the introduction of our new Native App Steps, Cycle...

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Should Developers Design Test Cases?

In the 1970s, 1980s and well into the 1990s, software developers wore countless hats.  As the IT industry evolved more specialized roles were created, like the QA Tester and Developer in Test, and more recently, the Test Automation Engineer.  Very small teams creating...

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Top Five Testing Terminology Misconceptions

In the world of software testing there are a handful of frequently misused terms.  Prior to my testing terminology enlightenment, I would often use the word “bug” as a catch-all for everything that went wrong with an application.  I’ve since seen the “error” (another...

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Cycle 2.2.1 Released!

We've updated Cycle to v. 2.2.1. This minor update to our most recent 2.2.0 release includes bug fixes and improvements, as well as some new functionality we were able to squeeze in for our terminal users.  Existing Cycle customers can download it now from...

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Ode to Jenkins

With February upon us, it is time to celebrate the 8th birthday of one of the most influential pieces of open source software, Jenkins. Few tools have become as ubiquitous across projects as this automation server. Jenkins augments software groups the...

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