CYCLE BLOG

articles and information about continuous testing and behavior-driven development

 

Sixteen Burning Questions for a Test Automation Leader

Javier Velasquez has nearly a decade of experience as a software professional. Early in his career he did software testing with QTP, and after a few years he moved into testing with Selenium and REST/SOAP RPC - and along the way built multiple integration and system...

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What Is Shift Left and Is It Enough?

In this post I’m going to explore what it means to shift left. Then I’ll discuss how automation can help a team shift left. Finally, I’ll discuss shifting right and how shift left and shift right really are just part of the same continual improvement loop. So what is...

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Cycle 2.7 Released!

Thank you for taking the time to review our Cycle 2.7 release, which makes working with test data even easier for all flavors of users on your test team.  See what's new below, and download our latest version of Cycle from the User Portal today! What's New in 2.7:...

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Seven Tips for Distributed Testing Teams

Most people immediately think “technical” when they hear the words “test automation”, but many of the various problems that often arise could have been ironed out before anything technical is performed with proper communication, collaboration, and buy-in.  The endless...

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Cycle 2.6.1 Released!

Thank you for taking the time to review our Cycle 2.6.1 release, which includes a combination of new functionality, incremental improvements, and bug fixes. See what's new below, and download from the User Portal today! What's New in 2.6.1: Faster program operation. ...

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Top Seven Underrated Considerations When WMS Testing

Here at Tryon Solutions we have many grizzled warehouse management software (WMS) veterans, most of whom are also experienced in the realm of software testing, and more specifically, test automation.  I polled, poked, and prodded our grizzliest of grizzled WMS vets to...

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The Case for Adopting a Continuous Upgrade Schedule

Management decrees that its time to finally “get around to it” and update the antiquated system to the latest and greatest so they can take advantage of the newest features.  You ask your boss what resources will be made available and how many people will be hired to...

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Cycle 2.6.0 Released!

Thank you for taking the time to review our Cycle 2.6.0 release, which includes a combination of new functionality, incremental improvements, and bug fixes. See what's new below, and download from the User Portal today! What's New in 2.6.0: Licensing ease-of-use...

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Test Automation with Native Applications

I’ve been spoiled by the relative ease of creating automated tests for web applications and web pages, as “driving” those interfaces using elements like xPaths and IDs is often a straightforward process - assuming I’m not working with something sloppily written and/or...

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