Test Talks is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe Colantonio, which geeks out on all things software test automation. TestTalks covers news found in the testing space, reviews books about automation and speaks with some of the thought leaders in the test automation field. We’ll aim to interview some of today’s most successful and inspiring software engineers and test automation thought leaders.
From Unemployment to Upskilling with Greg Paskal
In today's episode, we have a special treat for you. The brilliant Greg Paskal, a software testing and automation expert, joins us again. Greg has been on the show nine times before, and his wealth of knowledge and experience always brings valuable insights to our conversations. This time, we delve into a wide range of topics, starting with the importance of skill in development, automation, and testing work. Greg explores the role of AI as a tool and its limitations, cautioning against relying solely on AI to solve all problems. Greg also raises concerns about the quality of content AI consumes for training. We also discuss the shifts in the current job market and the challenges highly skilled individuals face. Greg offers advice on staying positive and proactive during unemployment, including improving skills and learning new things. Listen up!
27/11/2023 • 36 minutes 52 seconds
Unveiling the Potential of XCUITest and Espresso with Igor Dorovskikh
In this episode, I sit down with the CEO and founder of Engenious.io, Igor Dorovskikh. With years of experience in mobile development and expertise in test automation, Igor takes us on a deep dive into the potential of XCUITest and Espresso. Throughout the conversation, Igor discusses his journey in mobile testing, starting with Robotium and eventually transitioning to Espresso. He highlights the benefits of using native solutions like Espresso for native apps and the pros and cons of using Appium for cross-platform applications. We also explore the learning curve of XCUITest and Espresso and the resources available for beginners. Plus, Igor discusses the role of AI and machine learning in mobile testing, offering fascinating insights into code generation and UI visual testing. So, tune in to this episode as Igor Dorovskikh reveals the potential of XCUITest and Espresso and how they can significantly impact your mobile automation journey. Listen up!
19/11/2023 • 37 minutes 40 seconds
Freeze Bugs in Time using Replay.io with Filip Hric
In this episode, we are joined by Filip Hric, a Cypress ambassador and DevRel at Replay.io. Listen in as Filip walks us through Replay.io's incredible capabilities, highlighting its use with automation tools like Cypress and Playwright. He explains how Replay.io helps bridge the communication gap between testers and developers by offering an exact replication of bugs and their execution steps. Get ready to gain valuable insights as Filip dives into the future of Cypress and Playwright and how testers can enhance their skills by building their applications. Discover Filip's secret to helping testers identify flakiness causes in their tests and how to bring clarity to the often complex world of debugging.
12/11/2023 • 34 minutes 27 seconds
Halloween Special 2023 with Paul Grossman and Larry Goddard
In today's episode, we'll dive into the spooky world of Scary Halloween things and automation with Paul Grossman, the renowned Doc Arts wizard of test automation, and Larry Goddard, a seasoned automation expert. Discover how to eradicate ghosts and bugs from your system to unravel testing mysteries. We'll explore the scary things that can go wrong in the automated world. So, get ready to be immersed in the thrilling stories of test automation as, together with our guests, we unlock the mysteries, conquer the ghosts, and ultimately find success in the automated realm. Listen up to this spine-tingling episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast episodes.
05/11/2023 • 34 minutes 39 seconds
Unifying Manual and Automated Testing Efforts with Javier Alejandro
Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! Today, we explore the synergy between manual and automation testing with expert Javier CEO of Crowdar, and Founder of Lippia.io. We discuss understanding manual processes before automating and ensuring both testing methods align for consistent functionality. Javier also introduces an open-source framework for Gherkin tests on APIs, emphasizing Gherkin's role in behavior-driven development (BDD). We touch on the importance of syncing manual and automated changes and dive into Lippia, a platform-enhancing test management system. Javier shares the benefits of integrating both manual and automation testing on one platform, using a Cucumber implementation for unified efforts. Javier highlights the broader role of Gherkin, involving not just testers but also product owners and developers. Tune in for insights on harmonizing y
29/10/2023 • 32 minutes 32 seconds
From Shy Introvert to Influential Tester with Raj Subrameyer
In today's episode, we have a very special guest, Raj Subrameyer, a senior QA manager, TEDx speaker, and author. Raj will share invaluable insights on personal branding, building successful QA teams from scratch, and the power of automation in testing. With decades of experience in leadership roles and a passion for helping individuals excel in their careers, Raj's expertise will surely inspire and motivate you. So grab your favorite pair of headphones and get ready to dive into this episode full of practical strategies and actionable advice to take your automation game to the next level. Listen up!
22/10/2023 • 37 minutes 32 seconds
Building a Culture of Automation: Insights from Alex Chernyak
In today's episode, a special guest is joining us - Alex Chernyak, the CEO and founder of ZapTrust, a leading company revolutionizing software testing and RPA. Alex shares his expertise on the importance of automation in today's competitive landscape. He discusses the need for executives to implement automation across their organizations and highlights the role of developers in choosing the technologies and processes that best suit their needs. Throughout the episode, Alex emphasizes the power of automation and how it can be used to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance overall business outcomes. Also, discover the unique features and capabilities of ZapTest, a cutting-edge tool that allows for automation across different domains and platforms. But it's not just about the technology - Alex also stresses
15/10/2023 • 38 minutes 54 seconds
Speaker Pitches (Vote Now) Automation Guild 2024 with Joe Colantonio
In this Test Guild Automation Podcast episode, we’re pulling back the curtains to unveil a community-driven spectacle, setting the stage for the 8th Annual Online Automation Guild event, slated for February 5-9, 2024. We embark on a yearly journey with our Guild members to carve out a space where automation in testing technology, innovation, and community spirit converge. We listen intently, gathering insights and struggles, to tailor an experience that’s not just an event but a gathering of learning, growth, and connection. This episode is a call to all Guild members! We’ve sifted through the guild survey results for topics that you want at the next event, and now it's time to vote! With over 100 Speaker Pitch videos submitted, each echoing the pulse of our community’s nee
08/10/2023 • 19 minutes 45 seconds
Journey Unleashing the Power of Robot Framework with Elisabeth Hendrickson
In today's episode, I have the pleasure of sharing a presentation from Elisabeth Hendrickson, a renowned speaker, expert in test automation and development, and the author of the top-rated book Explore It!: Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing. I've been trying to get Elisabeth on the show since 2014 without any luck, BUT I hosted an online event, RoboCon, a few years ago where Elisabeth was the keynote speaker and thought now is my chance to at least create an episode featuring her by reusing her session here. Elisabeth's keynote speech titled "Robot Framework Through the Lens of History" will take you on a fascinating journey through the evolution of test automation, highlighting some lesser-known stories and influential figures along the way. As she delved into her archives, she discovered lon
01/10/2023 • 47 minutes 37 seconds
Confidently Deliver Quality Software with Joel Montvelisky
In today's episode, titled "Confidently Delivering Quality Software," our host, Joe Colantonio, is joined by Joel Montvelisky, the co-founder and chief solution architect of PractiTest. Joel brings a wealth of experience in the field of Quality Assurance, having worked in various roles and countries since 1997. In this riveting discussion, Joel emphasizes the importance of the need to trace back to user stories and requirements when making automation and test case decisions. He proposes a more intelligent approach to testing coverage and the development of a centralized and organized execution and reporting engine to address the challenge of consolidating information from multiple testing tools. Joel also dives into the evolving role of testers, emphasizing the need for technical skills such as understanding CI systems and monitoring tools. He discusses the power of testing in production and the potential fo
24/09/2023 • 36 minutes 38 seconds
Deep Dive with AutomationSTAR's Leading Voices with Chris Loder, Janna Loeffler, Gáspár Nagy and Seb Rose
Welcome to another exciting episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In today's episode, "Automation Pioneers Deep Dive with Automation Stars," we have a fantastic lineup of guests, including Chris Loder, Janna Loeffler, Gáspár Nagy, and Seb Rose. These automation experts bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in automation. But before we dive in, we have some exciting news to share. The Automationstar Conference is happening in Berlin, Germany, from November 20 to 21, and our guests will be speaking there. This event is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about automation testing. As a special bonus for Test Guild listeners, you can get an extra 10% off tickets using the code "TestGuild10". In this episode, we'll explore the topics our guests will discuss at the conference, including test automation strategies, streamlining CI/CD pipelines, and leadership in automation.
17/09/2023 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
Mission-Critical Test Automation using Cycle Labs with Josh Owen and Andy Knight
Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In this episode, we dive into the world of mission-critical test automation with industry experts Josh Owen and Andrew Knight from Cycle Labs. With their extensive experience in enterprise solution deployment and test automation for supply chains, Josh and Andy share their insights and strategies for tackling the complex challenges faced by businesses today. From the importance of validating software behavior and functionality to the need for efficient end-to-end testing processes, our guests shed light on the evolving landscape of enterprise testing. They introduce us to Cyclescript, a language that combines the simplicity of cucumber with pre-defined steps, making it easier for non-developers to write tests using plain language. Discover how this semi-coded solution bridges the gap between codeless and traditional test automation approaches. But that's not all -
10/09/2023 • 36 minutes 46 seconds
The Key to Mobile Testing (Hint: Analyze, Analyze, Analyze) with Simona Domazetoska
Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of mobile testing. In today's episode, we have a special guest, Simona Domazetoska from Tricentis, joining our host, Joe Colantonio, to discuss the future of mobile testing, AI, and accessibility. Simona brings over five years of experience in the software quality assurance industry, specializing in leveraging mobile and AI test automation technologies for IT modernization. Simona and Joe explore strategies for scaling mobile application testing in enterprise environments. Throughout the episode, they uncover various variables that can impact the performance of a mobile application, ranging from performance and UX-related issues to network and connectivity challenges. They delve into the complexity of testing mobile applications, considering different industries and specific KPIs or met
03/09/2023 • 29 minutes 24 seconds
Learning Journeys for Testers with Mark Winteringham and Richard Bradshaw
Welcome back to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In today's episode, “Learning Journeys for Testers,” two incredible guests are joining us: Richard Bradshaw, the friendly tester, and Mark Winteringham, the OpsBoss of Testing. Together with our host, Joe Colantonio, they will be discussing an exciting development in the testing space: learning journeys for testers. Discover how learning journeys are curated, narrated, on-demand experiences that combine new and existing content, helping you learn automation at your own pace and practically apply your knowledge. During the episode, our guests will delve into building these unique learning journeys. They'll discuss how they're currently working on a test app to accompany the journey, building it in every programming language imaginable. They'll also touch on the importance of maintaining automated checks, updating libraries, and the valuable role played by the community in contributing tools and approache
27/08/2023 • 34 minutes 21 seconds
Secure Automation Testing at Scale Leveraging SBOX with Michael Palotas and Lee Walsh
Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In this episode, host Joe Colantonio is joined by automation experts Lee Walsh and Michael Palotas to discuss the fascinating world of secure automation testing at scale, leveraging the power of Sbox. Michael, the Head of Product at Element 34, brings his wealth of experience from companies like eBay and Intel, while Lee, the Director of Customer Success at Element 34, adds his expertise from his time at BrowserStack.Throughout the conversation, the guests explore the importance of security and compliance in automation testing, the benefits and challenges of using different test tools like Selenium and Playwright, and the considerations enterprises must consider when choosing an automation solution. They also dive into the features and advantages of Sbox, Element 34's flagship product, including its ability to run tests within the customer's firewall, ensuring data privacy. Join us as we uncover the secrets
21/08/2023 • 32 minutes 58 seconds
Creating Process to Enable Quality Automation with Ben Oconis
Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In this episode titled "Ben Creating Processes to Enable Quality Automation," our host Joe Colantonio sits down with Ben Oconis, the head of QA at Storyblocks. Join us as Ben reflects on his journey in developing tools for observability and shares valuable insights into promoting quality throughout the organization. Ben sheds light on his challenges, from experiencing both an excess and a lack of tools at different times to prioritizing data and observability to understand and address issues. Throughout the episode, Ben emphasizes the importance of proactive monitoring, retroactive analysis, and having conversations with customers to understand their behavior and make necessary adjustments. He shares how his direct relationship with the research team ensures that implemented features are based on customer wants and needs. Additionally, Ben delves into the significa
13/08/2023 • 28 minutes 1 second
Tackling the First Mile in Test Automation with Jonathon Wright
Welcome back to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In today's episode, we have a fascinating conversation with our special guest, Jonathon Wright. Jonathon is a renowned test automation expert and the Chief Technology Evangelist at Keysight Technologies. In this episode, Jonathon dives deep into the world of test automation, tackling the challenges of getting started with test automation and scaling. Jonathan emphasizes the importance of moving beyond just having test scripts and instead focusing on business-oriented metrics and software quality assurance. He discusses the shift towards a build-versus-buy approach and the need for software vendors to demonstrate maturity and quality engineering. Jonathon also introduces the concept of "Assurity" as a model for software assurance, with quality being the top priority. Throughout the episode, Jonathon touches on various topics, such as leveraging automation to overcome manual testing challenges, the advanc
06/08/2023 • 42 minutes 30 seconds
Automation Score Card Quiz (What's Your Score?) with Joe Colantonio
In this episode, discover how to unlock test automation success focusing on six areas every automation engineer needs to master. Listen in as we explore six critical areas of test automation to learn a unique scorecard method to evaluate and improve your tests. What's your score? You can find out now at https://testguild.com/score. You can also apply these concepts to your automation test regardless of what tools you are using. Whether you're a novice just dipping your toes into the world of automation testing or an experienced tester looking to level up, this episode is invaluable. Listen in to take advantage of this opportunity to streamline your testing process and elevate your software quality. Also, if you haven't already 📚 get my News Automation Awesomeness Book Now: https://testguild.com/automationbook/</s
30/07/2023 • 15 minutes 41 seconds
E2E Innovation at Scale: Unleashing The TestGrid AI Testing Platform with Harry Rao
On this episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast, host Joe Colantonio sits down with Harry Rao, the innovative Founder, and CEO of TestGrid, a company redefining the future of software testing. TestGrid, a unique, end-to-end platform, offers an array of testing services, including mobile app, cross-browser, performance, and API testing, all streamlined under one roof. Their groundbreaking approach centers on codeless automation capabilities, saving time, reducing costs, and enhancing efficiency. Throughout the podcast, Harry highlights the transformative role of AI in the testing landscape. Notably, TestGrid's AI system expedites the process of writing test cases, potentially trimming the timeline from hours to mere minutes or seconds. By training AI to integrate user-written test cases and generate script lists, TestGrid showcases its advanced capabilities, underlining the system's self-healing feature, w
23/07/2023 • 30 minutes 38 seconds
AI-Assisted Testing Platforms with Todd McNeal
In this episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast, host Joe Colantonio and guest Todd McNeal co-founder of Reflect, an AI-assisted test automation platform. Delve into the revolutionary features of Reflect, an all-encompassing automation tool. They discuss how Reflect, utilizing AI, enhances onboarding processes and resolves selector issues in automation. The conversation covers the tool's capabilities, including adding assertions, enabling independent actions, and validating input steps. They also discuss the importance of visual validation and the integration of chatbot, GPT, and AI technologies for creating resilient tests. The episode underscores Reflect's unique offering of pairing API calls with UI calls, simplifying automation processes, and facilitating quick, maintainable test creation. To see a real-world example of generative ai in action, register for our webinar on July 25 on Building Automate
16/07/2023 • 30 minutes 29 seconds
Mastering Machine Learning in Automation Testing with Toni Ramchandani
Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of machine learning and its intersection with automation testing. In this episode, Toni Ramchandani, a self-described technocrat with over 13 years of experience, shares insights from recent articles covering current technological trends like AI, ML, Blockchain, Databricks, Azure, and IoT. Discover the importance of understanding the terms and concepts of machine learning, the need to stay updated with new AI tools and technologies, and the importance of testing AI and ensuring its reliability before implementation. Listen to this thought-provoking episode as we explore the fascinating world of machine learning and its impact on automation testing. Don't miss out on valuable insights and practical advice from an experienced engineer in the industry.
09/07/2023 • 37 minutes 1 second
Training and Career Paths for Testers (Become and SDET) with Kuzzat Altay
With the Fourth of July week upon us in the United States, it would be fitting to showcase what represents the best of America. In this episode, we start with Kuzzat Altay's story of his arrival in the United States as a refugee in 2008, equipped with no knowledge of English and few contacts. He shares how he taught himself programming and automation testing, eventually founding a successful training company, Cydeo. We also explore the possibility of becoming an SDET without coding experience or a college degree. Discover how to set career goals to stay ahead and get inspired by a genuinely American story. Listen now. Kuzzat will join us at the TestGuild for a complimentary special training webinar on July 13th, which will cover 'How to Become a Java SDET, with ZERO Coding Experience or a College Degree.' Don't miss out – register now: https
02/07/2023 • 42 minutes 42 seconds
AI-Powered Tools in Software Testing: A Deep-Dive using Katalon with Mush Honda
On this episode of TestGuild Automation Podcast, host Joe Colantonio talks with Mush Honda, the Chief Quality Architect at Katalon, about AI-powered tools in software testing. They discuss Katalon, an AI-augmented test automation platform, and how AI can optimize and enhance the humanistic process of software delivery without replacing human testers. The episode covers Katalon's Studios features like Self-Healing, Test Failure Analysis, Autonomous Script Generation, and more, all of which use ML models to generate automation code based on typed scenarios, making test scripts more streamlined and readable. Mush also highlights the benefits of autonomous test generation, enabling developers to focus on new feature development while AI takes care of regression testing. The episode ends with a call to embrace change and use AI to streamline work, not replace testers. For more info on Katalon, check out their fre
25/06/2023 • 38 minutes 1 second
Taking Automation to The Next Level Using Nightwatch with David Burns
18/06/2023 • 27 minutes 27 seconds
Selenium Love Letter and Book with Joe Colantonio
In this episode, folks like Simon Stewart, Corina Pip, Paul Grossman, Igor Dorovskikh, Noemi Ferrera, Srinivasan Sekar, Sai Krishna, Emily Kjos, Andy Knight, Titus Fortner, Robin Gupta, Benjamin Bischoff, Manoj Kumar Kumar and more share what Selenium means to them. Also, get some insights into my new book Automation Awesomeness: 260 actionable affirmations to Improve your QA and automation testing skills and why you need to get yourself and your team some copies now: https://testguild.com/getbook
11/06/2023 • 25 minutes 4 seconds
Self-healing Execution Cloud: Preventing Failures and Saving Time with Adam Carmi
If you'd like to accelerate your test execution & maintenance speed — and massively reduce flakiness, I've got some excellent news for you. On this episode of TestGuild Automation Podcast, Adam Carmi Co-founder and CTO at Applitools, joins us to discuss new automation testing self-healing technology that is a giant leap forward in test infrastructure innovation. Adam goes over how this new cloud-based testing platform replaces legacy testing grids — easily augmenting open-source test frameworks with AI capabilities (like self-healing locators). Discover how you and your teams can intelligently heal broken tests as they run — drastically reducing flakiness and execution time. Lastly, the episode touches on the rise of AI in the testing industry and how testers and people in the testing community have a bright future. Tune in for a plethora of insights and tips on test automation.
04/06/2023 • 38 minutes 22 seconds
BDD in Action with John Smart
Want to know how to deliver software that does what it’s supposed to do? In this episode, John Ferguson Smart, author of the book BDD in Action, shares how to use Behavior-Driven Development to guide your software projects to success with collaboration, communication techniques, and concrete requirements you can turn into automated tests. Discover how BDD positively affects teamwork, dynamics, and stakeholder collaboration to help teams discover and analyze needs, uncover assumptions, reduce risks, make acceptance, integration, and unit testing more effective, automate reporting and living documentation to improve transparency, and much more. Listen up!
29/05/2023 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
Less waiting, More Testing with Geetha Achutuni
On this episode of TestGuild Automation Podcast, guest speaker Geetha Achutuni joins host Joe Colantonio to share her ten tips on reducing test execution times. Among the tips she discusses are smart weights for consistency across applications, the advantages of using APIs instead of UI interactions, and the importance of proper data structures for code optimization. Githa also emphasizes the need for teams to check their code for validity periodically and to avoid creating new browser sessions or launching new browsers for every scenario. Discover how to achieve more testing with less waiting - listen up.
21/05/2023 • 26 minutes 5 seconds
Evolution Of Testing to AI and TestOps with Nikita Fedorov
On this episode of TestGuild Automation Podcast, host Joe Colantonio sits down with Nikita Fedorov, founder of Qase.io, to discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of software testing and the increasing use of AI. They cover topics such as the evolution of testing, using generative AI for automation test case creation, the emergence of TestOps, and the importance of human feedback for successful AI usage. They also explore the benefits of cloud solutions over self-hosted ones and touch on Case's platform, which offers manual and automated testing with integrations and analytics. Tune in to hear more actionable end-to-end automation advice on orchestrating QA activities with speed, efficiency, and customization!
13/05/2023 • 30 minutes 55 seconds
Revolutionizing Test Automation: AI-Powered Innovations with Guljeet Nagpaul
Welcome back, Guljeet Nagpaul, to the Guild! In this exciting podcast episode, we dive into test automation, exploring the differences between tools and platforms and discussing the groundbreaking advances in AI like ChatGPT. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of AI-powered codeless test automation on the cloud and delve into how AI transforms ERP software testing for giants like SAP and Oracle. According to the latest Forrester report, find out what's new at ACCELQ, a company that's not just playing catch-up but leading the charge as one of the top testing platforms available. Don't miss this engaging and insightful conversation with Guljeet Nagpaul!
07/05/2023 • 28 minutes 27 seconds
How to Create Automation Magic with Benjamin Bischoff
Welcome to today's episode, where we dive deep into the world of automation magic with our special guest, Benjamin Bischoff. Benjamin is an expert in creating automated software testing and the author of the soon-to-be-released book “Writing API Tests with Karate." In this interview, we'll explore the capabilities of the Karate framework, code smells, and how to simplify your test runs. Stay tuned for insights into the nine magic principles in software and much more!
01/05/2023 • 24 minutes 22 seconds
Welcome To The Test Automation Illusion with Paul Grizzaffi
Are your automation goals an illusion? In this episode with Paul Grizzaffi, a prominent software testing and automation figure, we delved into the intriguing concept of the "Test Automation Illusion," using Styx's classic album "The Grand Illusion" as a thematic backdrop. Grizzaffi shared his insights on the misconceptions surrounding automation in testing, the potential pitfalls of blindly following big-name companies' strategies and the importance of striking a balance between automation and human expertise. We also explored the critical aspects of weighing the costs and benefits when adopting new automation tools and understanding the actual value of automation when placed in the hands of experienced professionals. This engaging conversation sheds light on the realities of test automation and offers valuable guidance for those looking to navigate the ever-evolving world of software testing. I also pit ChatGPT's knowledge of Styx songs and testing against Paul's - who wins? Listen
16/04/2023 • 30 minutes 54 seconds
Top 5 Free Apps For Testers with Sanjay Kumar
Do you want to know five free tools to make you more productive as a test automation engineer? In this episode, we have an insightful conversation with Sanjay Kumar, the inventor, and creator of SelectorsHub, Testing Daily, TestCase Studio, TestCaseHub, and AutoTestData. Sanjay is on a mission to make life easier for testers and developers. What's truly remarkable is that he's not working for any company but dedicating his full-time efforts to the testing community. In this episode, we dive deep into the latest updates from SelectorsHub, explore the new free tool AutoTestData, discuss the concept behind Testing Daily, and get a sneak peek into Sanjay's backlog of upcoming projects. So, buckle up and join us on this exciting journey to learn more about Sanjay's contributions to the test automation community and how you can benefit from his innovative tools and ideas.
09/04/2023 • 33 minutes 29 seconds
Node.js Desktop Automation Testing Framework with Simon Hofmann
02/04/2023 • 24 minutes 37 seconds
Web3 Test Automation with Joshua Gorospe
Welcome to the Software Testing Guild podcast, where we bring together the brightest minds in the testing world to share their insights and experiences. In today's episode, we're thrilled to have Joshua Gorospe joining us for an in-depth discussion on Web3 Testing. Joshua is a seasoned tester with over 18 years of experience. Driven by his passion for Testing and an insatiable curiosity for research, Joshua has delved into many testing-related topics. Currently, he is a QA Tech Lead at a security company. In this episode, we'll explore Joshua's current interests, including blockchain, Web3 technologies, security testing strategies, machine learning, solidity, Robot Framework Solidity Testing Toolkit, smart contract testing and more. Listen up! This episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast is sponsored by the Test Guild. Test Guild offers amazing partnership plans that cater to your brand awareness, lead generation, and thought leadership goals. Get your products and
26/03/2023 • 27 minutes 12 seconds
AI Augmented Testing with Avinash Tiwari
Today I wanted to share a popular webinar we recently had with Avinash Tiwari on AI Augmented Testing for Digital Apps. If you don't know, Avanash is a renowned thought leader, sought-after keynote speaker, and co-founder of pCloudy.com. He has 20+ years of experience in Product development and Testing. He brings a passion for emerging technology and quick adoption, which have solidified his reputation as a leader in the mobile app testing field. With an ever-increasing need for high-quality releases and feature-rich digital apps, the demand for a faster development life cycle has become a non-negotiable. Today the world is racing against time to get the best out of their apps, which has become the critical differentiator in the competitive app market. Of late, Artificial Intelligence-based Augmented Testing has taken center stage to show us ways to enhance and accelerate our efforts. While implementing various testing methodologies like DevOps, Continuous Integration,
13/03/2023 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
Testing in Production with Eran Kinsbruner
If you’ve been in the testing/automation space for a bit, you might wonder what happened to Eran Kinsbrunner. In this episode, we catch up with Eran to talk about his new gig and some new cool software that can help you test live applications in production. I originally had him on my Performance and SRE podcast, but I felt you should also hear it here. So, if you want to become a better tester by understanding the behavior of your live applications, you don’t want to miss this episode. Discover why the traditional approach of adding more logs and re-deploying the app is costly, time-consuming, and can impact business and SLAs and your software development and testing efforts. Listen up!
05/03/2023 • 35 minutes 14 seconds
Selenium Insight from All-Star SeleniumConf Speakers!
In this episode, you'll hear from five SeleniumConf Chicago 2023 speakers and/or project core committers about their upcoming talks, the reasons for their participation, and the benefits attendees can expect to gain from the conference. Additionally, our guests shed light on the Webdriver ecosystem - open-source projects that complement and add features and functionality to the browser automation capabilities that Selenium provides. They discuss the inaccuracies and misleading comparisons that pit Selenium against tools such as Cypress and Playwright. They also explain how using Selenium with Webdriver frameworks can help achieve parity with these tools while using real browsers. Join us as we hear from Corina Pip, QA Lead at Deloitte Digital; David Burns, Head of Open Source Program Office at BrowserStack; Noemi Ferrara, Software Dev Engineer II-TEST at Amazon Spain; Simon Stewart, Selenium Project Core Contributor and creator of WebDriver, and Marcus Merrell Vice President
26/02/2023 • 35 minutes 31 seconds
Advanced Test Automation with Anthony Venditti
Welcome to the Test Automation podcast! In this episode, we have Tony Venditti, the Test Automation Manager from Advantasure, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield. This is a replay from Tony's highly rated automation Guild session he gave this year, where he shared a wealth of knowledge and experience in Test Automation. Using Jenkins as a Test Automation Hub, he will discuss his background, test automation tools, approach, applications, and test types. He also shares his company's Test Automation Team Structure and Organization. We will also discuss the future of test automation, including new, emerging technologies such as cloud-based and containerized solutions, and how artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly integrated with test automation tools. Tune in and learn more about test automation and the tools available to help you do the job! Join us as we dive into Test Automation and explore the available tools and approaches. If you want to hear more and hear the live Q
20/02/2023 • 41 minutes 21 seconds
QA Agents of Change with Lisette Zounon
Want to know how to become a QA agent of change? In this episode. Lisette Zounon, a highly experienced quality engineering leader with over 18 years in the industry, shares her knowledge and experience implementing successful QA and testing practices at multiple companies. Discover Lisette's background, her experiences leading a diverse, distributed QA team, how to build a QA organization from the ground up, QA Automation Strategies, and some exciting new developments in the world of QA automation. Listen up!
12/02/2023 • 31 minutes 19 seconds
API Testing Kubernetes (Transparent Remoting Using OneTest) with Chris Haggan and Martin Lescuyer
Welcome to today's episode of the Testing in a Cloud-Native World podcast, where we tackle the biggest challenges faced by testers in a cloud and containerized environment. Have you ever encountered a situation where some of your container APIs are accessible but others are not? Testing in these complex environments can be a real pain, but don't worry, we have the solution. Today we have Chris Haggan, Head of Product Management for DevOps at HCL Software, and Martin Lescuyer, HCL OneTest Product Manager, joining us to share their expertise and discuss how Transparent Remoting Capabilities with HCL OneTest can overcome the testing challenges in a cloud-first world. Chris, with over 20 years of experience as a practitioner, tools evangelist, and product manager, and Martin, with a background in embedded and performance testing products, are the perfect duo to give you insights and guidance on how to succeed in testing in the cloud. So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the wor
06/02/2023 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
How to Develop Customer First Testing Teams with Phillip Talbot
Join us on the latest episode of the TestGuild Automation Podcast as we sit down with QA expert Phillip Talbot. He shares his wealth of experience building and managing customer-first testing teams, covering topics such as team composition, international collaboration, hiring and training, and staying current with new technologies. Take advantage of valuable insights and tips from a seasoned pro in the field. Tune in now!
29/01/2023 • 34 minutes 15 seconds
4 Reasons Enterprise Testing Fails with Autumn Ciliberto
Are you tired of enterprise testing failures? In this episode, Autumn Ciliberto, an Enterprise Account Director at Keysight Technologies, helps to uncover the top four reasons why testing often falls short in large organizations: unrealistic time expectations, business misalignment, infrastructure complexity, and lack of resources and expertise. Take advantage of this episode if you're ready to take your enterprise testing to the next level! You'll learn how to set realistic testing timelines and strategies to align your testing goals with your stakeholders, get buy-in from your management, and ensure that testing is an integral part of your business strategy. Tune in now and learn how to overcome these common obstacles and achieve testing success.
22/01/2023 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
Modern Test Management Systems with Izhar Livny
One of my top trends for 2023 is the rise of unified test management platforms. In this episode, Izhar Livny, VP of Global SaaS Sales at TestGear.io, shares why in modern software development, it’s critical to have a unifying platform to help manage the entire automation lifecycle. Discover how to unite manual and automated testing in a single interface, reporting, how to keep up with faster product releases, and much more.
15/01/2023 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
Level Up Your Test Automation in 2023
Are you ready to level up your automation skills, connect with top industry experts, and recession-proof yourself in any economy? Then mark your calendars for the upcoming Automation Guild online conference! We've got a fantastic lineup of sessions and diverse speakers from all over the world for you, voted on by the guild for what they wanted at this year's conference. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in automation, there's something for everyone at this can't-miss event. And in this episode, I’m going to give you a sneak peek at many of the sessions you will get access to when you register for our 7th annual automation extravaganza. Also, when you join, you get access to our private slack channel of over 2600 hundred of some of the most helpful testing experts. So, you have a community to support you now, during, and long after the event is over. Don't wait to register! Trust us; you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow, and connect w
09/01/2023 • 25 minutes 3 seconds
Automation Trends to Watch in 2023 with Joe Colantonio
Don't let your testing efforts fall behind — it’s time to prepare for the New Year. In this episode, I’ll share my insights about upcoming test automation trends from my popular Test Guild podcast interviews and my yearly Automation Guild survey. Discover the skills, best practices, and frameworks you need to know to stay employable in this ever-changing dev/test world in 2023. Don’t miss it! What To Do With These Trends So, one of the burning questions I’m getting asked based on subjects like this is, “Will AI replace me?” Or will the current recession scare that’s looming on the horizon jeopardize my job? Look, no one can truly predict how things will turn out because that’s beyond our control. But in my 25+ years of field experience and humble opinion… What you CAN do is make sure you’re always armed & ready with the latest info on current tech. What you CAN do is stay up-to-date w
01/01/2023 • 34 minutes 18 seconds
Boozang from the Trenches with Gianni Pucciani
Want to hear a real-life example of implementing an automation testing tool against an enterprise project? In this session, Gianni Pucciani, author of the new book Boozang from the Trenches, shares his to learn test automation with Boozang in an enterprise environment. Discover why Gianni wrote this book, learn the basic features of Boozang, and learn how to implement end-to-end automated scenarios, mixing GUI and API actions. Also, hear how this book is filled with examples beyond the Boozang tool and how it covers the setup of a test automation project in a real context with practical solutions.
25/12/2022 • 26 minutes 45 seconds
What Most People Get Wrong About Simulation with Chris Colosimo
Today, we're diving into the world of API simulation, a powerful tool that allows developers and testers to mimic the behavior of an API in a test or development environment. Chris Colosimo, a service virtualization and API testing subject matter expert, joins us to share his vision for API simulation. Discover what most people get wrong about simulation, how it helps your testing efforts, advice, trends in this space for 2023, and much more. Listen up!
18/12/2022 • 29 minutes 39 seconds
Model-based Testing vs. Recording—Which is best? Matthias Rapp & Shawn Jaques
Are model-based testing and record and configure-based testing mutually exclusive, or can they be used together to provide a comprehensive testing approach? In today's episode, Matthias Rapp, a test automation and Tricentis veteran, and Shawn Jaques, the Director of Product Marketing at Tricentis, discuss model-based testing and record and configure-based testing. We explore the differences between these two testing methods and when to use one over the other. We also discuss how they can work together and how AI and data-driven testing fit into these paradigms. Tune in to learn more about these testing techniques and how they can help ensure the quality and reliability of your systems. Check out Model-based testing in the cloud yourself: https://www.tricentis.com/products/tricentis-test-automation
11/12/2022 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
WebDriverIo v8 Must Know Features with Christian Bromann
Want to know all about the latest release of WebDriverIO? In this episode, Christian Bromann, a full-stack engineer passionate about Open Source and Open Standards, shares everything you need to know about the latest version, 8.0. Discover the new version's primary goal and what enabled them to continue dependency updates and avoid security issues. Hear all about their newly implemented Action API interface and the streamlined way WebdriverIO deals with global objects using the test runner. Listen up!
04/12/2022 • 27 minutes 37 seconds
Speeding Up Automation Analysis with Ruslan Akhmetzianov and Natalia Polyakova
How do you handle how to debug a bunch of automated testing failures? Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out why some tests failed. In this episode, Ruslan Akhmetzianov, DevRel Lead, and Natalia, a quality engineer at Qameta Software, share ways that you can speed up your automation analysis. Discover how to handle flaky tests, what tools and approaches help speed up automation, and much more. Check out more ways to help your automation testing management efforts with Allure TestOps: shorturl.at/cdhLP
27/11/2022 • 33 minutes 36 seconds
Next Generation Functional Visual Test Automation with Tobias Müller
With DevOps, more releases than ever are being generated, leading to many unexpected customer-side problems. What do you do? In this episode, Tobias Müller CTOs at Progile and lifelong tester, shares his experience with automation, especially in regulated environments. Discover what problems regulated customers face because of DevOps, how to handle typical challenges in regulated markets and how next-generation functional visual test automation can help.
20/11/2022 • 26 minutes 6 seconds
Confession of an AI Testing Skeptic with Chris Trimper
Are you an AI-in-testing skeptic? Or maybe you are a believer. In this episode, Chris Trimper, an Enterprise QA Automation Architect at Independent Health, shares his team's journey to adopting AI practices and technologies in testing. Discover what he learned investigating AI technology to help with test case authoring, automating, and how AI could aid his team of testers. Listen up to see if finding a peaceful coexistence of AI and software testing is possible.
07/11/2022 • 32 minutes 25 seconds
Playwright Performance Testing with Katarzyna Kmiotek
Did you know you could re-use your Playwright functional testing for performance testing? In this episode, Katarzyna ("Kat") Kmiotek, a Quality Engineer at Zoopla, shares her experience integrating Playwright tests with Artillery. Discover what Artillery is, how to integrate it with Playwright, and things to watch out for when creating performance tests. Also, don't forget to sign up to receive the Automation Guild 2023 early-bird discount: https://guildconferences.com/ag-2023/
30/10/2022 • 24 minutes 24 seconds
Low-Code vs. No-Code: Which is better for Automation with Larry Goddard
Low-code/no-code test automation solutions are on the rise. But should you use them? In this episode, Larry Goddard, an Automation Architect and creator of klassi-js, and I, along with Jehan Coetzee from Inspired Testing, chat about the pros and cons of this approach. What is no code? Is it different than low code, and in what way? Does it change the role of automation engineers? Where do you start? Learn some strategies and tips for success. Also, don't forget to vote for the Automation Guild sessions you’d like to see at the 2023 event. Vote now (testguild.com/vote)!
23/10/2022 • 43 minutes 41 seconds
Halloween Special 2022 with Paul Grossman
Automation, losing a job, and Halloween can all be scary. In this episode, the Dark Arts Wizard Paul Grossman joins us for our annual Halloween special to share all kinds of ghoulish testing knowledge. Discover tips on how to handle being laid off, quick automation testing wins, why no-code is not the boogie man, deciding between open source and vendor tools, and much more automation tricks and treats!
16/10/2022 • 24 minutes 24 seconds
Future of QA Chat with Industry Experts with Joe Colantonio
Last week I had the honor of hosting a roundtable at StarWest for Karate Labs. This technology-agnostic session covered everything from how to make automation more reliable, testing culture, API testing, troubleshooting failures, and much more. It was well attended and had great audience participation. So in this episode, I will share what we talked about for the Future of QA with testing experts Sneha Viswalingam, Prashant Patil, Eric Driggs, and Anthony Staffier. Listen up!
09/10/2022 • 57 minutes 53 seconds
Security Test Methodology for Testers with Mike Spanbauer
I think testers should be involved in security testing. So in this episode I will share a session that Mike Spanbauer, Customer Architecture & Field CTO, Security at Juniper Networks, gave at the last Secure Guild online conference on Developing a Security Test Methodology. Discover the four pieces that make up his approach and some essential tips for implementing your own. Do you want to hear more about security testing? OR would you rather have a separate podcast dedicated to security? Let me know at [email protected].
03/10/2022 • 36 minutes 45 seconds
Testing for Good with Nikolay Advolodkin
Want to learn more about automation testing and contribute to a good cause simultaneously? In this episode, Nikolay Advolodkin, founder of UltimateQA and a Sr Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, shares all about his event Testing For Good. Discover what’s new in open-source automation, trends based on data from Sauce labs, what is the Testing For Good event, and much more.
25/09/2022 • 27 minutes 48 seconds
Accelerating Large Scale Digital Transformation with Dilhan Manawadu
You can learn a lot from other companies that have successfully undergone a digital transformation. In this episode, Dilhan Manawadu, Ph.D., Director of Software Quality Engineering & Development Platform, shares real-world tips from his experience at Sysco. Discover how to accelerate your large-scale digital transformation with automated test data, environment management, and more!
18/09/2022 • 36 minutes 9 seconds
Call for Speakers and Guild Courses
Want to share your test automation expertise with the world, or are you looking for some free testing mini-courses? In this episode, Joe Colantonio, founder of the Test Guild, shares how to apply to be a speaker at the 2023 automation guild (http://guildspeaker.com/). Also, get a sneak peek into some free mini-course available on the TestGuild platform, like Selenium 4 with Simon Stewart, AI + Automation with Shannon Lee, Accessibility Testing: Using Cypress w/Pragati Sharma, Performance Exploration For Testers w/MarkTomlinson, qTest demo and more.
11/09/2022 • 26 minutes 38 seconds
What Automation Technology to Use with Sneha Viswalingam and Carlos Kidman
Are you having difficulty deciding what test automation technology to use for you and your team? In this episode, Sneha Viswalingam and Carlos Kidman share their approach to selecting tools. Discover how important it is to have a strategy before choosing a framework for your team, build vs. buy, how to evaluate an automation framework, python, and more!
04/09/2022 • 39 minutes 55 seconds
Timeless Technique for Test Automation with Marcus Thomas
Is there still value in keyword-driven approaches to automation? In this episode, Marcus Thomas, founder of Quart Consulting, shares his experience helping hundreds of folks with their automation testing frameworks. Discover why we loved WinRunner, how to leverage time-tested techniques for automation, why a developer-heavy approach to automation is not always the best way, and how to use eFAST to create and execute automated tests quickly.
28/08/2022 • 32 minutes 1 second
Managing Test Environments like a Navy Seal with Josh Thurman
Are shared environments holding your testing team back? In this episode, Josh Thurman, co-founder of Uffizzi and former Navy Seal, will share an open-source solution to solve your test and dev environment issues. Discover how on-demand environments are a game changer for testing efficiency, how to get started, tips and techniques, and more. Also, be sure to register for our upcoming webinar with Josh to see all this in action: https://testguild.com/webinar-uffizzi-ondemand-environments-playwright/
21/08/2022 • 27 minutes 28 seconds
The Value of Using Native Test Frameworks with Jaswanth Manigundan
Mobile app testing has many similarities to the web, but some aspects are different. In this episode, Jaswanth Manigundan, a Lead QA Automation Engineer shares his personal experience with mobile app testing and why he prefers native frameworks. Discover the most popular mobile native automation frameworks and the pros and cons of specific frameworks, as well as how you can get started with your mobile app testing journey.
15/08/2022 • 28 minutes 43 seconds
SmartDriver Let AI Do the Heavy Lifting with Chris Navrides
Want to quickly see a free way to add AI to your Selenium, Cypress, or WebDriver.io automation tests? In this episode, Chris Navride, founder of Dev-Tools.AI, shares how to write tests with visual AI using their open-source library that extends existing test frameworks. Discover how to integrate with your framework, find elements without digging through the page source, teach the bot, and much more.
07/08/2022 • 31 minutes 15 seconds
Email and SMS Workflow Testing with Jack Lawrence and Brooks Nelson
Do you have an automation test that requires you to test the sending emails and create user accounts workflows? How about testing SMS? In this episode, Jack Lawrence, a cofounder of Mailinator, and Brooks Nelson, the head of Mailinator's Business Development, will share how to test your email delivery systems without risking sending them to a real-life audience. Discover how to use the Mailinator API to send emails and to send and receive SMS to test code at the development and QA Testing stages, using frameworks like Selenium, Cypress, Playwright, Puppeteer, and more.
31/07/2022 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
Test Before Merge. Not After with Sorin Dumitrescu and Shani Shoham
Want to know how to solve the problem of “but it works on my machine”? In this episode, Sorin Dumitrescu and Shani Shoham share how to create full-stack production-like replicas on any cloud. Discover how to reduce the complexity of managing environments and enable your developers and testers to get back to building great products rather than worrying about flaky environments.
24/07/2022 • 35 minutes 50 seconds
The Allure of TestOps with Ruslan Akhmetzianov and Andrey Ryoo
Want to know how to level up your product quality control and boost your QA and development? In this episode, Ruslan Akhmetzianov, a DevRel lead at Qameta, and Andrey Ryoo, a DevOps expert at Qameta, share ways to succeed with TestOps. Discover what TestOps is, prerequisites for building TestOps, tools, and processes, buying vs. building a solution, and much more. Listen up!
17/07/2022 • 38 minutes 58 seconds
Behavior Driven API Testing with Ido Cohn
How awesome would it be to release your software fast and with confidence? In this episode, Ido Cohn, Co-Founder & CEO of Loadmill, shares how to easily create the tests required for continuous delivery by analyzing user behavior. Discover how to leverage production-based API tests to generate more real user flow tests, increase test coverage and reduce hours of testing cycles. Listen up!
10/07/2022 • 25 minutes 55 seconds
Fake Data in Testing with Chiara Colombi
Creating test data that looks, acts, and feels just like your production data is a challenge. In this episode, Chiara Colombi, a Manager at Tonic.ai, shares why your test is only as good as your data. Discover how to create the most realistic data possible that mimics what your users use in production. Listen now to find out the current state of issues with using production data or building test data in-house for testers.
03/07/2022 • 27 minutes 50 seconds
Data Science For Testers with Laveena Ramchandani
As testers, we’re always looking for ways to improve our process and increase effectiveness. One area you may not have explored yet is data science. In this episode Laveena Ramchandani, an experienced Testing Consultant, will be explain how to test data models. Discover how to create, test and analyze a model. Listen in to hear how data science can help you in many ways, from designing better test cases to identifying potential areas for improvement in your product.
26/06/2022 • 25 minutes 51 seconds
Smart Data Testing for Big Data with Bill Hayduk
Need to Automate and analyze your Data Validation & ETL Testing? In this episode, Bill Hayduk, the founder of RTTS, will share how to dramatically increase your data validation coverage. Discover the importance of having an intelligent data testing solution, leveraging analytics to optimize your critical data, and improving your data quality at speed.
19/06/2022 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Api Testing and Mock Servers with Pricilla Bilavendran
Do you need to Test APIs with third-party dependencies and not know how to start testing? Discover what Mock Servers are! Why you would use them, and real-world examples of how to take advantage of them. In this episode, Pricilla Bilavendran, an experienced Test Engineer, shares her experience with Mock Servers and other automation awesomeness.
12/06/2022 • 30 minutes 28 seconds
Mobile App Testing Powered by Robots with Eden Full Goh
Have you ever seen or used robot-powered mobile testing? Discover how Mobot’s mechanical robots automate app tests that are impossible via emulators, eliminate manual testing, get products out faster, and improve app quality. In this episode, Eden Full Goh, the Founder, and CEO of MoboT, shares how this automation technology is the missing link to your automation testing plan. Listen in to hear more about the future of mobile testing.
05/06/2022 • 34 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 400 Celebration with Special Guests
Welcome to the 400th TestGuild (formerly TestTalks) Automation podcast. You’re in for a special treat as we catch up with some of our most popular past speakers. Listen in to discover our guests’ latest actionable tips, tools, techniques, and best practices for automation in 2022. Thank you to all our listeners for helping make the podcast a perennial success with over 1.2 million downloads.
29/05/2022 • 51 minutes 15 seconds
Contract Testing with Lewis Prescott
Wondering how to get started with API Contract Testing? In this episode, Lewis Prescott, an experienced QA Lead specializing in API testing, will explain. Discover what contract testing is, why it’s needed, test tools, and other API testing awesomeness. Listen up!
22/05/2022 • 25 minutes 50 seconds
What is Quality Engineering with Dan Belcher
What's the difference between quality assurance and quality engineering? In this episode, Dan Belcher, a co-founder of mabl, shares how many organizations are adopting quality engineering in tandem with DevOps as their QA teams turn to automation and collaboration to streamline their quality strategy. Discover quality engineering, why it's needed, testing skills in demand, and much more.
15/05/2022 • 29 minutes 15 seconds
Maintaining your test automation with Trisha Chetani
Why is the maintenance of test automation so complex? In this episode, Trisha Chetani, a software tester, and automation enthusiast, shares insights to help you based on an upcoming article she is writing on this very topic. Listen up! Discover how to maintain the test automation code, common mistakes to avoid, etc.
08/05/2022 • 28 minutes 7 seconds
Every Experience Matters Report with Marcus Merrell
With modern software development there are more nuanced ways of interacting with our users. But they’re also a challenge for the developers and testers tasked with maintaining and testing the complex underlying code. In this episode Marcus Merrell Vice President of Technology Strategy at Sauce Labs shared why user experience matters. Discover effective ways to utilize automated to help test your users experience. Also, listen in to learn some key insights taken from Sauce Labs' latest Every Experience Matters Report.
01/05/2022 • 37 minutes 45 seconds
Transforming the Way You Test Your ERP w/Pankaj Goel
After spending his career helping thousands of clients migrate, implement, and test ERPs, Pankaj realized that existing automation tools weren’t good enough. In this episode Pankaj Goel, co-founder of Opkey, will share his story of creating a tool that’s robust enough to automate all ERP testing needs, yet simple enough for any business user to use. Discover how to approach ERP automation, along with some cutting edge techniques that will transform the way you approach automation testing.
24/04/2022 • 32 minutes 42 seconds
Virtualization in Test with Grigori Trofimov
As a tester, it can be frustrating when you have limited access to real data and live services in your test environment. In this episode, Grigori Trofimov, a Solution Architect at Parasoft, discusses service virtualization and how it can help you. Discover the primary benefit of using service virtualization during software testing, common uses for service virtualization, potential drawbacks and much more.
11/04/2022 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
The Three Test Automation Game Changers with Annalisa Camarillo and Amin Vidur
There are many ways a team's test automation project can fail. In this episode, Annalisa Camarillo, CMO for AVO, and Vidur Amin, the CEO of AVO, share the three test automation game-changers that can turn around any failing automation effort. Discover the three challenges, team readiness, choosing the right tools, selecting the best test approach, and how to overcome them. Listen up.
03/04/2022 • 36 minutes 37 seconds
Modern Integration Testing with Kevin Wittek
Want to know why modern integration testing is so important? Unit testing is OK, but without proper integration testing, especially if you work with external resources like databases and other services, you might not know how your application will behave once deployed to the actual production environment. In this episode, Kevin Wittek, a Software Engineer at AtomicJar and co-maintainer of test containers, shares why these often-overlooked testing areas are critical. Listen up to discover what test containers are, infrastructure as code, chaos engineering, and much more.
27/03/2022 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
Testsigma No code Open Source Test Automation with Rukmangada Kandyala
Are you looking for an open-source automation platform that all your team members can use? In this episode, Rukmangada Kandyala, Founder and CEO of Testsigma, will share why they open-sourced their solution, and how it addresses the needs of modern Dev/QA teams. Discover why current test automation practices are broken, minimize script creation and maintenance, and free up your teams to focus on value delivery instead of building and maintaining scripts and frameworks.
21/03/2022 • 29 minutes 12 seconds
The Complete Software Tester with Kristin Jackvony
Wouldn't it be cool to have a go-to guide covering all software testing areas? In this episode, Kristin Jackvony, the Principal Engineer for Quality at Paylocity, the creator of the blog "Think Like a Tester," shares all about her new book "The Complete Software Tester: Concepts, Skills, and Strategies for High-Quality Testing." The book covers diverse topics for those new to testing and experienced testers who want to fill in knowledge gaps. Listen in to discover tips around manual exploratory testing, API testing, security testing, getting started with test automation, performance testing, and more.
13/03/2022 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
Testing Cloud with Parasar Saha
Want to know why a Testing Cloud is a key to faster software delivery with higher quality? In this episode, Parasar Saha, CEO of Digy4, shares his vision for the most effective testing solution. Discover what is a testing cloud, the four pillars of a Testing Cloud, challenges implementing, and how this approach is a game-changer.
06/03/2022 • 28 minutes 5 seconds
Self-healing Selenium Test Using Healenium with Anna Chernysheva
Are you looking for an open-source solution to make your automated Selenium tests more stable? In this episode, Anna Chernysheva, a Customer Success Engineer at Testcontainers and the creator of multiple open-source test automation libraries, shares how the Helenium project improves the stability of Selenium-based test cases by automatically handling changes of updated web elements. Discover how Healenum works, the key benefits of using it, and how it brings efficiency into your test automation. Listen up to learn how to develop stable and intelligent Selenium testing with less effort.
27/02/2022 • 22 minutes 4 seconds
Grokking Continuous Delivery Book Review with Christie Wilson
Want a practical guide to implementing and using continuous delivery in your software projects? In this episode, Christie Wilson, a software engineer at Google and author of Grokking Continuous Delivery, shares insight from her soon-to-be-released book. Discover a complete overview of all the pieces of a CD pipeline automation testing best practices and learn how to fit them together for new and legacy codebases. Listen up
20/02/2022 • 33 minutes 12 seconds
An Holistic Approach to Automation Testing
Codeless test automation has rapidly become an integral enabler of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), providing testing at speed without jeopardizing the quality of the release. In this episode Payam Fard of Subject7 will discuss the benefits of a holistic and unified approach to testing. Discover how ti empower project stakeholders (testers, business users, SME’s, developers, SDETs, manual testers, and end-users) to upskill their knowledge and contribute more meaningfully to their organizations’ business growth and agility.
13/02/2022 • 29 minutes 17 seconds
Using AI in Mobile Automation Testing with Shannon Lee
AI and machine learning have been hot topics in the automation testing space for a few years now. But how, specifically, can AI help with Mobile Automation Testing? In this episode, Shannon Lee, a Developer Evangelist for Kobiton, will share her vision of how innovative technology applies to mobile test automation. Discover common issues encountered with crafting automation for mobile devices and ways to work around them using artificial intelligence. Listen up!
06/02/2022 • 29 minutes 40 seconds
The one thing to help your Automation Testing in 2022
Are you ready for the new year in test automation? Automating functional testing is critical for today's software development teams, but it's just a tiny piece of what you'll need for modern CI/CD DevOps practices. Join over 40 automation experts at the 6th Annual Automation Guild to get up to speed on the latest and greatest in end-to-end full-stack pipeline automation testing. Discover a tip, tool, best practice, technique, or mindset that will help accelerate your automation and career in 2022. Don't miss out! Only two weeks left to register for Automation Guild.
23/01/2022 • 20 minutes 14 seconds
On-demand environments for Automation Testing with Tommy McClung
Automation testing is complex. Adding to it the complexity of getting the suitable environments in place can hold you back from scaling your tests. In this episode, Tommy McClung, founder of Release and a building-scalable-infrastructure expert, will share how using on-demand environments for automation in development, staging, and production can accelerate your testing efforts. Discover why environments play a critical factor in Agile development, how it assists testers, automation, and much more. Listen up!
16/01/2022 • 35 minutes 32 seconds
SeleniumBase Recorder Mode with Michael Mintz
“Want to know an excellent way to generate selenium python tests automatically? In this episode, Michael Mintz, the creator of SeleniumBase, shares a new feature that does just that — Recorder Mode. Discover how it lets you record & export browser actions into test automation scripts. Also, find out when and, more importantly, when not to use it. Listen up!”
09/01/2022 • 31 minutes 32 seconds
Automation Testing Trends for 2022
Don't let your testing efforts fall behind — it’s time to prepare for the New Year. In this episode, I’ll share my insights about upcoming test automation trends gleaned from my popular Test Guild podcasts interviews, as well as my yearly Automation Guild survey. Discover the skills, best practices, and frameworks you need to know to stay employable in the ever-changing dev/test world in 2022. Don’t miss it! Register for Automation Guild 2022 to jump-start your career in the new year!
02/01/2022 • 39 minutes 53 seconds
Rise of Continuous Non-Functional Testing with Rick Broker
It's no secret that suboptimal web and mobile user experiences can negatively impact the bottom line. The problem is that many organizations' UX, accessibility, security, and performance testing occur separately from functional testing. Often, this type of testing is done until after the code is complete. Rick Broker, a Solutions Architect at Digital.ai, shares why this needs to change in this episode. Discover the value of engaging with all customers, even those with accessibility needs. The challenges of performing non-functional and functional testing separately. And how to add non-functional tests to your CI/CD pipelines, and much more.
26/12/2021 • 28 minutes 7 seconds
Quality Influencer with Parveen Khan
As a tester, one crucial skill that will make you and your team successful is influence. But how do you influence your whole team to be excited about quality? In this episode, Parveen Khan, a senior quality analyst consultant at Thoughtworks, will share some ways to become a quality influencer. Discover how to impact a new team, Agile and DevOps tips, the What, not How, of testing, and much more. Listen up!
19/12/2021 • 24 minutes 23 seconds
Planning, Design, and Development of Test Automation with Ramiro Millan
How does automation work on your team with developers and testers? In this episode, Ramiro Millan, a Director of Product Development for Test Studio, shares how collaboration works from his experience leveraging tools to help the process. Discover some of the gray areas of development that could leverage automation, tooling to help C#/.Net developers, and the planning, design, and development of automation tests.
12/12/2021 • 30 minutes 37 seconds
An Automation Journey with James Johnson and Nalin Parbhu
Everyone’s test automation journey is different. In this episode, Nalin Parbu, founder of Infuse and useMango, and James Johnson, Head of Development, will share their journey to making codeless test automation a reality. Discover how a test tool vendor tests their tool(s), the automation jobs skills that are currently in demand, RPA, AI/ML, predictions for the future of automation, and how useMango can help you.
05/12/2021 • 32 minutes 45 seconds
Accessibility Testing Using Cypress with Pragati Sharma
As you know, accessibility is important and often requires manual checks. But did you also know that you can leverage Cypress to help automate some of your accessibility tests? In this episode, Pragati Sharma, a Senior Business Consultant at ThoughtWorks, will share how she automates accessibility tests using Cypress and Axe. Learn the basics of accessibility, how to set up Cypress and add accessibility tests to your test suite, and more. Listen up! *** Get free Getting Started with Accessibility Testing using Cypress Course
28/11/2021 • 27 minutes 35 seconds
Scaling Automation Using 7Facette with Patrick Döring
Want to know how to scale your automation tests using AWS Lambda? In this episode, Patrick Döring, a chief architect for test automation, shares an open-source automaton framework he created called 7Facette. Discover how to scale automation testing using Playwright, AWS lambda, an unlimited number of machines for parallel testing, and much more. Listen up!
21/11/2021 • 26 minutes 31 seconds
Building a Software Quality Process from the Ground Up with Evan Niedojadlo
How do you build a software quality process from the ground up? In this episode, Evan Niedojadlo, an engineer at Peddle, shares his real-world experience of how he did it. Discover how to get leadership and team buy-in, where to begin with testing, know what to automate, what metrics he used, what he would do differently today, and much more. Listen up! Never miss another episode! Join the Guild and get alerted every time we release a new episode
14/11/2021 • 28 minutes 12 seconds
Fitnesse & Visual Regression Tracker with Surat Das
Are you considering adding visual validation testing to your automation, but not sure where to start? In this episode, Surat will share an open-source solution called Visual Regression Tracker to achieve awesome results. He’ll also share his use of it with his Fitness framework, which is an often-overlooked automation option. Discover what Fitness is, how Surat uses it, and learn about visual regression tracker, test reporting, and much more. Listen up!
07/11/2021 • 30 minutes 43 seconds
Playwright and CucumberJS with Sonja Quartz Leaf
Are you considering using Playwright for your next automation project? In this episode, Sonja Leaf, Director of Engineering at Cloudburst, will share why her team chose Playwright and how it has worked for them so far. Discover why they moved on from Cucumberjs, some newer features of Playwright, visual test automation, and much more. Listen up! Never miss another episode! Join the Guild and get alerted every time we release a new episode
31/10/2021 • 23 minutes 1 second
Automation Halloween Special 2021 with Paul Grossman
Paul is back to share some automation testing tricks and treats in our annual Halloween special. In this episode, Paul Grossman (AKA the DarkArtsWizards) conjures up some automation testing practices that will help ward off flaky automation like garlic to a vampire. Discover automation horror stories, whether codeless automation is the boogeyman, how to avoid zombie bad testing practices, and much more. Don’t be left in the dark -- listen now!
24/10/2021 • 29 minutes 37 seconds
Hackable with Ted Harrington
If you don't fix your security vulnerabilities, attackers will exploit them. As testers, we have a responsibility to help to secure our applications. In this episode, Ted Harrington, author of Hackable: How to Do Application Security Right, shares how to defend against attackers by learning to think like them. Discover how to eradicate security vulnerabilities, establish a threat model, and build security into your development process. Listen up!
17/10/2021 • 33 minutes 46 seconds
Automation Engineering Productivity with Dushyant Acharya
Software development is moving faster than ever in a continuous delivery model, and traditional test automation is sometimes not enough to keep up. In this episode, technology leader Dushyant Acharya, will share how the engineering productivity paradigm helps expand test automation and make it more effective. Discover how to increase software development productivity with development workflow, including test automation, infrastructure, and efficient product delivery.
10/10/2021 • 29 minutes 23 seconds
Evolving Test Automation with Ethan Chung
The success of DevOps is intrinsically linked to test automation. But how do you quickly scale your automation effort to keep up with the speed of delivery? In this episode, Ethan Chung, a Solutions Architect at Keysight Technologies, will share a comprehensive DevOps strategy that he has seen work for other companies. Discover the power of automation intelligence, team collaboration hacks, handling the ever-expanding test surface, and much more.
03/10/2021 • 34 minutes 37 seconds
Let's Talk About Failure Game with Paul Grizzaffi
Want to know how to choose an automation tool? In this episode, Paul Grizzaffi will share how ignoring your company's automation ecosystem get you into trouble. Discover all aspects of the automation ecosystem (goals/strategy, audience, environment) in depth. Listen up to find out how to win at the game of automation.
26/09/2021 • 34 minutes 14 seconds
Salesforce Test Automation Strategy with Mala Punyani
Need to automate Salesforce applications? In this episode, Mala Punyani, an Engineering Manager Quality/Automation Architect at Splunk, will share some insights from her 14 years of automation experience. Discover differences in automating Salesforce applications, when to build vs. buy, test strategy, and much more. Listen up!
19/09/2021 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
AltUnity Tester with Ru Cindrea
It's game on in this episode, as Ru Cindrea, a senior test consultant and managing partner at Altom, shares success with game automation testing. Discover all about an open-source automation tool AltUnity Tester designed for Unity mobile automation for games. Listen up! ** Selenium 4 *** Did you know that Selenium 4 has been officially released? Get a free video tutorial on all the new features from the creator himself Simon Stewart: https://testguild.com/free-selenium-4-course/
12/09/2021 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
Software Testing and Observability with Abby Bangser
Observability has been a topic I’ve heard more and more about the past few years. But what is it really, and how does it apply to testing? In this episode, Abby Bangser, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Duffel, breaks it down for you. Discover what observability & telemetry is, how to use observability in debugging, how observability is different from monitoring, and much more. Listen up! ** Never miss another episode join the Guild and receive weekly FREE automation awesomeness: https://testguild.com/newsletter/
05/09/2021 • 31 minutes 13 seconds
Testcontainers: Making Sense of the Software Testing Landscape with Sergei Egorov
Did you know that, on average, an application touches more than 50 external dependencies? How do you test in this scenario? In this episode, Sergei Egorov will explain how to handle tricky integration testing scenarios. Learn about TestContainers, a cool way to create throwaway instances of common databases, Selenium web browsers, or anything else that can run in a Docker container. This will help you test everything from databases to APIs to other microservices in ways you might not have thought possible—at least not quickly. Listen up! ** Never miss another episode ** Get alerted every time a new episode is released and also get access to free exclusive content when you join the Guild! ===>JOIN NOW
29/08/2021 • 35 minutes 27 seconds
API Pen Testing with Mateusz Olejarka
Are your APIs secure? How do you know? Is security even part of your testing plan? In this episode, Mateusz Olejarka, a Senior IT Security Consultant at SecuRing, will share how to approach testing REST API from a Pentester's Perspective. Discover common API interface exploits and how to prevent them in your applications. Listen up!
22/08/2021 • 29 minutes 15 seconds
Tested by Covid with Greg Paskal
So, you’re getting ready to speak at a conference, and your flight is in the morning. Fever kicks in. It turns out you have Covid. What do you do? In this episode, Greg Paskal will share his story and lessons learned from his experience with Covid, and how it related to software testing. Discover why having a test plan is so important, the effect of isolation on team culture, the importance of quality in services, customer experience, and much more. Listen up!
15/08/2021 • 27 minutes
Top Free Desktop Test Automation Tools
Do you need to run some automated tests against desktop applications? As a testing community, we have been spoiled with many open-source automation testing tools for browser and API automation testing, but what about tools for desktop application automation? In this episode, I share some of the top options to help you with different desktop test automation technologies. Discover what open-source tools are available as well as the pros and cons for each one.
08/08/2021 • 21 minutes 5 seconds
Avoiding Common Testing Pitfalls with Ramona Schwering
There are so many traps one can fall into when creating automated tests. In this episode, Ramona Schwering, a software developer with a passion for testing, shares her tips to help you avoid some of the most common testing traps. Discover strategies to prevent slow tests, painful-to-maintain-and-debug tests, and tests that have no value. Stop wasting valuable time debugging and maintaining flaky tests. Listen up!
01/08/2021 • 26 minutes 21 seconds
Analyzing Automation Results with Nikita Sidorevich
Want to know the best way to increase the visibility of your test automation? In this episode, Nikita Sidorevich shares why automated test reporting is critical to the success of your project. Discover how to analyze and debug your failing tests quicker, and detect flaky tests earlier. Also, hear how to get your whole team involved using flexible, team-specific automation test results dashboarding.
25/07/2021 • 35 minutes 17 seconds
Future of Work with Raj Subrameyer
Want to know how testers’ jobs changed during the Pre-Covid, Covid, and Post-Covid eras? In this episode, Raj Subrameyer, author of the book Skyrocket Your Career, shares what you need to know to succeed in this new reality we now face. Discover why your Social Media Footprint is critical to your personal and career growth, what skills are currently in demand, and tons of actionable advice on how to bulletproof your career under any circumstance. Listen up!
18/07/2021 • 36 minutes 42 seconds
The Basics of Performance Testing with Dave Westerveld
As teams continue to shift left, testers will need to be familiar with all kinds of testing techniques. One skill that is essential to have is performance engineering. In this episode, join software tester Dave Westerveld as he shares the basics of performance testing. Discover the fundamentals of performance testing, including tests and tools to use, monitoring, types of performance tests, and more. You don't want to miss it. Listen up!
11/07/2021 • 29 minutes 6 seconds
Testing Web APIs with Mark Winteringham
Want to develop a diverse testing program that gets your whole team involved in ensuring quality? If so, this episode is for you as testing expert Mark Winteringham discusses his upcoming book Testing Web APIs. Discover how to design and implement a web API testing strategy, a risk-driven approach to API testing, and more. Listen up!
27/06/2021 • 24 minutes 30 seconds
API Testing using Postman with Kristin Jackvony
In many ways, API testing is faster and far superior to automated UI Testing. Find out why In this episode. Kristin Jackvony, a software tester, blogger, and soon-to-be-published author, will share some key takeaways from her LinkedIn course on Postman Essential Training. For all you testers and developers that need to do API testing, you’re in for a treat. You’ll learn all about Postman, a popular (and free) solution, and how it can help you with all your API testing needs. Listen up!
20/06/2021 • 28 minutes 11 seconds
How Microsoft Uses TestOps with Oren Rubin and Maor Frankel
Running automation testing across the enterprise is hard. There must be a better way. In this episode, Oren Rubin, founder of TestIm.io, and Maor Frankel, a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, share how to scale testing using TestOps principles. Discover how to leverage control, management, and insights to unjumble your automation’s growing complexity. This is not theory. Moar shares how he successfully implemented TestOps at Microsoft with his team. Listen up!
13/06/2021 • 32 minutes 2 seconds
Open-source Stack for RPA with Antti Karjalainen
Did you know that RPA is the fastest-growing area of Robot Framework adoption? In this episode, Antti Karjalainen, Founder and CEO of Robocorp, explains why and how to create an open-source stack for RPA. Discover how to simplify and streamline the RPA development process, and how it can enable anyone to share and distribute robots seamlessly. Listen up and find out how to focus on automating instead of configuring.
06/06/2021 • 27 minutes 34 seconds
YOU'RE TESTING WHAT? with Gojko Adzic
As testers, we need to change with the times. What may have made sense to automate ten years ago may not still apply today. In this episode, Gojko Adžić will share five universal rules for test automation. Discover why the test pyramid may no longer apply to modern test automation, and learn about some newer approaches to testing. Listen up and find out how to automate non-deterministic tests.
30/05/2021 • 32 minutes 31 seconds
When to choose a low-code automation tool with Diana Oks
When should you consider using a low-code test automation solution? In this episode, Diana Oks, an Automation Engineer at Vulcan Cyber, explains the benefits of using a low-code solution and how it can simplify your workflow. Discover what low-code automation tools are, how to choose one and how they can make your life easier. Listen up!
23/05/2021 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Formulation Document Examples with Gáspár Nagy & Seb Rose
When it comes to software development, it's not always easy to articulate what we want from the software. That’s where Behavior Driven Development (BDD) comes in. In this episode, Seb Rose and Gaspar Nagy, authors of the new book Formulation: Document examples with Given/When/Then, explain how all stakeholders need to be involved in creating a product's specification. Discover BDD tips for your entire development process, including the specific technical practices required to drive development using collaboratively authored specifications and living documentation successfully. Listen Up!
16/05/2021 • 38 minutes 50 seconds
The Benefits of Automating Your API Security Testing with Oliver Moradov
Just like a hacker would find vulnerabilities, you can too. And you don't need to be a developer to do it. In this episode, Oliver Moradov, a VP at NeuraLegion, will share the benefits of adding API security testing automation directly into your DevOps or CI/CD pipelines. Discover how to integrate API security tests with your CI/CD pipeline, how to monitor your testing, and how to successfully run your API security tests at night to keep from impacting production.
09/05/2021 • 47 minutes 6 seconds
Turning 50 (Too Old for Automation?)
In this episode, I turn 50 :( Am I told old for automation? I was hoping you could leave me a "feedback gift" so I know how to try to make things even better for YOU in the next 50 years. Leave your feedback now at askguild.com
25/04/2021 • 2 minutes 11 seconds
QA to QE with Lagan Khare
How does quality engineering fit into DevOps? In this episode, Lagan Khare, a Manager of Quality Engineering with more than 13 years of experience, shares her insights into QE and integrated automated testing into DevOps and Agile. Discover how QE is different from QA and how to implement QE with DevOps, metrics, CI/CD and more. Listen up!
18/04/2021 • 24 minutes 43 seconds
Using Your Environment Data for a Better Testing Outcome with Wayne Ariola
Do you know how to use your environment data to create better testing outcomes? In this episode, Wayne Ariola, a recognized thought leader on software testing, shares his suggestions for leveraging an open-testing platform. Discover some ways to re-think your software testing lifecycle with an eye towards more comprehensive automation. Listen up!
11/04/2021 • 26 minutes 53 seconds
Pipeline as Code Mohamed Labouardy
Automation of your functional tests is important, but many testers stop there. In today's continuous testing world you need to automate many aspects of your CI/CD pipeline as well. In this episode, Mohamed Labouardy, author of the book Pipeline as Code, will share tips on how to succeed with the automation of your continuous delivery efforts. Discover tips for using Jenkins, Kubernetes, Terraform, and much, much more. Listen up!