Test automation and software craftsmanship

Benjamin Bischoff, Test Automation Engineer at trivago N.V. (ex Senior Automation Engineer at Ubisoft Düsseldorf)

The recording of my talk "The Road to QA - an okayish success story" for Continuous Testing Meetup Berlin is now available! This is based partly on this blog post highlighting why I switched from 100% development towards QA.

I visited the Romanian Testing Conference (RTC) 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and presented my talk "Smoke Tests and Mirrors - the Magic in Test Automation" there. This is my review of the conference, taking place 16th-17th of June.

If you use GitHub action workflows that run over and over again (either manually, event based or scheduled), it is sometimes helpful to compare the last return state with the current one to detect changes. In this article I show you one way how to do that.

In this article of the "Magic principles in test automation" series, I will talk about the concept of time lapse which is the key to powerful misdirection.