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Human-like robot with artificial intelligence
By Jason Arbon | February 14, 2020
Machine learning is rapidly growing more powerful, already sometimes imitating the actions and judgments of humans better than humans. In the near future, even before machines are conscious, they will be able to mimic human software testers. What will be the impact of AI on testing? Jason Arbon has a bunch of ideas.
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three cucumbers
By Byron Katz | February 14, 2020
Many people misunderstand the purpose of Cucumber. Because it seems to yield clearer, plain-language test scripts, testers want to use Cucumber as a general-purpose testing tool, including for API tests. But its true purpose is as a BDD framework. You may be thinking, what’s the harm? Here’s why it makes a difference—and why you should choose another tool for API testing.
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Setting new trends
By Christine Fisher | January 24, 2020
Behavior-driven development is a methodology change that impacts the whole team, and unfortunately, it’s not as easy as writing scenarios in a specific format. What is the added value of BDD? Why should the team throw their current process out the window and try to incorporate a new methodology? Here are some reasons.
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Chat box
By Rajni Singh | January 24, 2020
Testing chatbots differs a lot from “traditional” testing, like for an app or web portal, due to the apparent randomness of a conversation with a chatbot. For testers to have a better understanding of working with chatbots, they have to apply critical thinking to deal with the uncertainty in their test objects.
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continuous testing
By Adam Auerbach | January 24, 2020

Many people confuse continuous testing with test automation. That makes sense, because you cannot do continuous testing without automated tests. But it is much more.

There are four basic questions you can ask to see if your automation is truly continuous: