In my basis Automation is just an added skill to the Tester, but not just that it is the world. Without the manual there is no automation and off course there are vice versa in some cases. Automation itself is not just the tools like “QTP, Win runner, Silk runner” etc. the point is what ever we needed in our regular basis used for testing purpose that reduces time is an automation.. this was the basic of Automation testing.
I do like to give few examples. Let’s have field something like this
Conditions : Only 2000 characters will allow.
In such kind of test cases what would someone will do. I saw few people who started to write 2000 characters in a notepad. Which was a waste of time, in order to save time we do have lots of tools like test data generator. Search for them and generate 2000 characters which would prominently save time and increase the productivity. Such tools help us a lot in increasing productivity. Another small example is WORD/emails where we have a spell checker, which is an automated tool where we correct the wrong spellings.
Automation is not just the tools like QTP or win runner, Typically one has to be understand that what ever is needed for automating to increase our productivity is an Automation tool.
NOTE : DEAR UPCOMING TESTER’s This post is especially to increase awareness about the automation or manual. I would really happy if at least one got understood from this post and implement in your daily basis to increase your productivity and don’t forget to leave your comments before you go away from this blog.
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