Cerberus Testing: More Than a Selenium Web Automation Framework

Cerberus Testing: More Than a Selenium Web Automation Framework Most QA teams start by coding their own web testing framework based on Selenium. While this can help them in the early stages, they quickly face the issue of missing more advanced features for cross-browser testing, scheduling, and cross-browser compatibility. In this article, we will share […]

Test Automation in Production: Why, When, and How?

Test Automation in Production: Why, When, and How? The shift-right approach to software testing mandates that tests are run as close to the production environment as possible. The main aim of shift-right testing is to catch defects and problems that can only be catch at that time and context in the software development cycle. A […]

When to Use Self-Healing in Test Automation

When to Use Self-Healing in Test Automation Self-healing in test automation has become an increasing requirement for teams searching to accelerate the delivery of valuable software.  User interface elements have the tendency to rapidly change, directly impacting the stability of automated tests used to decide to proceed or not with a release. That’s why it […]

How To Shift-Right in DevOps with Test Automation

How To Shift-Right in DevOps with Test Automation Accelerating software delivery is a challenge. The DevOps paradigm contributed to foster an ecosystem in which software changes are more rapidly delivered to production. But that acceleration increases the risk of introducing defects that can be caught during development and operations phases. That’s where the Shift-Right paradigm […]

5 Ways to Accelerate With Shift-Left in Test Automation

5 Ways to Accelerate With Shift-Left in Test Automation Shift-left gives a direction, but there are still many options. Upstream activities along the software lifecycle can benefit from test automation to accelerate the quality and speed of delivery. An additional benefit is to better identify test automation requirements by design, facilitating the implementation and maintenance […]

Cerberus Testing 4.14 – Packaged Release Notes

Cerberus Testing 4.14 – Packaged Release Notes Cerberus Testing 4.14 is out! This release comes with many improvements to accelerate your test automation, From new actions and controls, security and sikuli improvements, multiple news are packaged inside that release. This article shares key release content based on the full release notes you access here : […]

Implementing Continuous Testing as the Guardian of Quality

Implementing Continuous Testing as the Guardian of Quality It’s safe when someone has your back. Being there for someone is one thing, ensuring software quality attributes on a continuous basis for many users is another. That’s where a bit of automation can help. The act of testing will not guarantee testing in itself (your health […]

How To Make A Continuous Testing Pipeline With GitHub Actions

How To Make A Continuous Testing Pipeline With GitHub Actions “Can you deploy tests in CI/CD, in one hour?” Following the rhythm of software teams to deliver valuable test automation is a daily  challenge. It’s like everything must be done instantly. Faced with the constraint of time and resources, there is no time to reinvent […]

Mobile application test automation with Appium. Without coding.

Mobile application test automation with Appium. Without coding. Testing mobile application is painful. First, you need to find a way to run the mobile application, in a local or remote device, most of the time emulated.  Then, you have to integrate Appium with your existing testing scripts, solving librairies conflits to get an helloworld running.  Once […]

The Simple Ways To Contribute To Open-Source Test Automation

The Simple Ways To Contribute To Open-Source Test Automation Open-source contributions have perception barriers. We easily get to the stereotype of only contributing through code with a group of experts in their domain. But the reality is different. A majority of open-source projects have a simple codebase and require much lighter contributions; test automation is […]

Cerberus Testing — The All-in-one Test Automation Platform

Cerberus Testing — The All-in-one Test Automation Platform The test automation ecosystem is changing. Historically considered as a secondary activity, only performed if we still have time once development is done. But the need to accelerate software delivery to remain competitive is changing the place of test automation. Software teams in search of acceleration want […]

How To Make Your Test Automation Framework Scalable by Design

How To Make Your Test Automation Framework Scalable by Design Scalability is a challenge. The definition of scalability is the capacity to be changed in size or scale, and to support an increasing number of capabilities. In the case of an automation framework, scalability translates in the number of users, application under test, executions and […]

Cerberus Testing : From Functional to Automation with Simon Le Guennec, QA Consultant

Cerberus Testing : From Functional to Automation with Simon Le Guennec, QA Consultant Automation is a challenge with a functional background. The tools are often complex, technical and require coding, limiting more than one to switch. This is a problem when we need to accelerate software delivery cycles. Simon Le Guennec, QA Consultant at Davidson […]

The 5 Elements Of One Test Automation Platform

The 5 Elements Of One Test Automation Platform “I’m using a test framework”. That sentence can be a warning sign of teams using a “tool”. A tool is designed to perform one function for a particular role. It’s not made for collaboration with different roles. Frameworks are in essence the same; they simplify a series […]

On Building a Unified Test Automation Framework

On Building a Unified Test Automation Framework Test automation is hard. Historically, at the end of the software value chain, we have to implement automated tests when automation requirements were missed upstream. And usually, there is no test automation framework available, resulting in a project within the project. We then start to build a framework […]

5 New Metrics For Quality at Speed Test Automation

5 New Metrics For Quality at Speed Test Automation We are all tired of egos. “I have greatly improved the number of tests, coverage, flakiness ratio”. Great. But who’s using it? Which value did they create? At which speed? Test automation is about accelerating the delivery of valuable software, bringing confidence to the team to […]

How to take screenshots in Selenium without coding

How to take screenshots in Selenium without coding More minutes lost, again. Your test just crashed, but you lack a screenshot action to understand what’s happening. After some search, you find how to take a screenshot with Selenium. You add the actions to take screenshots in your test in all places to don’t have the […]

You Don’t Need Coding For APIs Testing

You Don’t Need Coding For APIs Testing “Let me code the API tests”. That sounds right, someone wants to help build an API test suite. Why not?  You should get back to the initial objective: accelerate the delivery of valuable software with confidence for the team. They don’t need more code. They need fast feedback […]

Unified Test Automation With This New Integration

Unified Test Automation With This New Integration “Is the release ready?” asks the Product Owner. It is hard to answer due to the number of requirements stated for this project, executed across different automated test suites. You access the test referential containing the requirements but have no visibility of the test execution status; the remaining […]

Discover How To Generate Automated Tests From Your Logs

Discover How To Generate Automated Tests From Your Logs “Are we focused on our user journeys?” That’s a tricky question to answer with: A variety of possible scenarios; Segmented user analytics per channel (web, mobile, API, IoT); Siloed test repository, execution, and reporting. Significant time is lost between different solutions to gather and use the […]

The Future of Test Automation Requires More Than Technology

The Future of Test Automation Requires More Than Technology Technology is a means to an end. Our ecosystem with accelerated innovation and competition pushes to increase the test automation contribution to Quality at Speed. While new technologies are coming, the key to success lies in connecting users, processes, and technology within the test automation lifecycle. […]

Cerberus Testing Testimonials with Yves Richard, QA & Testing Expert

Cerberus Testing Testimonials with Yves Richard, QA & Testing Expert Automate, yes, but at what cost? A successful automation project requires a combination of several success factors. It is far from being a single tool subject reserved for technical profiles. True collaboration and team support make all the difference. This interview shares feedback on Cerberus […]

A Simple Way To Setup Slack For Test Automation Notifications

A Simple Way To Setup Slack For Test Automation Notifications A Toyota production line is stopped when a default is detected. While a production line is directly visible by all the operators, it is different for an immaterial software production line. Hence, engineering teams using shared communication channels are able to fix defects quicker. Slack […]

Make Your Test Automation Notifications Useful To The Entire Team

Make Your Test Automation Notifications Useful To The Entire Team “Test automation, that’s the job of QA right?” While implementing good automated tests do require expertise, delivering high-quality software requires the entire team collaboration. Transversal interactions are improved when the team members work on the same information channels. The usage of a communication platform with […]

Our Retrospective to Accelerate Open Source Test Automation

Our Retrospective to Accelerate Open Source Test Automation Second after second, time flies. Ending the year is a traditional time for introspection. It is the opportunity to step back from the constant rush of activities happening quarter after quarter and plan better for the future. We performed a retrospective from the last 12 months for […]

Revealing How To Make Shadow DOM Test Automation

Revealing How To Make Shadow DOM Test Automation New reactive applications are challenging to test. Software uses more and more components with independent modules reacting to specific events. This change enables to enrich the user experience with dynamic blocks without reloading the full page. While improving the user experience is necessary, the module’s implementation creates […]

The Inexpensive Way To Quickly Monitor Your Automated Tests

The Inexpensive Way To Quickly Monitor Your Automated Tests Quality at Speed requires reactivity. Automated tests allow you to verify the state of software, but their value decreases with the time to react. Hence, the capability to receive live notifications based on tests results is a must-have. Your test automation platform must contain these features […]

Look What You Can Unlock With Cerberus Testing 4.13

Look What You Can Unlock With Cerberus Testing 4.13 Cerberus Testing 4.13 is now out! A series of new features and improvements are available to continuously improve your test automation journey. This release brings you new capabilities from shadow DOM support to events hooks and connectors. Cerberus Testing is the 100% open-source test automation framework […]

Introducing All You Can Test When You Capture Network Traffic

Introducing All You Can Test When You Capture Network Traffic We all wonder what happens behind the scene. In the world of software, the various flows happening after we click on a button are hardly visible. But we have to access them to ensure they are working properly using test automation. The browser network traffic […]

This Is How To Build An Awesome Test Automation Library

This Is How To Build An Awesome Test Automation Library Being lazy can be a good thing. You don’t want to lose valuable time in test automation for coding repetitive steps. For example, authentication or browsing for products is always using the same elements. In addition to duplication, it is then painful to maintain them […]

The Easy Way To Internationalize Your Test Automation

The Easy Way To Internationalize Your Test Automation A test automation suite can become a nightmare. Automated tests tend to entropy. They either accumulate too much complexity or duplication making them hardly understandable and maintainable. This situation can become a true bottleneck to the company’s growth. Digital businesses need the capability to expand rapidly internationally. […]

How To Better Handle Authentication In API Test Automation

How To Better Handle Authentication In API Test Automation We need a better way to properly handle APIs authentication in our automated tests. APIs are the cornerstone of distributed systems. They enable the composition of services to deliver more valuable experiences. While APIs can be powerful, they must ensure secured access. Testing APIs can be […]

How To Really Automate Test For Privacy Consent

How To Really Automate Test For Privacy Consent Privacy is now a de-facto requirement for user experience. We are used to these pop-ups to manage the cookies and privacy settings. But once we select an option, how to ensure our preferences are actually saved? Test automation is helpful to perform such systematic verifications. But traditional […]

Look. This is How To Test For Speed.

Look. This is How To Test For Speed. More than 83% of people expect a web page to load in three seconds or less.We easily think about features for testing a software, but functionalities can lose their value if the non-functional requirements are not met. Performance is one of the most important non-functional requirements. The […]

The Simple Way To Unlock Third-Party API Testing

The Simple Way To Unlock Third-Party API Testing Delivering a successful user experience is a continuous challenge. You must meet the user’s expectations while ensuring non-functional requirements such as performance, privacy, and security. A website has on average 40 calls to external APIs for analytics, consent, and other partners services. These APIs are not optional; […]

The Frugal Way To Deliver Quality Gates in Production

The Frugal Way To Deliver Quality Gates in Production User experience drives the bottom line of digital business. One failure, latency, or non-managed exception disrupting the user journey means a lost opportunity. Successful user experience is therefore a priority. This pattern known as shift-right can be implemented in a variety of ways. We can select […]

How To Run Cloud Selenium Tests On Your Laptop In A Minute

How To Run Cloud Selenium Tests On Your Laptop In A Minute The majority of test automation platforms are going to the Cloud to improve the performance, availability and scalability of the solutions. While this tendency increases the quality of services, it creates new challenges. You want to quickly execute your automated tests during their […]

How To Shift Right With a Continuous Testing Framework

How To Shift Right With a Continuous Testing Framework Shifting right enables an organization to focus on the actual user experience in production. This is a true practice of quality, orienting the team towards the common objective of delivering value to our users. But shifting right is complex. We need to combine various practices in […]

How To Make Quality Gates in CI/CD with GitHub

How To Make Quality Gates in CI/CD with GitHub Continuous Testing is a fundamental part of delivering valuable software optimizing our effort. While it is a simple term, making the concept a reality requires a deep dive into implementation details. We covered in previous articles the bottom-line reasons, challenges, and the core test automation elements […]

The Truth About Continuous Testing You Need To Know

The Truth About Continuous Testing You Need To Know Your users are expecting a customer experience meeting the high standards set by the leading actors. Delivering a high-standard user experience requires continuous improvement, explaining the need for faster software delivery. But acceleration comes with its side-effects of degraded quality without counter-forces. The Quality at Speed […]

The Top 5 Bottom Line Reasons for Continuous Testing

The Top 5 Bottom Line Reasons for Continuous Testing The rules have changed in the digital world in a globalized competition. The paradigm of “Too big to fail” is not valid anymore. Large companies can be disrupted by faster and more valuable actors in a matter of months. Organizations have therefore the challenge of delivering […]

This Is How To Make Continuous Testing

This Is How To Make Continuous Testing Continuous Testing is the way to get continuous feedback on our software delivery process. It aims to regularly assess the quality of what we are building versus our expectations as soon as possible. This is where testing automation makes all sense. Done right, Continuous Testing accelerates the delivery […]

The Test Reporting You Need To Accelerate with Quality

The Test Reporting You Need To Accelerate with Quality We define the test strategy, implement the test framework and start building up our test suite. These tasks are already time-consuming. Our stakeholders are waiting for results where reporting is essential. A mature test automation framework providing native reporting capabilities is of added value to the […]

How To Build An Awesome APIs Test Automation Framework

How To Build An Awesome APIs Test Automation Framework Your team has started to implement a whole set of APIs. While they seem powerful for the business, you have a new challenge to solve: testing them. Manual testing is fine for some cases, but you quickly need automation. Implementing the right API test automation right […]

The Most Valuable Elements Of One Test Automation Framework

The Most Valuable Elements Of One Test Automation Framework Test automation can be associated with a technical activity implemented after the software development is complete. Valuable test automation requires to enable the various actors to solve their problems; this is where a framework is practical. A framework aims to structure the way particular activities are […]

The Tested Way to Build a UI Test Automation Framework

The Tested Way to Build a UI Test Automation Framework Delivering successful user interfaces is one of the main challenges of digital transformation. We must constantly iterate to improve the experience while regularly providing novelty to maintain user engagement. This acceleration of user interface changes creates a challenge for engineering teams: how to ensure our […]

Announcing Cerberus Testing 4.12 Treasure: Self-Healing Beta & More

Announcing Cerberus Testing 4.12 Treasure: Self-Healing Beta & More We are happy to announce the release of Cerberus 4.12 with a series of new features! A special surprise is packed with other improvements and fixes, We have been focusing the product development on the last community sharing and regular feedback. Complete new features of self-healing […]

This Is How To Implement Maintainable Automated Tests

This Is How To Implement Maintainable Automated Tests An important feature is late. The development team finally commits the last changes. We run the campaign, but it is full of orange and red indicators. We don’t have time to update the tests, so the campaign is bypassed to be updated “later”. In reality, it starts […]

We Can Do Better Than Fragile Locators

We Can Do Better Than Fragile Locators Test automation is of significant importance for companies searching to accelerate. Non-regression tests enable us to deliver changes with more confidence while their implementation represents concrete challenges. The ecosystem is continuously evolving to improve our capacity to interact automatically with systems. Interfaces, drivers, and even off-the-shelf tools are […]

How To Make Test Reliability Engineering By Design

How To Make Test Reliability Engineering By Design We can feel a never-ending world of problems in our test automation journey. We had to defend the initiative, implement the tests and get them used by the team; we have now to keep them reliable to be useful. Test Reliability Engineering is the practice of implementing […]

Building an Open Source Hybrid Test Automation Framework

Building an Open Source Hybrid Test Automation Framework When starting test automation, it seems reasonable to reuse our existing manual tests to perform a record & replay model, also known as a Linear automation framework. Afterward, we need to compensate for the limitations of the linear model, adding reusable functions, modules, and components. Finally, after […]

The Quality Framework You Need For Customer Journeys Monitoring

The Quality Framework You Need For Customer Journeys Monitoring Customer journeys are at the heart of a user experience leading to conversion, a critical area to act for organizations searching for digital performance. Companies’ transformations to deliver a successful UX do not happen overnight. Step-by-step, continuous improvements, test & learn is the path to success, […]

Here Are 6 Quality Questions For Testing Customer Journeys

Here Are 6 Quality Questions For Testing Customer Journeys Customer journey monitoring is a key practice for aligning our organization towards the user experience. In a digital world, understanding the actual usage of our product is more than required. So how can we improve something we don’t measure? We shared in previous articles about Where […]

The 5 Hidden Powerful Benefits of Customer Journeys

The 5 Hidden Powerful Benefits of Customer Journeys Customer journey seems like an obvious theme; this is our job, right? But are we conscious of all the possible benefits? This article will share five key benefits of customer journey monitoring, including less traditional ones that you can leverage for increased performance. To get familiar with […]

This Is Where Quality Meets Customer Journey Monitoring

This Is Where Quality Meets Customer Journey Monitoring Customer journeys are at the heart of every digital business. Understanding, measuring, and optimizing is a business imperative. We can quickly lose sight of our customers working with digital products; there are so many exciting products, tooling, and metrics to play with. But the truth is, our […]

QAOps is The New DevOps

QAOps is The New DevOps Shift-left, shift-right, we can be confused about improving the value of our quality approach. QAOps emerges as the integration of quality processes inside the software delivery pipeline, combining both directions. The DevOps paradigm streamlines culture, processes, and tools for faster development lifecycle and improved operations. Which parallel between QAOps and […]

This Is How To Test GraphQL APIs Without Coding

This Is How To Test GraphQL APIs Without Coding GraphQL is emerging as an elegant solution for flexible, decoupled and dynamic data access. But how to test it properly? In this article, we introduce GraphQL in the API ecosystem to understand its history and key concepts.  We then implement a concrete GraphQL API test case […]

The 5 Popular Test Automation Actions You Need To Know

The 5 Popular Test Automation Actions You Need To Know Our colleagues of TestProject analyzed the most used actions in their library of +1,500+ automation actions. We thought it could be useful to share how you can implement those actions leveraging the open-source framework Cerberus Testing, In this article, we will share the key concepts […]

How To Test a Kafka Consumer with Cerberus Testing

How To Test a Kafka Consumer with Cerberus Testing Welcome to this Cerberus Testing step-by-step tutorial for testing Apache Kafka® producers and consumers. This guide will help you understand the test automation workflow and good practices supported by the Cerberus Testing open-source framework.  At the end of this article, you will be able to automate […]

How You Can Hack Parallel Testing Now

Companies are in search of quality at speed to remain competitive. This creates a strong drive of accelerating the iterations of software increments that are useful and reliable. Verifications that are good candidates for automation are largely implemented using test automation, increasing adoption by the various actors looking for agility. The test platform and its […]

Run Tests in Bitbucket Pipelines using Cerberus Testing

Welcome to this Cerberus Testing tutorial for enabling automated tests execution in your Bitbucket pipelines. We will first clarify the value of using such quality gates in your software development lifecycle. Then, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions for deploying them. At the end of this article, you will be able to configure and […]

Automate REST API Tests with Cerberus Testing Framework

Welcome to this Cerberus Testing step-by-step tutorial for testing REST APIs. This guide will help you understand the test automation workflow and good practices supported by the Cerberus Testing open source framework.  At the end of this article, you will be able to automate APIs tests for REST/JSON. You will learn how to configure your […]

Scaling Test Automation with Modular Testing

In this article, we will share about building reusable, reliable and loosely coupled test automation modules to enable a scalable approach.  Quality at Speed is the main focus for evolving product teams. The need to accelerate software releases while maintaining quality is a key output of the World Quality Report 2020-2021. Not only QA teams […]

How To Test Mobile Applications using Appium with Cerberus Testing

Welcome to this Cerberus Testing step-by-step tutorial for testing mobile applications. This guide will help you understand the test automation workflow and good practices supported by Cerberus Testing.  At the end of this article, you will be able to automate mobile application tests for Android and  iOS. You will learn how to configure your device, […]

5-Step Guide to Regression Test Automation

Delivering a successful user experience is a real challenge in our current landscape. Digital consumers are expecting an intuitive yet reliable interaction with your products. Moreover, you have to constantly improve and evolve the offer to keep in line with the user expectations. Consequently, the capability to perform rapid and robust changes to your digital […]

Cerberus Testing with Selenium: Best of Two Open Worlds?

Cerberus Testing with Selenium: Best of Two Open Worlds? Software quality is of growing importance for companies searching to accelerate their digital journey. It is even becoming a critical success factor for businesses as ranked in the World Quality Report.  But manual testing alone is not enough, especially to ensure that core functions are working […]

How To Test Web Applications using Selenium with Cerberus Testing

How To Test Web Applications using Selenium with Cerberus Testing Welcome to this Cerberus Testing step-by-step tutorial for web testing automation. This guide will help you understand the testing automation workflow and good practices for testing web applications. You will learn how to create your application under test, create, run and report on test cases. […]

Cerberus Testing, The Open Source Test Automation Framework

Cerberus Testing, The Open Source Test Automation Framework Software Testing grew in interest as a key business digitization enabler. The last World Quality Report of 2019-2020 ranked as #1 benefits its contribution to business objectives and growth. Yet, the software testing industry still reports major pain points related to test  maintenance, automation, tooling and skills. […]

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