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Are You A Member?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 08, 2016
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Some people say it’s okay to have “just a job” and no passion. Some have their jobs paying for their passions. And some.. well.. Let me be direct. What I greatly admire about Rosie Sherry is her passion to ignite passion in others. Rosie founded Software Testing Club – and it is growing successfully year […] ...

CAST 2015: I’m in!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 03, 2015
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With 500th post on my blog I make the following announcement.. Annual Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) is one of the most high profile events in the professional testing world.  It brings together developers, testers, management, and researchers in an exchange of testing practices, theories, and techniques. Longtime member and supporter of […] ...

Personal Recommendation: Rapid Software Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 14, 2011
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Note. The reason of this posting is two-fold: While considering taking the Rapid Software Testing course I found surprisingly little of feedback information on testers’ blogs, and none of that addressed the questions I actually had. So I’m fixing this issue retrospectively. There are too many aggressive pseudo-education “courses” or scamming certification schemas advertised on […] ...

A push back for automation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 06, 2011
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Reviewing the posts of this year I see that they were not so much about automation. Actually, way beyond, sometimes. And the focus of my interest has been shifted to more challenging area of exploratory testing. So be it – here’s a new page on my blog – Testing Stories – logging this part of […] ...

Resources – Page Update

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 01, 2011
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I’ve taken time to organize ‘Resources‘ page in my blog. For now, it contains pages and resources for ‘Testing Challenges‘ and downloadable ‘Mind Maps‘ (XMind format). As for function libraries, I leave them accessible by category. ...

A Log Of A Back-Log

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 04, 2011
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Writing about things I want to do and want to write about. ...

When Duplication Is Good

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 21, 2011
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WordPress blogging engine has “Stats” plugin. Very useful, helps gathering a lot of feedback. There are also many other plugins, relying on the data gathered by WordPress Stats. Amongst them I use “Popular Posts”. As many of bloggers noticed last week, there was an outage of WordPress Stats server. This impacted not only site stats […] ...

Site Updates

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 07, 2011
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Some details are as following... ...

Blog maintenance ahead

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 11, 2011
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Once a year I do something with my blog. Collate, update, migrate, clean-up, migrate, collate, … About 12 months ago I registered a domain name and migrated my blog from the free WordPress hosting. I purchased a lightweight theme, added some widgets, put it all together, and even done some fixing on my own. The […] ...

Automation Tutorials – Page Update

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 16, 2010
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Now I’m done with the series: GUI Recognition with TestComplete 3 Categories, 10 articles, 8 code examples. Overview of object recognition properties. Run-time GUI recognition methods. Routine operations with Web Browser window. Code examples and detailed explanations. Note: more TestComplete content to come next year. ...

Automation Tutorials – New Chapter

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 28, 2010
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I’ve been reviewing my investigation and code example posts, and realized that some of them are numerous enough to be grouped together as step-by-step tutorials. Here are the first ones. Active Directory – Sample Scripts   FileSystemObject – Working with Files and Folders   More tutorials will come this year! ...

Now on Quick Testing Tips

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 01, 2010
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I was honoured to join a team of contributing authors on Quick Testing Tips website that is run by Michael Kelly. Subscribe, visit, read, submit your comments and questions! ...

Testing Challenge: Results

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 03, 2010
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Participation Based on stats I have, over 70 people navigated to Escapa game page directly from my blog. I hope everyone is enjoyed, and I thank those who took a challenge of testing, found stuff, and posted their findings. I tracked on Software Testing Club and Twitter, in addition to my blog. If I missed […] ...

Testing Challenge: real-time input game

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 01, 2010
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Now Closed – Proceed to Results A short intro I wholeheartedly support Matthew Heusser‘s (update: this blog is now only available under paid STP membership but you can access another Matthew’s blog) call to practice craft of testing, anywhere and anytime, above and beyond work responsibilities. Exploring, experimenting, and learning is always fun. To make […] ...

Test Automation Problems – Page Update

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 24, 2010
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Test Automation Problems series in my blog has received its own page. I also added Recommended Reading section to provide a few links to external resources. Don’t miss the latest article by Linda Wilkinson. ...

Blog migration complete!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 04, 2010
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Blog contents migration has been completed. Read the entry to see what plugins were used on Wordpress platform. ...

Independent hosting

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 10, 2010
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This one is to announce that Automation Beyond blog has moved to an independent web hosting service. Maintenance works ahead. ...

Blog maintenance ahead – source code formatting

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 04, 2009
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Blog maintenance ahead – source code formatting Thanks for the new plugin implemented in Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter project. The all pages containing code examples will be updated. New Look The example below is taken from my Text File Compare sample solution. New Convenience Code lines – easier to scan through, each line of code easier to read […] ...

Do you want to help with the all new Software Testing ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 13, 2009
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If you are interested in writing about software testing then why not contribute an article to the Software Testing Club’s (STC) new magazine due to be published in January 2010. The STC are inviting anyone in the software testing community to submit articles for review on any testing subject you want to write about. The […] ...

Let the migration begin!

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 21, 2009
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I originally used another hosting for my blog but experienced some technical issues. After tough evaluation I decided to relocate somewhere else and have chosen WordPress Blogs amongst others.  Relocation, reformatting and putting together of all the contents I have on multiple resources is a continuous project for me. I’ll be migrating piece by piece […] ...
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