Fun Fact

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 13, 2015
Well, it’s November 2015 and I learned that my site made to Top 5 “Test Automation” blogs in 2014 as per TEST BUFFET. What I find funny is that my site isn’t included in Software Testing at all. We certainly need to do a better job educating that Automation is a sub-service within Testing. ...

Beware of Rapid Software Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 10, 2014
Let my story be a warning. About 4 years ago, being a successful test automation engineer, I felt strong enough to challenge James Bach and Michael Bolton, who were loudly advocating for exploratory testing approach and, specifically, a methodology for a structured exploratory testing – Rapid Software Testing. So I challenged them… Oh, It didn’t […] ...

A push back for automation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 06, 2011
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
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
Writing about things I want to do and want to write about. ...

When Duplication Is Good

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 21, 2011
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
Some details are as following... ...

Blog maintenance ahead

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 11, 2011
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
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
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! ...

Test Automation Problems – Page Update

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 24, 2010
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
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
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
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 […] ...

Let the migration begin!

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 21, 2009
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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