Don’t Fall Into These Traps When Planning Your Automation Strategy

Author : Tejaswini Simha’s experience with test automation and some of the expectation challenges that need to be managed Knowledge of UI test automation tools is all that the test automation team needs Not to go into the should testers have programming skills debate – but programming is an essential skill if you need to[…]

Under The Hood of Testing Big Data Applications

Author : Venkatagiri P The Internet is filled with a lot of information on what big data is, the tools that are used to capture, manage and process big data sets. However, there is limited content available when it comes to devising a test strategy for big data applications or how big data needs to[…]

What Guides Us?

Author : Diwakar Menon Today’s newspaper article about the sentencing of a former VW executive in the now famous Dieselgate scandal, brought back memories of a talk that my colleague Sridhar Parthasarathy gave at QAI’s  Software Testing Conference, back in 2015. [The slides can be accessed here] He raised the bogey of ethics in software[…]

Automating Peer-To-Peer Communications (Part 2 of 2)

Author : Tejaswini Simha In the last part we covered the challenges and architectural approaches for automating  the call dispatch workflow for a Push To Talk service provider. In this part, we cover the setup, design & exeuction…. The Setup The test execution server (Machine 1) hosts the Selenium Grid hub and the Appium /[…]

Automating Peer-to-Peer Communication in Selenium (Part 1 of 2)

Author: Tejaswini Simha At Last Mile, we believe in solving customer problems, even if conventional wisdom says it can not be done. In this series, we discuss how we have gone out and solved specific problems for our customers, oftentimes innovatively, definitely effectually, and have improved their approach and coverage achieved during testing. The Context[…]

Testing is dying. Should I look for another career?

It has become quite fashionable to stand on podiums and announce “Testing Is  dying!. All of life is going to be automated! There will be no need for testers in the future.” I think reports of testing’s (impending) death are grossly exaggerated! Sure, RPA and AI are displacing people in jobs with repeatable, predictable outcomes.[…]

Last Mile Features On GoodFirms.Co

Last Mile Consultants is a boutique software testing company, well established in the area of process & test automation, and now also specialising in the field of customer experience and security testing. Run by industry veterans, they combine the advantage of varied pan-sector experience with the weight of technical acumen and knowledge. Their testing expertise […]

Crystal Gazing – A Look At Trends In Software Testing (2017)

Given the Indian penchant for ‘Chai’, let’s do a bit of tasseomancy and gaze into those tea leaves for a bit of an understanding of where we at Last Mile believe that the testing industry will be trending towards. Let’s get some of the obvious out of the way first. From  a process perspective, speed[…]