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[…]

The Emotional See-Saw Of A New Back-To-Work Mother

 Author : Thejaswini B Well, hi there. I’m Thejaswini. I am a Test Engineer working for Last Mile, and more relevant to the topic, I am a new back to work mother. In fact, I am a new mother on the whole, our son Vihaan, having just turned one year old last week. After the[…]

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 /[…]

Women On Board! – The Last Mile Story

Author : Geetha NT The old order changeth…. Over the past three decades there is a tremendous increase in the number of women at workplace. This has not only brought several positive changes in workplace environment but has also forced organizations to look more closely at the problems of employees in general, and women in particular.[…]

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[…]