19: Greg Paskal: Removing “Test” from Test Automation

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Removing “Test” from Test Automation

Are you harnessing the full power of test automation? There are many instances in which automation can assist you by saving time in ways you may not even be aware of. Greg shares five underutilized areas where automation can help us. Get the most out of your automation efforts with Greg's tips.

This episode with help you find hidden opportunities to unleash your automation awesomeness!

About Greg


Greg is the author of multiple white papers on test automation and testing in general. He has spoken at many conferences including StarEast, StarWest, QAI and QATrailBlazers.

Greg is known in the testing industry as being passionate about mentoring and training others in software testing and other technical areas. Greg hails from California but currently lives in Plano, Texas with his wife Cindy and daughter Hannah.

Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk

  • Learn how to use automation for:
  1. Automated Transaction Entry
  2. Automated Data Validation
  3. Automated Environment Validation and Configuration
  4. Automated System Monitoring
  5. Automated Data Preparation and Setup
  • Learn Greg’s “Free Money” automation technique $$
  • AutoOpps – A new technique you can use to identify automation opportunities
  • Use automation to monitor system and leverage it to email, text, or open a ticket with support services if something was determined to be down.
  • Start your automation efforts by focusing on easy low hanging fruit then expand to more complex automation.
  • Don’t let your automation tools become shelfware!
  • We start off–right out of the gate — as automation engineers with unrealistic expectations
  • Automation does not replace manual testers but instead assist them in their testing effort
  • Object recognition is the art of test automation



  • Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.

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