Mission-Critical Test Automation using Cycle Labs with Josh Owen and Andy Knight

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Welcome to the TestGuild Automation Podcast! In this episode, we dive into the world of mission-critical test automation with industry experts Josh Owen and Andrew Knight from Cycle Labs. With their extensive experience in enterprise solution deployment and test automation for supply chains, Josh and Andy share their insights and strategies for tackling the complex challenges faced by businesses today. From the importance of validating software behavior and functionality to the need for efficient end-to-end testing processes, our guests shed light on the evolving landscape of enterprise testing.

They introduce us to Cyclescript, a language that combines the simplicity of cucumber with pre-defined steps, making it easier for non-developers to write tests using plain language. Discover how this semi-coded solution bridges the gap between codeless and traditional test automation approaches. But that's not all – in this episode, we explore the value of user acceptance testing and involving super users and business people in the validation process.

Our guests discuss the significance of performance testing and its role in ensuring high-quality software. Plus, we delve into the unique challenges of the supply chain industry and how Cycle Labs is driving change by empowering businesses to upgrade their technologies and adapt to evolving demands. Join us as we uncover the secrets to successful mission-critical test automation in enterprise environments.

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About Josh Owen

Josh Owen

Josh Owen is the CEO and Co-founder of Cycle Labs. Prior to Cycle Labs, Josh founded and led a global supply chain consulting firm through 12 years of organic growth where he also led the development of the Cycle product from its idea phase to the valuable enterprise continuous testing platform it is today. With over 17 years of experience deploying enterprise solutions across various industry verticals, Josh is dedicated to modernizing enterprise solution deployment and helping companies focus on business growth rather than business risk. Josh leads his teams with an emphasis on culture and a focus on innovation, curiosity, and a willingness to ask why. Cycle Labs encourages clients and teams to question everything and strive for continuous, iterative improvement.

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About Andy Knight

Andy Knight

Andrew Knight, also known as “Pandy,” is the Automation Panda. He’s a software quality champion who loves to help people build better-quality software. Currently, he works as the Principal Software Architect at Cycle Labs, focusing on test automation excellence for supply chains and warehouse management. An avid supporter of open source software, Pandy is a Playwright Ambassador as well as the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. On the side, he is writing a book on software testing with Manning Publications. Apart from software, Pandy works on vintage Volkswagens. Check out his tech blog at AutomationPanda.com, and follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.

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