Test Automation

Best practices for automating software testing.

No QA team? 5 ways to automate your tests and what to consider
Don't have a QA team? Explore the pros and cons of five options for automating your end-to-end tests.
Watch now: Generative AI automatically heals tests in Rainforest
In this video, our CEO, Fred Stevens-Smith, demonstrates what these AI features look like in action.
10 free test automation tools (and their hidden costs)
Learn about the features and hidden costs of 10 different free test automation tools.
15+ automated testing tools for web applications in 2024
Learn the important differences between automated testing tools for web applications and pick the right one for your team.
10 codeless test automation tools and what you should know
Learn about the three big challenges software teams encounter with most codeless test automation tools.
The top 9 tools for automated front-end testing in 2024
Most automated front-end testing tools focus on functionality and neglect the layout of the user interface.
CI/CD automated testing: How to release fast, with confidence
A guide to implementing automated testing in CI/CD. For agile teams looking to balance speed with product quality.
11 Best Regression Testing Tools for 2024 (Detailed Comparison)
In this post, we discuss how to choose the best regression testing tool for your team and compare 11 options.
Top 5 Continuous Testing Tools to Speed Up Release Cycles
Continuous testing tools make it possible to deploy software updates multiple time a day while keeping quality high.
Top 10 Software Testing Tools for Functional Testing
We provide a detailed review with recommendations of the top 10 software testing tools available today.
7 Automated Software Testing Tools for Fast & Reliable QA
This guide covers the advantages and disadvantages of the most common types of automated software testing tools.
Smoke Testing 101 for Software Applications
In this post, we define what 'smoke testing software' means, provide specific examples of the types of tests to include, and discuss a few best practices.
10 Testim Alternatives (Including a True No-code Option)
These 10 Testim.io alternatives for functional software testing can make test writing and maintenance easier.
How to Start Automation Testing from Scratch without Code
We provide practical guidance on how to start automation testing from scratch and how to choose a test automation tool.
17 Functional Testing Tools (and How to Choose)
In this post, we cover 17 common functional testing tools and help you choose the best fit for your team.
Selenium Disadvantages: Why QA Teams Are Going Codeless
In this post, we discuss three disadvantages of Selenium in detail and provide a practical solution for solving them.
5 Cypress Alternatives for Faster Testing and Better Coverage
In this post, we discuss three downsides of using Cypress and provide 5 Cypress alternatives to consider for faster testing and better coverage.
Automated Smoke Testing: Everything You Need to Know
Learn how automated smoke testing works and how to create a smoke testing suite without any coding.
A Quick Start Guide to User Interface Testing
Not all user interface testing tools perform true UI testing. This post will help you get started with the right tool, without wasting resources.
A Detailed Comparison of UI Testing Tools and What to Look For
This post helps you choose the best UI testing tool for testing both the functionality and the visual layer of your application.
The Best Automated Testing Tools for Beginners: A Comparison
This article covers how to choose the best automated testing tool for teams just getting started including types of tools and what to look for.
Visual Regression Testing Tools: The 5 Best to Catch Visual Bugs
Comparing 5 visual regression testing tools: 1. Rainforest QA 2. Applitools 3. Kobiton 4. PhantomCSS 5. Percy.
A Practical Guide to Reducing the Burden of Flaky Tests
Flaky tests can be frustrating and detrimental to your testing efforts. This post covers what causes flaky tests and what you can do about about it.
Automated Functional Testing 101: How & When to Start
Learn how to create automated functional tests and overcome basic challenges so you can do more testing faster.
Manual vs. Automated Testing: A Practical Guide
With this practical guide, understand the difference between manual vs automated testing and when to use each method.
A Practical Guide to Automated Testing Strategy
Follow these 5 steps to create an automated testing strategy that answers the who, what, when, why, and how of software test automation.
Automated UI Testing: Stop Using Code to Test Code
Testing the visual layer of your app is more reliable than testing the underlying code, especially for automated UI testing.
A Detailed Comparison of Cypress vs. Selenium vs. Katalon
Learn the differences of Cypress vs. Selenium vs. Katalon in trying to solve the shortcomings of Selenium.
8 Best Practices to Reduce Test Automation Maintenance
With these test automation maintenance tips, prevent automated test breakage and spend less time fixing broken tests.
How to Automate Regression Testing So Anyone Can Do It
In this post, you'll learn how to automate regression testing without having to know any code.
How to Improve Automation Test Coverage in 5 Steps
Learn how to improve your automation test coverage the smart way with the Snowplow Strategy.
Selenium Alternatives: 7 Tools for Faster, More Reliable Testing
Discover 7 Selenium alternatives for easier automated testing: Rainforest QA. Cypress. Screenster. Watir. Protractor. Katalon. Rapise.
How to Automate Testing: A Non-Technical Guide
Learn everything you need to know about how to automate testing and avoid common mistakes along the way.
3 Test Automation Limitations Technical Leaders Should Know About
Rainforest’s CTO and co-founder, Russell Smith, and CIO, Derek Choy, recently discussed test automation limitations technical leaders need to know about before biting the bullet. In this post we cover the 3 biggest limitations to consider.
When is a Test Case Ready for Test Automation?
Today, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of using testing automation as part of your QA strategy, and how to gain the most from its benefits while minimizing its downsides.