Test Automation

Best practices for automating software testing.

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.
Desktop Application Testing: Fix Coverage Gaps with Automation
Learn how Rainforest QA makes desktop application testing easy with its no-code visual testing platform.
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.
Top 10 Tools for Automated Front-End Testing in 2022
10 automated front-end testing tools that can help you release new features faster with fewer bugs.
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.
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.
11 Best Regression Testing Tools for 2022 - A Detailed Comparison
In this post, we discuss how to choose the best regression testing tool for your team and compare 11 options.
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.
20+ Automated Testing Tools for Web Applications in 2022 (Including Coding, Testing Management Tools, and No-code Options)
Understand the differences between the three types of web application automated testing tools and know what to look for when choosing a tool for your team.
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.
A Comparison of the Best Automated Testing Tools for Beginners
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: 5 Best Tools 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.
10 Free Test Automation Tools: What You Need to Know
Not all free test automation tools include everything you need to get started. Here's a list of free tools and what they include.
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: Benefits, Best Practices, and More
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.
From 3 Weeks to 3 Hours: How Signagelive Sped up Regression Testing by Switching to Automation
Learn how Signagelive built 500 tests in record time and dramatically sped up development cycles with automated tests.
A Detailed Comparison of Cypress vs. Selenium vs. Katalon Studio vs. Rainforest
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.
10 Codeless Test Automation Tools to Speed Up QA Testing
The right codeless test automation tools make it easy for anyone to speed up their QA process without trading quality.
The Snowplow Strategy: Improve Automation Test Coverage in Five 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 to Improving Quality and Making an Impact
Learn everything you need to know about how to automate testing and avoid common mistakes along the way.
How the Automation Fallback Method Can Help Your Test Automation Strategy
In this article, we’ll take a look at how automation fallback works, and why QA teams can benefit from incorporating it into their testing strategy.
Why Test Automation is More Expensive Than You Think
58% of quality owners reported test automation to be more expensive than expected. Learn the two biggest reasons test automation is costlier than forecasted
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.