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Optimizing Test Automation Maximizing Efficiency and Reducing Costs

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Ready to supercharge your test automation and launch your startup to new heights? Elevate your company's efficiencies with insights from Chris Harbert, Founder and CEO of Testery, on mastering test automation and scaling globally.

Forget the tired advice about needing a Silicon Valley address. Chris defied the odds, building a thriving remote-first company from his home base in Columbia, Missouri. We'll unpack his journey, from the early days of bootstrapping to tackling the challenges of scaling millions of tests daily.

But it's not just about bragging rights. Chris gets real about the software testing trenches, sharing the nitty-gritty of managing 3,000 concurrent tests and navigating a crowded market. He reveals the secrets to his success, including finding your niche and embracing cutting-edge tools like Playwright and Cypress.

Looking ahead, Matt and Chris explore the future of testing, where low-code and no-code solutions are changing the game. Plus, Chris shares his hard-won entrepreneurial wisdom, from facing rejection to the mental toughness needed to weather storms like economic downturns and business successes.

This episode is packed with actionable insights, whether you're a seasoned QA engineer or a wide-eyed startup founder. So, grab your headphones, hit play, and join us as we optimize your test automation journey with Matt Watson and Chris Harbert!


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Discussion Point Timestamps:

  • Starting a tech company in Columbia, MO. 1:35
  • Scaling test automation at scale with reliability. 7:15
  • Software testing challenges at scale. 12:49
  • Software testing challenges and opportunities in a crowded market. 17:29
  • Software testing and development trends. 22:35
  • Risk-taking and success in the tech industry. 27:37
  • Resilience and staying motivated despite challenges. 33:33
  • Sales and scaling a business. 37:45
  • Balancing product development for small and large businesses. 41:55
  • Startup success, testing, and podcasting. 46:25


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