Automation Made Awesome – I’ll show YOU how.


Test automation, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed. You can do better! I’ll show you how to succeed with all your test automation efforts and I’ll try to do it in a way I hope your find helpful and fun. Wait a minute — Fun? Yes! I find software test automation fun. In fact, I love it. But I also believe there is nothing worse than a boring technical blog.

So what this all about? Well you’re in the right place if you want to learn more about

  • 100% Free Test Automation Awesomeness How-Tos
  • Tips and Tricks for using test automation tools like Selenium, soapUI and HP tools including UFT/QTP, ALM, LoadRunner, and HP Diagnostics
  • Test Automation video tutorials
  • Discover how to avoid flaky tests
  • HP updates and patch alerts
  • Creating and running successful performance tests
  • Info on new open source test tools
  • Tech book reviews
  • Podcast interviews from some of the biggest leaders in the testing industry
  • A quick chuckle thanks to my off-beat style


I’m Joe. I’m a test automation architect for a large Fortune 100 company. Luckily I’m able work 100% remotely from home in R.I. I hate cubicles and commuting. I’m also the founder of this blog, and the podcast, TestTalks where I focus on helping people and organizations succeed with automation awesomeness.

I’m also a digital content creator who loves to share information through my blog, podcasts, videos, courses and books.

So Why the Joe Colantonio Blog?

Simply put, my mission is to help individuals and organizations succeed with testing automation awesomeness. With this blog, I’m hoping that the work I’m doing with automation can help you reach your goals as well as learn from my automation wins and failures. I share what I learn in the actual testing trenches each day.

Speaker and Presenter

The Basics of API Testing Using HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

Podcasts I’ve Been Interviewed On

John Sonmez: Joe Colantonio is Taking Personal Branding to the Next Level:

Developer on Fire Podcast: Episode 015 – Joe Colantonio – Delivering Automation Awesomeness

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My Story

You might say I was born to tests – literally. I was a breach baby. My first test case was to find out what happens when you try to be born feet first instead of head first like most normal people are. Luckily, that scenario passed.

Before starting my professional career as an automation engineer, I had dreams of becoming a famous guitar player. For years I could rarely be found without a guitar in my hands. Later I even attended Berklee College of music, only to become discouraged when I came to the realization that the rock and roll lifestyle was not for me.

Then one day while recording guitar tracks on my computer I had an epiphany. The things I most loved about playing an instrument – the constant learning curve and need for creativity and improvisation, combined with my gift/curse for breaking everything I touched – were skills that could also apply to a career in technology, and BAM!! – a software test automation engineer was born.

Since that time, I’ve been committed to using my creative skills to craft and implement numerous successful performance and automation solutions using both commercially available tools, open-source and home grown solutions for many companies, including GTECH, OneBeacon Insurance, VeriSign and GE.

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