Conscientious Test Automation

Often, automated tools and acceptance tests are thrown at everything in a software startup environment, in hopes that by ‘covering’ the regression, the software will be ‘tested.’ However, in building an automated suite from the ground up, it is important to consider what you are automating and why. Rather than automating everything, using BDD test principles and an agile process can facilitate building an automated acceptance suite in a conscientious manner that meets the needs of the business and end users.

Session Takeaways:

  • Approach complex software and determine what is best fit for automation.
  • Using agile principles, break down complex software into smaller pieces to automate.
  • Red Green Refactor and deciding when something is ‘done’.
  • Mindfulness and qualitative research practices as a fresh lens for approaching the work of automation.

Agile Automation Test Strategy
Location: Wayland Date: October 8, 2015 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Jessica Ingrassellino