Five Fallacies About Test Automation

Five common misunderstandings about test automation lead to trouble but can be minimized or avoided.

The talk describes the five fallacies (listed below), explains why each is not true, and goes into some of the implications and possible actions to avoid trouble over them.

The five fallacies are:

  1. Automated tests find lots of defects
  2. Good automated tests can be made from existing manual tests
  3. Automated tests will run until they find an error
  4. More automated regression tests is always better
  5. Automating results comparison is easy

Session Takeaways:

  • Understanding the value of automated tests for finding defects.
  • The differences between manual and automated tests.
  • The maintenance requirements for automated tests.
  • Some types of errors in automated testing.
  • The difficulties with most automated results comparisons.

Location: Ashland Date: October 7, 2015 Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am Doug Hoffman Doug Hoffman