8 ways to rev up your app testingTest tooling often starts out with fast, furious feedback. Over time, programmers add features, testers add tests, and test runs take longer and longer. To keep busy, technical staff work on something else while they wait. Eventually test results are so slow that results are no longer valid, or, if valid, take archeologists to figure out. All of this could be prevented by faster feedback.
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Perhaps you go to a department or company all-staff meeting. The VP of engineering, or perhaps the CEO, talks about...the new imperative for the company. The next two years will be the most challenging the company has ever experienced; the need for new features and products is more insatiable than ever before. Then, toward the end, sandwiched between two demos, he says, "And the way we are going to get there is through a test automation strategy." You turn to your boss and mouth: "What? How? Really?"
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Selecting a term
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