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Software Testing Automation: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

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Different people from the software testing field can have completely opposing opinions about the process of test automation. Sometimes it happens that after a while, the initial expectations and hopes of this substantially costly investment are not justified at all. In simple words, test automation does not bring the expected profits. In this article, we will try to understand why such situations happen and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Be nice: share this knowledgeshare share tweet share email 

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Deep Oracles: Multiplying the Value of Automated Tests

August 12, 2019 0

One of the most widely touted drawbacks of the automated tests is that they work in strictly bounded context. They can only detect problems for which they are specifically programmed. The standard automated test has a bunch of assertions in the last step. By definition, an automated test cannot detect an ‘unknown’ problem. Because of their narrow focus, the automated tests are occasionally compared to dumb robots. It takes a lot of time and effort to write and support them however their return on investment is still marginal.

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The software development trend that shifts the target platform from the desktop to web, cloud and mobile applications has fostered the development of load testing services and performance testing tools on the web. It is an obvious option to use web-based load testing tools for applications that can be accessed by web users. This article presents the free offers from commercial web load testing services providers.

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