Tests should save our money and time. How is it that they often become the stumbling block and slow down the work? They fail every time you try to do some refactoring and are difficult to maintain ultimately increasing the cost of software maintenance.
Skilled software testing has not fit well into the culture of Agile development. Agile was not created by testers, or with testers, or with deep testing in mind. As a result, people who study and practice the testing discipline have done so largely outside of Agile culture. To help fix this, the “Agile Testing Quadrants” should help you explain a better way for testing and development to coexist.
Agile development is a big thing nowadays. Almost every project wants to deliver value as quick as possible, but not all of them succeed because of the share amount of work most projects require. But what if you could actually deliver 2 times more value, but 3 times less features? Behat is an open source Behavior Driven Development (BDD) framework for PHP inspired by the Ruby Cucumber BDD framework.
One of the current theory about testing is that programmers take care of the unit tests and QA people manage the higher levels of the testing pyramid. In his blog post, Kenny Cruden discusses the fact that this theoretical approach can work in practice.