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.