Test Automation Problems
Test Automation problems from planning and resourcing to setup, implementation and integration. Pitfalls. Impact. Suggested points of consideration. Online references.
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1. All the articles referenced here are hosted on independent web-sites. Navigate there at your own risk. Please inform me if you find a broken link or a referenced material does not match the title provided.
2. At the moment they were referenced here, all the articles were published by their owners in open public access. However, if authors or copyright holders will express their wish for their materials not to be referenced here, I will change or remove the reference to the extent of our mutual satisfaction.
3. I do not necessary share the same point on ideas and opinions expressed in the articles. Some points are definitely controversial. Other might be oversimplified. But they are all worth reading for someone interested in Test Automation and its role in Software Testing.
Authors and articles
Linda Wilkinson, “I can name that tune in…“
Cem Kaner, “Improving the maintainability of automated test suites.”
Cem Kaner, “Software test automation: A real-world problem.“
Cem Kaner, “Architectures of test automation.”
James Bach, “Test Automation Snake Oil “
Elfriede Dustin, ”Lessons in Test Automation.”
Bret Pettichord, “Seven Steps to Test Automation Success.”
Dave Kelly, “Software Test Automation and the Product Life Cycle.”
Jonathan Kohl, “Automation Politics 101.”