Test automation

Shortening the feedback loop and increasing the quality of code.
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Toni Syvänen

Johan Bonneau

Published September 04, 2018

What Is Test automation?

Test automation allows teams to remove the slow and manual testing cycles related to software development. Test automation can include such things as:

  • Static code analysis
  • Linting
  • Unit tests
  • End-to-end tests
  • Security tests

Why Do Test automation?

  • It increases the code quality.

  • It shortens feedback loops.

  • It tells if your change broke some previously working code.

How to do Test automation?

These tests are typically executed by a build automation tool, for example Jenkins. Easy and quick tests should be ran right after building (compiling) your application, such as unit tests and static code analysis. Also many of these tests can be run in parallel, decreasing the overall time taken to run the tests.

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