Chapter 8

Agile Automation

Over the last decade, agile methodology has emerged from obscurity to most widely used software development methodology. Traditional approach of automation was designed to meet traditional development approach expectations. It no longer meets the expectations set by agile development approach. In traditional automation approach, automation activities started after application reached a specific state of stability; while in agile development methodology, automation is expected to start in parallel to the application development. That is, the automation activities should start even before application GUI is ready. Previously, test automation scope was limited to regression runs. In agile methodology, ...

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