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Apache JMeter by Emily H. Halili

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To Automate or Not to Automate—Some Hints

The previous paragraph cautions against using automation to replace manual testing, putting you, the reader (or the tester) in an awkward predicament. However, let us think about an average-case scenario: You are pressed against a tight budget and schedule, and you are sure that manually regression testing the application completely would only leave you and your team physically and mentally exhausted. Would automation help you test, if not any better, at least faster? Some hints may just help you decide:

  • Pick a good time to start automating:

    Automation is best used after the tester has grasped the fundamental testing skills and concepts through manual testing experience. Another good time is when the tests ...

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