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Complete Guide to Test Automation: Techniques, Practices, and Patterns for Building and Maintaining Effective Software Projects by Arnon Axelrod

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© Arnon Axelrod 2018
Arnon AxelrodComplete Guide to Test Automationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3832-5_1

1. The Value of Test Automation

Arnon Axelrod1 
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Matan, Israel
 

As this book is about test automation, it makes sense to start by defining what test automation is. However, without proper context, the definition may not be clear enough and may lead to more confusion than understanding. In fact, this topic is so broad and diverse that it’s hard to come up with a definition that is accurate, covers all the various types of test automation, and is also clear. My best shot for now would be something like “Using software to help in testing of another software,” but then again – I’m not sure how helpful it is. So instead of focusing on formal ...

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