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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_2

2. From Manual to Automated Testing

Arnon Axelrod1 
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Matan, Israel
 

Let’s face it: we’re in the 21st century. There’s no reason why any repetitive task won’t be fully automated, especially in a high-tech environment! But still, a large portion of the manual tester’s job is performing regression tests,1 which is very repetitive. And obviously, doing it manually is much slower and error prone compared to what the computer can potentially do.

First Attempt: Record and Playback

So the first thought of anyone who wants to improve that process is to automate the manual tester’s job. There are several ways to achieve that as we’ll discuss throughout ...

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