Chapter 8. Automated Testing: Selected Best Practices

To be most effective, automated software testing should be treated as a software development project. Like software application development, the test development effort requires careful analysis and design based on detailed requirements. This section covers using selected automated testing best practices—for example, how best to apply capture/playback technologies in a testing effort, and the pitfalls associated with using this type of automation technique. Automating regression tests, automated software builds, and smoke tests are additional automated testing practices discussed in this section.

The automated testing tools currently on the market are not always compatible with all environments ...

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