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Automation Testing: The Evolution of Automated Test Cases

Automation Testing: The Evolution of Automated Test Cases
Written by Ragini Salampure

Automation testing is a process that involves automation of the application under test. It can be done using manual scripting, or with any automation tool which has been programmed to drive the application and check for expected results. Automated tests are written in programming languages such as Java, Python, Ruby etc., and can be run over and over again without any human intervention. In this blog post I will discuss automation testing from its early days to its current evolution so you understand what automation means today.

Cost Savings of Automation

The cost savings of automation are well-known, and while a manual test may be more expensive in the short run it will ultimately end up costing you. This is because as software developers work on adding new features or changing older ones repetitive tasks need to be done which eventually leads back towards increased effort for humans who were already doing them before – but not with automations! The benefits however do not stop there; when an automated system fails there’s no chance that crucial data could get lost due to human error like what happened during Hurricane Sandy after nearly 30% power failures left 300 million people without internet access across North America (Pandya 2014).

There really isn’t anything inherently wrong about automation testing; automation is meant to improve efficiency, accuracy and most importantly the quality of your product. If you’re not convinced that automation will do this for you then consider another great example: when companies like Netflix or Youtube deploy new code they use automation tools which helps them through their continuous delivery process (Larman & Basili 2004).

Another automation case study is automation testing of websites. Today some web-based applications are so complex that quality assurance automation engineers spend all their time just maintaining existing automation test cases, writing new automation scripts and replaying the results on a regular basis.

Timely feedback: Everyone knows that test automation undertaken with the aid of Cypress is going to accelerate regression testing, machines are known for their speed and this would be best when it comes down to how quickly a machine can execute regressions.

Automation Testing

Automated testing is going to take care of mundane and repetitive tasks. They might spend time on formulating new test cases, reviewing the results from those tests or undertaking any type that would be difficult for an automated system to tackle  which leads us into having less monotonous work as we engage testers in day-to-day activities instead! A set up like this can lead a company’s quality improve drastically over all because you’re not only saving money by not assigning people who do nothing but read code all day long; doing so also allows them more freedom when it comes down choosing what kind projects need attention at any given moment based off their skill sets and interests.

What automation testing is used for?

Automation testing can be done in several cases, including: regression automation tests which focus on ensuring that a previously developed functionality has not been broken or changed as part of new changes and or releases; smoke automation test suite these are the first set of automated tests performed over an application to determine how to tell if an id is fake a build is stable, often using automation tools that have been developed specifically for this purpose; user interface automation tests these are used to determine whether or not an application front end GUI will render correctly and is useful in identifying any layout issues with the page.

In summary, automation test cases can be set up fast as they run on automation machines and can cover a lot of scenarios which humans cannot do. Automation testing is becoming more popular today.

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