When Should You Automate Your Testing?
Although it sounds counterintuitive, manual testing still plays a large role in automation. In truth, manual testing will never go away. While automation is all the rage, there are instances when manual testing is preferable over automation. Knowing when to employ one tactic over the other can be helpful in reaching your goals.
Modern software development requires delivering a finished product more quickly and efficiently than ever before. The cloud and DevOps enable greater collaboration, but they also accelerate the application delivery process, often straining existing testing resources and processes. We’re shifting from big, infrequent releases to a fast-paced rolling schedule of iterative change. There’s a growing realization that the whole team is responsible for getting the product into the hands of consumers and meeting their expectations.