The automated acceptance testing paradox - Created by Mark Winteringham / @2bittester © 2017

The automated acceptance testing paradox

Mark Winteringham

2bittester

mwtestconsultancy.co.uk

@2bittester

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A little bit of context

What's acceptable?

"Acceptance tests should reflect customers’ perception of when the job is done"

Gojko Adzic - https://gojko.net/2007/11/23/who-should-write-acceptance-tests/

"Acceptance tests are tests that define the business value each story must deliver"

Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory - Agile Testing pg493

Why automate?


http://jakegoulding.com/images/blog/bdd-cycle.png

The automated acceptance testing paradox

Automated Acceptance tests are for guiding not validating

'A failed check is an invitation to explore'

Wrapping up

  • Be aware of your assumptions
  • Use automated acceptance checks as guides
  • Other testing activities are required

Questions?

@2bittester