The Religious War About Test Automation
As technology advances, success stories about test automation proliferate. On the other hand, protagonists of exploratory testing counter that only creative human work deserves the word “testing”. So, whom should we believe?
The author takes a closer look at the costs and benefits of automating dynamic testing activities. From automating test execution alone, he proceeds to test implementation and design. Orientation is provided by the ISTQB syllabi and glossary. Finally, he addresses the controversial question of whether test automation is a new silver bullet or a delusion.