A Continuous Testing Crash Course for Software Testers


Continuous testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as possible.

Why Do We Need to Rethink Our Approach to Testing?

The expectations associated with testing are changing–but legacy testing platforms aren’t keeping up. Legacy testing platforms take a “heavy” approach to testing. They rely on brittle scripts, deliver slow end-to-end regression test execution, and produce an overwhelming level of false positives. As a result, they’ve achieved limited success with test automation. The overall test automation rate is 18%, on average–8% for enterprises. In a polling question, the audience confirmed that the results of test automation have been so-so, at best.

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