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Automated Testing: The Big Picture

by Jason Roberts

Automated tests are crucial to reducing costs and releasing features quickly. This course will teach you how automated tests benefit the business, the different types of tests that can be created, and how they fit within the software development process.

What you'll learn

Software can be costly to develop, error-prone, and hard to release to production. In this course, Automated Testing: The Big Picture, you'll learn the different types of automated tests that can be created, the various trade-offs involved, and what the benefits are. First, you'll explore the potential business value of automated tests. Next, you'll discover the difference between unit, integration, and other tests, along with understanding how many of each test to write. Finally, you'll discover how tests fit in with continuous integration and deployment. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how automated tests are an enabler for increased business value, and how to start implementing or refining the use of automated tests within your organization.

About the author

With over 15 years of experience in both frontend and backend software development, Jason Roberts is a freelance developer, trainer, and author. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computing, is the author of several books, and writes at his blog Jason is an open source contributor and in addition to enterprise software development, he has designed and developed Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

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