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Testing Automation: 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 wider business processes.

What you'll learn

Software can be costly to develop, error-prone, and hard to release to production. In this course, Testing Automation: The Big Picture, you'll learn the different types of automated tests that can be created, the various trade-offs involved, and how it can benefit you. First, you'll explore the potential business value of automated tests. Next, you'll cover the difference between unit integration and other types of 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 can be an enabler for increased business value, and how to start implementing or refining the use of automated tests within your organization.

Course FAQ

What is test automation?

In Software testing, test automation is a way to test and compare the actual outcome with the expected outcome by automating testing tasks that are hard to do manually.

Why do we need test automation?

Some of the benefits of Automation Testing are:

  • Continuous delivery and continuous testing
  • It is much faster than manual testing
  • Guarantees consistency
  • Saves time and money
  • Reliability in results
  • Overall improved efficiency
Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about test automation, how to properly perform it, and where it fits in your business model.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn about:

  • The business value of automated tests
  • What automated testing is
  • The different types of automated tests
  • Automated testing within the software development process
  • Automation testing tools and techniques
  • Much more
Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This course assumes no prior knowledge of test automation or any specific platform, programming language, or eco system.

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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