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.
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.
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
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
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.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name's Jason Roberts, welcome to my course, Testing Automation: The Big Picture. I'm a Microsoft MVP, freelance developer, and author. In this course, we're going to learn what automated testing is, the types of test we can write, and how testing automation fits in with the rest of the business. Some of the major topics that we'll cover in this course include what the potential business value of automated tests are, the difference between units, integration, and other types of tests, how many of each type of test to write, and how they fit in with continuous integration and deployment. By the end of this course you'll understand how automated tests can reduce costs, create happier teams and end users, and improve long term delivery speeds. No prior knowledge of testing automation is required before starting this course, nor is any platform, language, or eco system specific knowledge. I hope you'll join me on this journey with the Testing Automation: The Big Picture course, at Pluralsight.