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Automatic Testing Awareness

Does automatic testing solve all the testing needs? Does it solve more than it creates? Can we minimize the problems that it creates? Does discipline approach help? Well, most of the Automatic testing problems and needs can be solved but still lets be aware.

Outdated Scripts process Automatic testing can be written under object oriented design rules, but in many cases it is still arranged as modules, and some of the code or actions, with time become duplicated. After a while, the application which the automatic testing is working on, changes and upgraded, now we need to update all those scripts, some we don't even remember and with time they become useless. As many upgrades and changes the SUT will have, as much automatic scripts updates we will require. This problem exists on any automatic testing frameworks.

Flexibility awareness Many of the available tools have a selling point that they make writing automated tests quick and easy. To do this they rely on simplified scripting languages, which don't allow access to external resources or publicly developed and supported libraries. The languages also often limit the extent of abstraction and reuse, or at the least do not encourage good coding practices for maintainability over the long run. To make scripting easier, the tools lose the complexity of a full language, so organizations can only feasibly test the easier problems, missing most of the unique value of automation. Because of the lack of flexibility, it is common to see organizations needing several different tools for web testing, desktop GUI testing, client/server testing, load testing, etc. Now testers have to learn many simplified scripting languages, so in the long run it may not be so simple to learn.

Automatic and Manual testing sync For both automated and manual testing, test cases which document the steps required to pass the business rules, are the base of any test plan. Because automated scripts are usually managed separate from the test cases, the automated scripts and the test cases have a high probability of getting out of sync. Soon, no one knows whether the test case or the test script represent the current state of the application.

Cover it all In many cases, the data being tested cannot be easily separated from the actual test script. This requires creating several test scripts or requiring the data to be included in the code itself. in order to test the many small rules of a single business rule. This not only requires extra work to test a that single feature, but it also makes it a nightmare to maintain the test scripts that only differ in the data being used to test the application.

Validating the software stages Many of the automated testing frameworks available don't take the lifecycle of a product into consideration. A product must go through development, alpha testing, beta testing, and performance testing before it reaches the masses. Because of the infeasibility of editing large numbers of scripts, many organizations only run their automated tests against one environment, thus missing opportunities for validation and regression testing as the application advances in the product lifecycle.

Learning curve Most testing tools require learning a propriety language or technology. This makes it harder to find experienced people, which restricts a company's options in selecting testing tools. The narrow applicability of proprietary technologies may also deter current employees from acquiring a more in-depth knowledge of the tool.

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