By default most software teams develop and deploy code in bi-weekly intervals. Often this code has already gone through the rigorous scrutiny of multiple tester eyes, only to become a string of code the team is satisfied with. For most teams, the last few days are reserved for regression testing before they can deploy, but is this really enough time to turnout quality code from thin air? In this SearchSoftwareQuality podcast, tester, blogger and speaker, Matt Heusser explains why he believes full automation in testing is just not possible, other agile and automation topics which include:
- Test driven development and automated unit tests
- Other ways to explain automation of tests
- When Heusser recommends a automated test be performed
- ways to accelerate the testing process
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About the author: Matt Heusser is a technical staff member of SocialText, which he joined in 2008 after 11 years of developing, testing and/or managing software projects. He teaches informaton systems courses at Calvin College and is the original lead organizer of the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, now in it's fourth year. He writes about the dynamics of testing and development on his blog,Creative Chaos.
This was first published in October 2009