Improving Test Automation Code and Strategy
Automation has gone from optional to mandatory in the past few years when it comes to developing software at speed. It has led teams and especially testers to adapt and evolve together with new technologies for coping with the automation needs. No matter the original motivation, you might have somehow ended up crafting a strategy for doing test automation. Now the question is, how did it mature? When was the last time you actually took a moment to do a little retrospective regarding your automation strategy? More so, when was the last time that someone reviewed the scripts themselves?
We will share our experience reviewing the test strategy of multiple projects and teams, paying special attention to the quality of our automation efforts. By doing this we will try to show you how every detail counts, since asking the right questions at the right time, validating the way we are picking our selectors, making sure there is proper communication between the automators and the rest of the team, to taking a step back when it is necessary, to assess the current situation and how could be improved if it could be or changed towards a different direction.