Role Of Automation Testing in Continuous Testing LandScape?
In the recent past, testing was done in a manner that it was said to be a time-consuming phase which usually took place after development phase was done. To boost its effectiveness, many organizations are now shifting to a continuous testing (CT) approach which is an activity embedded in all phases of project development. This practice of beginning testing side by side with development along with shortening the long test cycles and to focus on problem-prevention rather than detection is very well accepted by the market as Continuous Testing which is encouraging the culture of 'fail early and fail often.' This is surely different approch than the orthodox validation, Now, instead of continuous deployment and continuous integration taking place separately, the three practices are being conducted in sync.
On the other side, for automation, testers have been wrestling with it since long still most of the projects are not satisfied with the current level of automation. With the change in the approach of any application is been architected.
CI and Automation does not go hand in hand. CI will always much needed and will always considered to be of higher propriety than simple automation.
As in CI, we can’t create and execute realistic tests fast enough or frequently enough. The constant application change results in overwhelming amounts of false positives and requires a seemingly never-ending amount of test maintenance.
Is there any automation tool that provides instantly the ease of continuous testing ? How to go about it. Any views?