Talk About Quality

Tom Harris

Automated Testing is Blind

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Automated testing is essential for test-driven development, and for regression testing. But remember:

  1. If you have a system that runs automated tests, look at the results. Leaving it on “FAIL” won’t help.
  2. Supplement with adversarial testing, to catch what only the human eye sees

Still not sure?

Okay, what test was ignored or missed before releasing this context-sensitive advertising software?

(all relevant credit to The New York Times)

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Written by Tom Harris

October 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

Posted in Testing

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