25: Halloween Special : The Top 6 Test Automation Anti-Patterns You Should be Scared of

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The Top 6 Test Automation Anti-Patterns You Should be Scared of

Does your company practice some wicked test automation anti-patterns that make your skin crawl? Do you feel like you are surrounded by mindless, automation- ignorant zombies?

Grab your silver bullets, crucifix and holy water as we take a look at the horror of the top six automation anti-patterns. Discover how to drive a wooden stake into the heart of these evil practices and rid your tests of them forever.

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The top 6 automation anti-patterns are:

  • Record and Playback
  • Not planning your test framework approach before you begin coding
  • Not making your test framework maintainable by separating your framework out into layers
  • Over automating — creating more and more test automation scripts even if your current tests are not reliable
  • Not having a test data management plan in place
  • Treating automation as a checkbox for your definition of “done”


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