VIPUL GOYAL - Sr. Engineering Manager, Tread.io
SCALABILITY AND TEST AUTOMATION
Success in test automation does not start from writing down automation scripts, rather begins from the stage where app code is been designed. Planning, designing, and implementing with care is what makes test automation reliable, flexible and scalable.
Automation is not automatic. It involves the organization of thoughts and understanding of architecture.
For those teams that are considering a major expansion of their automated environment, it may be necessary to step back, think more carefully about the goals of testing automation, and look more closely at what should be automated.
"Everything needs to be Automation" this is an overrated quote, which is actually way away from the truth.
Everyone needs to understand the scope, time, resources, knowledge, and most important ROI of the automation code which is being written.
Creating, configuring, and running scalable automated tests won’t succeed without a thoughtful, methodical approach.