As software testers, there is often significant pressure to “automate all the things”.
However what often happens in this scenario is that you are left with a mountain of complicated automated test scripts that are flakier than a box full of pastries.
Instead of returning high value information from your tests, you find yourself in a never ending treadmill of pain rebuilding your tests.
So how do we escape this trap?
In 2019 Richard Bradshaw and Mark Winteringham from the Ministry of Testing came up with a mnemonic to help guide better test design.
In this talk we’ll discuss each portion of the TRIMS mneumonic