DEV Community

Discussion on: Anatomy of test automation

alanmbarr profile image
Alan Barr • Edited

Most of the software problems stem from human communication issues. Conway's law. It is a belabored topic but ever-present and essential.

Thread Thread
alanmbarr profile image
Alan Barr

Anything related to server setup, repeatability, scalability. I wouldn't spend a lot of time unless I'm aware of non-functional requirements depending on your environment. I think that in a large enough business with shifting business models it might be nice to have someone thinking through and telling me: "This concept doesn't make sense anymore". That's fanciful, I'm also bored to death with UI automation ;)

Thread Thread
dowenb profile image
Ben Dowen

As our microservices architecture matures and working with skilled developers, I find fewer straight code bugs.

Problems with configuration and deployment remain plentiful as do bigger picture issues.

Being able to explore, learn and exercise the full stack end to end, from concept to production is privilege I enjoy as a quality expert.

I test and automate very few UIs. So there is that at least.

Thread Thread
jessekphillips profile image
Jesse Phillips

I love the repeatability of containers. Having the ability to stand up something for testing and each tester having their own. So many manual install fails.

I am definitely still very busy though.