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Discussion on: I've Built Test Automation for 20 Years, Ask Me Anything!

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Unit testing is essential, whether TDD or a little more tardy. For my GitHub projects and their gems, I almost always do TDD (but sometimes I'm a little tardy).

Most agree that some manual testing is also essential, especially exploratory testing.

I'm not a fan of E2E, but instead prefer crafty testing of the segments along the E2E path. E2E is expensive to build, often runs slowly, and can make errors difficult to isolate.