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Best Practices in Agile: Accelerate Development With Automated Testing

Published: 15 May 2012

ID: G00230092

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson

Summary

More than just a way to mitigate the risks posed by bugs in an application, automated testing is an essential component to highly productive software delivery.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • Stable Code
  • Continuous Testing
  • Automated Test Strata
    • Unit Tests
    • Additional Test Layers
    • Module Tests
    • Acceptance Tests
    • Integration Tests
    • Scalability and Performance Tests
  • Write Tests When They Are Most Useful
    • Test-Driven Development
    • Behavior-Driven Development and Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  • Dealing With Legacy Code
  • What about Quality Software?

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