Gartner Research

Accelerate Development With Automated Testing

Published: 30 December 2013

ID: G00259047

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson


IT leaders need to look at software testing as more than just a way to mitigate the risks posed by bugs in an application. Implemented correctly, automated testing is an essential component to a highly productive software development organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • What You Need to Know


  • Keep Your Codebase Stable
  • Continuously Test Your Codebase
  • Structure Tests Using the Automated Test Pyramid
    • Unit Tests
    • Component Tests
    • Service/API Tests
    • Acceptance Tests
    • Integration Tests
    • UI Tests
    • Specialized Tests
  • Write Tests Before the Code
    • Test-Driven Development
    • Behavior-Driven Development and Acceptance-Test-Driven Development
  • Take a Pragmatic and Incremental Approach to Build Test Suites for Legacy Code

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