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China Summary Translation: 'Accelerate Development With Automated Testing'

Published: 09 October 2017

ID: G00340475

Analyst(s): Joachim Herschmann


Application leaders who are modernizing software development need to look at software testing as more than just a way to reduce bugs in an application and mitigate associated risks. When implemented correctly, automated testing is essential to a highly productive software development organization.

Table Of Contents



Accelerate Development With Automated Testing

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations


  • What You Need to Know


  • Combine Coding and Testing Into a Single Activity
  • Write Automated Tests Before the Code Based on the Acceptance Criteria of the Requirements
    • Test-Driven Development
    • Behavior-Driven Development and Acceptance-Test-Driven Development
  • Structure Tests Using the Test Automation Pyramid
    • Unit Tests
    • Static Code Analysis
    • Component Tests
    • API and Service Layer Tests
    • Acceptance Tests
    • Integration Tests
    • UI Tests
    • Specialized Tests
  • Continuously Test Your Codebase Using Automated Tests

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