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Automated Testing: 9 Reasons Why It’s Advantageous

This time on Coding as Creating, the title is quite self-explanatory, isn’t it? I mean, the automated testing [occasionally called “consecutive evaluation”] is believed to be a vital factor in terms of production in developmental projects. And that’s so because, well, it’s automated…

Products are in need of consecutive and progressive assessments.  But the most vital question that needs to be addressed is how to assess it in a permanent loop—and properly? Using agile and DevOps? Well, that was close. However, the best bet is to use programmed assessments.

It’s a series of scripts and codes to spot the most rampant flaws existing in various layers of software.

Ipso facto; we’re not here to talk about what it is, simply due to the information superhighway being full of articles on that. If you’re still struggling with the definition, head back to uncle Google.

1. Automated Testing Saves You Miss Minute & Mr. Benjamin

When applied professionally, the consecutive assessment will take place fast and cheap.

In comparison with former strategies such as manual assessment, this approach doesn’t need humans—let’s say Mostly if not ever. inversely, it can be applied, obviously, automatically.

So, no more extra expenses for manual testers are needed. Moreover, you’ll get the results much faster—because no more waiting for analyzing is required.

2. It Is Not a Needy Process

The best thing about consecutive assessments is that you can apply them whenever you want—and however you want.

You don’t have to wait for someone to show up to assess what you want to be assessed. And you’ll be capable of initializing the testing procedure at your own decision.

Predefined codes and scripts are the basics of such a testing procedure. So, it would not need any specific condition to inspect how the software reacts to commands on different occasions.

All you need to do is employ an “automated testing” engineer/expert to conduct the test. And the obtained upshot is going to be on the desk in no time flat. (how cool is that huh?).

3. It Shines When the Manuals Don’t!

Manual assessment is believed to be a prominent segment when it comes to developing software. nevertheless, there are several things that you can’t get when using such a testing system. For instance, running lengthy tests on different computers is possible through consecutive assessments.

Although manual testing is said to be necessary at the very initial phases of developing software, you’re likely to obtain valuable and solid upshot when the procedure of automated testing is skipped.

A manual tester will use SQL and log analysis to detect the flaws. And that’s great. But not necessarily enough!

When you want to conduct a major testing session, the only beneficial tool is, as you guessed, the consecutive assessment.

4. It’s a Must-Have for Both Programmers & Testers

You must be asking right now that how developers can employ this strategy?  What good would that do?! Well, that’s a pretty good question. Developers can use it to check the UI performance as well as the infrastructural factors.

For instance, when a developer wants to test the library of particular software, nothing comes in handy but the consecutive assessment.

However, it’s not only a developer who can benefit from such a tool. Those people who are interested in assessing and testing stuff can employ this strategy as well.

Imagine a team busy assessing, testing and trying so hard to detect and repair a particular issue, nothing is better than having such a tool. That’s the case because the team can re-do and reuse several predefined recorded scripts.

5. Things Are More Efficient When It’s There

It’s been suggested that the procedure of development is believed to be much more workmanlike by means of this testing process. Simply stated, since the method is time and budget-friendly, it’s not surprising that the outcomes look so reliable—and eventually efficient.

6. It Won’t Let You fall Behind the Flaws

When conducted professionally, the test can reveal the issues in no time. so, you can be sure that the software won’t face major problems in the future. Moreover, you’ll find yourself always one step ahead of the flaws. Doing so would allow you to have even more time left for repairing processes.

7. You Can Score a Bullseye Through Such Tests

As discussed earlier, the consecutive assessment is very accurate. Thanks to its predefined reliable codes and recorded scripts, it’s much easier to detect the issue accurately.

Manual testing processes are believed not to be that concise or accurate. And that’s because human testers may always fail to check every detail for issues.

However, the automated ones are based on computer testers—functioning through codes/scripts—which makes them more reliable.

8. You Can Have It On Your Side to Avoid the Cover-Ups

At its simplest, it doesn’t need some specific contexts or circumstances. You can cover more viewpoints and features of an application. In order to make it clearer, you can evaluate several areas and/or features at once—without being worried about its cost and accuracy.

As mentioned earlier, it’s even possible to run the same or various tests on several computers simultaneously. And this simply means you are likely to acquire additional understanding by implementing this strategy.

9. It Enables You to Recycle the Scripts and Employ them for the Next Round

The predefined codes and recorded scripts won’t go away. You’ll have them all the time. And it’s possible to reuse them for further consecutive assessments.

However, one thing to note is that they might need upgrades. Since your source codes will in a sense evolve as time goes, it’s never a not-a-good idea to do an update on the scripts or codes used for evaluation purposes.

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Alireza Chegini

He’s the author and founder at Coding as Creating who’s also a DevOps engineer at a Fin-Tech company. Alireza loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with others as he believes it equals earning. With his 20+ years of real-world software development experience, we believe that Alireza, our go-to, can make a huge impact on the industry!

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