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“Lord what fools these mortals be”

….Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A line from the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. A mischievous fairy, Puck, addressing his king, is commenting on the folly of the human beings who have come into his forest.

Well here’s a 21st-century folly, writing code to test code.

When you want to test that major application made up of millions of lines of code and decide the only way to do it is by writing another piece of code, aren’t you creating something else that needs testing?

Now you need to write yet another piece of code to test the first piece, then a third piece to test the second. Then a fourth and fifth and sixth… you get the idea?

The only way out of this dilemma is a code-free approach. It enables automation to be created quickly either from scratch or from prior manual tests while being robust, easy to build, easy to maintain when change is required.

Before you go completely nuts, we will show you how to get some sanity back into your testing.

With a final nod to Mr. S.

“Take pains, be perfect, adieu.” Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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