“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
Maybe test automation, he thought… doesn’t have to be so painful.
Maybe automation perhaps means a little bit more!”
Had our Grinch learnt that test automation need not be the burden that it has been in the past he may never have become a prisoner of his own trade and a sad, lonely creature.
The future of software test automation should not depend on a scripting language. It should still address application complexity and the dynamic nature of today’s applications. At the same time, it should empower the software delivery team as a whole.
The Grinch’s plan failed because his colleagues found a test automation solution that featured:
- No scripting language
- Speedy implementation
- Scripts that update themselves when applications change
- Assistance for manual and user acceptance testing
- Database testing
Finally, a test automation solution that is easy to use, easy to maintain and has no complex scripting language!
Well, in Testville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.
The true meaning of testing came shining through, hooray!
An extract from “A Tester’s Winter Tale, How the Grinch stole scripting.”
A little festive fun with a serious thread that will resonate with all those involved in project delivery and software testing.
With apologies to Dr.Seuss author of “How the Grinch stole Christmas”