Test Automation during Development: A Paradigm Shift

Whether you’re a developer, tester, or manager, you’ve probably heard, “Test your code as you write it.” That’s a common mantra among development teams today, yet for many, it remains a lofty goal as opposed to a reality.

Three years ago, all of Coverity’s end-to-end tests were manual. After a transformation of the test processes, 97 percent of the end-to-end tests are now automated, and a full round of end-to-end tests can be completed in two days. Today Coverity uses tools such as Selenium WebDriver and TestNG, and the maintenance release cycle has been reduced from two weeks to three days.

Take back the top three lessons Coverity learned in its automation journey, including initiating a set of passing tests that must be in place before a feature is declared accepted and how to focus automated test development and test execution based on the impact of changes to the software.

Listen to this on-demand webinar and Andreas Kuehlmann, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Coverity, will discuss:

  • The value of automated testing during development
  • The impact of test automation on the organization and the business
  • Why code coverage tools are not sufficient to determine the adequacy of testing
  • How to drive accountability for testing across the development lifecycle