Benjamin Bischoff, Test Automation Engineer (SDET) at trivago N.V. (ex Ubisoft)
There are different ways to monitor a system to ensure its performance, stability, reliability and resilience. Along with the "usual suspects", we also use end to end tests for this purpose.
Since I have been an amateur magician for the last 34 years, this subject naturally influences my thinking on software. This post will kick off a little series on magic principles in relation to test automation.
Lately, I have been thinking about the old discussion about the purpose, pros and cons of automated tests.
There are different opinions when it comes to test automation and I will try to break them down one by one.