This is a new entry in the series "Magic principles in test automation". Today, it is about direction and misdirection. To read the last one, please check out Magic principles in test automation: Clarity.
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.
A little disclaimer first: this is not about bragging! I would just like to take the oportunity to tell you a little bit about my journey into test automation. In fact I presented this during the Nordic Testing Days 2019 conference in Tallinn, Estonia.
I was part of a panel discussion about testing horror stories at Selenium Conference Berlin 2017.