The Value of Test Automation
As this book is about test automation, it makes sense to start by defining what test automation is. However, without proper context, the definition may not be clear enough and may lead to more confusion than understanding. In fact, this topic is so broad and diverse that it’s hard to come up with a definition that is accurate, covers all the various types of test automation, and is also clear. My best shot for now would be something like “Using software to help in testing of another software,” but then again – I’m not sure how helpful it is. So instead of focusing on formal definitions, the first part of the book is dedicated to examining this broad topic from multiple angles, and eventually it will be crystal clear what test automation really is. And equally important – what it isn’t!