Test Automation and Architecture
Because the vast majority of manual tests is done through the UI, and on a complete system that attempts to mimic the production environment as much as possible, it is often assumed that this is also the right approach for automated tests. However, as we already discussed in Chapter 2, there are different considerations for manual tests and for automated ones. In this chapter we’ll discuss some strategic considerations about the architecture of the test automation. As we’ll see, the considerations about the architecture of the test automation are tightly related to the architecture of the SUT.