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Automating Regression Testing

In my last blog post I described how we have got rid of step by step test cases but didn’t have any automated regression tests. Since then we have embarked on a test automation journey and we are building up a suite of automated regression tests.
In some of my older posts on unit and integration testing I talked about “valuable” automated tests. In summary, a valuable automated test is one which: Has a high chance of catching a regression errorHas a low chance of producing a false positiveProvides fast feedbackHas low maintenance costThe more code that is covered, the more chance there is of catching a regression error. End to End (E2E) tests are good for this but feedback is often too slow. So how do we make E2E automated tests more valuable? They already have a high chance of catching a regression error and a low chance of producing a false positive but they tend to be slow and have a high maintenance cost. How can we improve those two aspects? A good way to do this is NOT to automat…