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Adjusting test size for large systems with dependency scope

When I am consulted for automated testing projects, I often find that the teams are familiar with unit tests and whole-system tests (think end-to-end tests driven through the GUI, designed to replace manual tests). However I find that teams have trouble defining tests in between the sizes of “unit” and “everything”. Developers sometimes start from unit tests and make them a little bigger (e.g. “integration tests”), and testers often start from whole-system tests and make them a little smaller (e.g. API tests). This works fine when the system under test...


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Published By: The Testing Planet - Wednesday, 6 June, 2018