Automation, the good, the bad and the ugly – Raluca Morariu – Agile on the Beach Conference 2017

In this session from Agile On The Beach 2017 entitled ‘Automation, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, Raluca Morris discusses her experiences of automation in the context of continuous delivery.

“When I first heard of automation(in the context of continuous delivery) I though it is the holy grail of testing that will save me time and make testing better. Although the previous two statements are true, what I have learned over the last three and a half years is that it can be both good and bad, and sometimes ugly.”

In this session Raluca explains what she has learnt learned through doing it everyday, what mistakes she’s made and also what success looks like. Key points – automation will challenge you like no other but it will be fun and rewarding to overcome those challenges – automation done badly can do more harm then good – how to start automation on a project and where does that lead you

Raluca Morariu Romania Delivery Manager PaddyPowerBetfair

I’ve been in the software industry for 10 years now. Started as a developer back in 2006 and for the last three and a half years have been working as a tester. As of recent times I am a Delivery Manager with PaddyPowerBetfair and I am an evangelist of continuous delivery and automation, having developed an in house framework to facilitate the development of automated tests and integrating them into continuous delivery.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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