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Pattern summary

Keep in touch with the tester, automation and development community in order to stay informed about new tools, methods, patterns etc.

Category

Process

Context

This pattern is always useful

Description

Stay informed about new tools, methods or patterns that can help you make your own automation effort more efficient.

Implementation

There are lot's of ways to keep in touch. Here some suggestions:

  • Visit testing or development conferences. They usually also feature an expo where the newest tools can be appraised
  • Visit this wiki regularly
  • Visit specialized blogs or forums
  • Look out for new reference books
  • Speak with testers, developers or automators from other companies or departments

Potential problems

Don't run after every fad!

Issues addressed by this pattern

AUTOMATION DECAY

Experiences

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