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Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Janet Gregory, Lisa Crispin

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Chapter 13 Why We Want to Automate Tests and What Holds Us Back

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Why do we automate testing, the build process, deployment, and other tasks? Agile teams focus on always having working software, which enables them to release production-ready software as often as needed. Achieving this goal requires constant testing. In this chapter, we look at reasons we want to automate and the challenges that make it hard to get traction on automation.

Why Automate?

There are multiple reasons to automate besides our saying you need to have automation to be successful using agile. Our list includes the following:

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