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Chapter 8. Automated Acceptance Testing

Introduction

Figure 8.1 The acceptance test stage

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In this chapter we will explore automated acceptance testing, and its place in the deployment pipeline, in a little more detail. Acceptance tests are a crucial stage in the deployment pipeline: They take delivery teams beyond basic continuous integration. Once you have automated acceptance tests in place, you are testing the business acceptance criteria of your application, that is, validating that it provides users with valuable functionality. Acceptance tests are typically run against every version of your software that passes the commit tests. The workflow ...

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