"That question feels a little too simplistic. Automation isn't just done. It's scoped, planned, designed, executed, verified, reported on, improved and maintained. I would rather have a testing mentality designing the "test cases"…"
Both skillsets are equally valuable to test automation, and combining a developer with an interest in testing with a tester with an interest in development is, in my opinion, the best of both worlds."
"What I think we need to do is talk about how we can best remove the misconceptions surrounding test automation.
Most people who actually do test automation will tell you that they don't see test automation replacing testers. I work as a testing…"
Aug 8, 2016
Mike Emeigh is now a member of Software Testing Club - An Online Software Testing Community
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I consider myself to be what James Bach calls a "test jumper" (see http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/1372). I've been a "team of one" much of my career, the only tester in a development organization responsible for everything from hands-on testing to test organization, test advocacy, test management, and mentoring others in the art of testing.