There are many kinds of testing. Detailled scripted manual test cases are quite popular but an article at testzonen.se might be an eye-opener if that is your favourite kind of test case. According to the article, these test cases are a waste of time and effort and demeaning to the testers. Instead they advocate a form of test cases which they call “one liners”.
This is quite contrary to the trend towards automated testing which I have written about so often before… Or is it? I guess the main lessons to be learned here are:
- There are a lot of different test tools, methods, practices, conventions etc
- Each of them has different advantages and disadvantages, risks and rewards
- It is important to choose the right one for the right situation
- Which requires expertise
- But in the end, any testing is probably better than no testing