Making the case for automated tests

By Quintin Balsdon

Elevator Pitch

Often when the topic of writing software tests comes up, whether proactively or retrospectively, stakeholders will respond they don’t have time for tests. In this session, I will make the case that writing tests will actually save everyone time in the long and short term.


In this session, I would like to discuss the excuses that are often made in not testing, and why they may not be as valid as initially thought. I want to argue for the short and long term benefits of writing software tests and how they help developers and stakeholders. I will look into the typical strategies we can employ and why writing tests proactively and retrospectively can help developers understand code and enable change with reliable results and less back and forth between testing.