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MetaAutomation: A pattern language for strengthening and accelerating automation and communication around product quality
Across the software industry there is a common pattern of disconnect between automating the product for test, expectations of software developers creating the automation, and the actual value that automation can bring to the product and the team. This disconnect brings cost in the form of inappropriate performance targets, wasted effort, and inefficient or failed communication of product quality issues.MetaAutomation is a pattern language to provide architectural guidance across the problem space that includes automation and product quality decisions and to greatly enhance the speed and value of the automation itself. It includes a sequence and a network of five architecture patterns that address this disconnect and provide a clear guide to strengthen the quality aspect of software development. Atomic Test is the first pattern in the sequence, and it can be applied immediately to a beginning or to an established automation effort to improve the focus and value of the test results and artifacts from automation. The rest of the MetaAutomation pattern network i.e. the four other patterns can be implemented in sequence later, but if considered in planning, they provide additional motivation points toward applying aspects of the Atomic Test pattern. The Atomic Test and Automated Triage patterns have been applied with success. The other three patterns are simpler, and are represented by current deployments in different architectural contexts. Applying MetaAutomation to test automation can improve the strength and importance of the quality effort by at least an order of magnitude, and provide the scale and flexibility to better support future product changes as well.
Matt Griscom, Reliance NetworkMatt Griscom is an experienced creator of test automation, harnesses and frameworks. Two degrees in physics primed him to seek the big picture in any setting, which can confuse people if they’re not ready for it, however it periodically puts him on the vanguard. Matt loves helping people solve problems with computers. http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewgriscom
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