How to stop fearing and start automating. Or not to start
On previous conference I was asked: "How to understand whether test automation will be successful in our project or not?"
"Well" - I started, and understood I did not have a simple answer. That is why I decided to bring all my thoughts together and prepare this talk.
Actually for me, who is automating different test activities for the last 12 years, it's hard to understand why people have doubts, why they have a question "to automate or not to automate?" So we continued to discuss this on the regular meetup of SPb testing group. Then I spoke with people who work in companies where test automation does not rock.
As result I have something to talk about now. The goal is to create a kind of checklist answering which everyone will get YES or NO for or against automation and clear understanding why.