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Ken Simeon
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Do You Use Your Software Automation Beyond Testing?

Tonight as I sit here watching my terminal retort data structures while creating digital entities, I wonder what other people use their automated test frameworks for beyond testing?

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Ken Simeon • Edited

For me, I use my test automation to generate data on our platform (which it does naturally).

Now, I'm not just producing gibberish. I leverage our automated data generation process used for testing to . . . "generate data" without actual machine verifications.

Example: the company I work for produces documentation for our customers. When that final documentation needs to be updated we have to create countless scenarios of data-to-document combinations. Leveraging our automated tests to produce this data-to-document has been a tremendous time saving for not only my QA team, but for the developers and our stakeholders.