6 Tips To Avoid Automation Disaster
CIO, February 24th, 2020
February 24, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 4

If your automated DevOps pipeline or robotic process automation is flawed, it can spawn endless headaches, as these hard-learned real-world lessons attest

"In 2015, senior software engineer Benjamin Willenbring was excited when his employer, Autodesk, introduced automated software testing. That excitement didn't last long. The small automation team didn't communicate much with his division. And when the tests reached production, they weren't what anyone hoped for.

"My teammates were talking about tests failing non-deterministically, and not really having a lot of confidence in the test," Willenbring says. He found that "to get to actually run the test was very, very difficult. It wasn't documented. You had to talk to someone. And there were an enormous amount of files and I didn't really understand why."

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