Holistic test suite
• Ananthapadmanabhan R
• Quality Analyst
• Thoughtworks Studios
• Tests vs suites
• What we want in a good suite...
• ...and how we've tried our hand at it
Tests vs Suites
• Test scenario: Covering a certain functionality or
user flow, or a “test case”
• Test suite or project : A set of test scenarios
covering overall functionality of product, or on a
major aspect of the product.
What we want in a good test suite...
• the theory that whole entities, as
fundamental components of
reality, have an existence other
than as the mere sum of their
Test SW maintenance is a
Tests as assets
• Reducing test brittleness is
o Separating Intent from
o Reuse, refactor
9/22/2010 the Cost of Change