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A keynote delivered for the 3rd Workshop on
Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests
February 18, 2020 | co-located with SANER 2020, London, Ontario, Canada.
Abstract - With the rise of agile development, software teams all over the world embrace faster release cycles as *the* way to incorporate customer feedback into product development processes. Yet, faster release cycles imply rethinking the traditional notion of software quality: agile teams must balance reliability (minimize known defects) against agility (maximize ease of change). This talk will explore the state-of-the-art in software test automation and the opportunities this may present for maintaining this balance. We will address questions like: Will our test suite detect critical defects early? If not, how can we improve our test suite? Where should we fix a defect? The research underpinning all of this has been validated under "in vivo" circumstances through the TESTOMAT project, a European project with 34 partners coming from 6 different countries.