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Automated Acceptance Test

Chris Salivar
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Joined: May 25, 2001
Posts: 34
Any of you guys do automated acceptance tests whether following XP or else?
I heard that Automated Acceptance Tests are an integral part of XP.
- Chris
Junilu Lacar

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 6529

You heard right: all tests in XP are automated to ensure that things that already work continue to work when changes occur. It also allows XP teams to proceed rapidly and confidently.
See some of the articles at for descriptions of how they do continuous integration and testing.
Edit: Actually, the continuous integration article is at (where Martin Fowler works as Chief Scientist) At any rate, also has a lot of articles you might be interested in.
[This message has been edited by JUNILU LACAR (edited November 09, 2001).]

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Chris Salivar
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Joined: May 25, 2001
Posts: 34
Thanks for the reply, however I was curious to know the experiences of guys actually using XP and what they feel about the automated acceptance tests.
- Chris
Desai Sandeep
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Joined: Apr 02, 2001
Posts: 1157
Wow! New terminologies and jargons.
Will go through the links and post qustions that I have on this new form of testing (for me!)I would request Javaranchers to share their experiences on this topic.
- Sandeep
I agree. Here's the link:
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