Raluca Morariu
Delivery Manager at Paddy Power Betfair
Raluca has been in the software industry for 11 years now. Started as a developer back in 2006 and for the last 6 years have been working as a tester. Currently she is a Delivery Manager with Betfair Romania, part of PaddyPower Betfair group. Her current role includes managing a team of twelve, leading the efforts around performance testing while still being an evangelist of continuous delivery and automation.

Automation - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When I first heard of automation (in the context of continuous delivery) I thought it is the holy grail of testing that will save me time and make testing better. Although the previous two statements are true, what I have learned over the last 6 years is that it can be both good and bad, and sometimes ugly. I will show you what I have learned through doing it every day (and sometimes in my sleep), what mistakes I’ve made and also what success looks like. It's a story of the journey we embark on when creating an automation library, how we used it in our tests, how did it improve our daily lives but also what we didn't do so well along the way.

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