Session: Automated Acceptance Testing Anti-patterns

Friday, 13:00 - 13:50
Track: Test

In this session, we analyze the anatomy of an automated acceptance test, after which look at actual cases of repeated abuse of the written specification, its testability, or the underlying implementation – hence anti-patterns.


It’s helpful, but not required, if the audience has some practical experience from implementing a suite of automated acceptance tests.

Alexander Tarnowski

Alexander is a developer and architect with a decade of experience in the field and a broad perspective on software development, based on his work as a creator, maintainer, and reviewer of software. He has mostly worked with enterprise applications written in Java. Having worked in all phases of the development process, he believes in craftsmanship, quality, and technical excellence at every stage, which has naturally led him towards testing. He spends a lot of time thinking about what goes on around him and tries to spot patterns, practices, and habits. Recently, he has started sharing his findings through his blog, articles, and presentations.

Alexander Tarnowski