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Use the GDC 2021 Session Viewer to browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule directly within the event platform, once live early July 2021. All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Automated Testing Roundtable Day 2: Legacy

Andrew Fray  (Lead Programmer, Roll7)

Date: Thursday, July 22

Time: 9:40am - 10:40am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Day 2: Legacy

Automated testing provides a team with more stable software at an earlier point in development, allowing easier scheduling and fast iteration. Yet investing in automated testing has a bad reputation in the industry, where just-ship-it is the mantra. Maybe, as increased budgets and team sizes make stability even harder, its time has finally come.

On Day 2 we prefer to talk about introducing automated testing to an organisation. Do you have a culture or a codebase that doesn't currently embrace automated testing? Are you having trouble getting people on-board, or maybe it was very easy and you can share why? Grand failures are just as interesting as successes!

These roundtables bring together people of all experience levels and budgets to discuss how they currently, or would like to, use automated testing of any form. See autotestingroundtable.com for more details and to join our discord!

Takeaway

Attendees will discover common definitions around automated testing, how other studios are currently using it, what works well, and what doesn't. They will return to their studios and extol the benefits of automated testing, and that it doesn't have to be hard or time consuming to see returns on investment.

Intended Audience

Programmers and technical QA with experience or interest in automated testing. It's ok to not be an expert - all ability levels encouraged.