Saturday, February 28, 2009

Automated Testing^2

Man, some people have all the luck.

I ran across this the other day, describing an automated test environment that, if it really is as he says, is truly amazing.  The part that really stands out, to me, is that they're running their test suite on a pool of "30-40 machines"

I really envy that.  My current employer does not have enough test machines for developers to run their own development tests, let alone run a test suite for load testing like that.

Of course, it's a lot easier if you're writing web-based systems.  Then your scaling is conceptually trivial - all you need is a few tens of PCs hitting the server.  If you're developing software for systems that live in a world of other specialized servers, many developed by other companies, then you are hard pressed to replicate more than a handful of systems to run tests on.

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