The goal of the testing cycle, or software testing life cycle, is to provide just-in-time feedback to development teams on the quality of the application. It is based on the Agile Test Pyramid. The article is the first in a series of articles that talks about the setup of the testing cycle in an enterprise organization.
Test automation is at the core of continuous testing, and is one of the key enablers for a fully automated CI/CD pipeline. It is, however, not just as simple as selecting a testing tool to gain the substantial benefits automation and continuous testing can bring.