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You can't. You can add random values, use monkey test that will randomly click some stuff, but in the end it is not exploratory testing. For a proper exploratory test you need the tester to know the System Under Test and go beyond what is already defined in test cases. Often this will require some specific setup (user profiles, test data, date, environment, ...


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You've brought a bit of the human factor (randomness) to automated tests. What if you try to bring some flavor of automation to your exploratory tests? In general, I think the problem stems from thinking that test automation is only about automating tests, or to be more precise, automating whole regression tests. No, think rather of using automated tools ...


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In our project we used both methods. Automation testing: We used the automation for repeating test cases. Especially for Smoke Tests and for normal Regression test suites. E.g. a user story has been created, then we adapted the user story in our test automation procedure. This means that our test automation suite has been enlarged dramatically but that was ...


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Essentially, automation testing is a repetitive steps from test cases by scripts. It looks like that you're teaching computer for manual test steps then command it "run, run, run" in a same things without thinking. exploratory testing is discovery of freedom base on personal experiences with "thinking" activity. For me, best combination of 2 testing types ...


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