Meeting CI/CD Requirements: Key Factors in Test Automation We Must Consider

Automated tests are a key component of CI (continuous integration) pipelines. They provide confidence that with newly added check-ins, the build will still work as expected. In some cases, the automated tests have the additional role of gating deployments upon failure.

With such a critical responsibility, it’s important that automated tests are developed to meet the needs of continuous integration.

In this webinar, Angie Jones (Applitools) and Jessica Deen (Microsoft) discussed key factors that should be considered when writing tests that will run as part of CI.

Angie and Jessica also showed a live demo of integrating frontend tests to your pipeline within an Azure DevOps build — so we can see all those theories come to life.


Full Recording:

Supporting Materials — put together for you by Jessica Deen:

— All the following links can also be found here. So check it out! —

Relevant Training Blog Posts:

Great Learning Blocks

Microsoft Azure Cloud Links

Demo Resources

Examples used to create a demo

VS Code Extension Resources


Other links

Jessica’s Contact Information — Let’s stay in touch!

Additional Recommended Materials:


Originally published at



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store