When I first succumbed to peer pressure from a few colleagues in the community to check out some of the new automated visual checking tools available, I was very skeptical. I’d been bitten by the visual checking promises in the past, the tools let the idea down back then.
The main tool suggested this time promised much, with the main advertisement message being that visual checking checks more than conventional GUI checks, which in turn would find more bugs. Certainly draws your attention, along the lines of more bang for your buck, immediately makes you think, this is a good thing!
This is a good thing, a great thing, even more so when all that additional checking comes with less code, less asserts and subsequently less maintenance.
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