There are people out there who are not the biggest fans of automated tests. They think they cause more trouble than they are worth. I can definitely sympathize with that perspective. In fact, I will readily admit it can be completely true. A bad automated test can be worse than no test. But, I’ve worked on projects that had a lot of good automated tests and I think they were better off for them.
There are people out there who think writing all these automated tests is usually more trouble than it’s worth. The alternative to automated tests is to “run your software frequently in a live scenario to test the features as they’re being deployed“. But, I have some questions for the people that feel this way: