Why Auto-Retry of Test Execution in a Test Framework is Wrong?

Zhimin Zhan
5 min readFeb 10, 2021

Recently, I noticed the ‘Auto-Retry’ feature in some ‘new test frameworks’, such as Jest and Cypress. It is wrong! I pioneered (and implemented) the ‘auto-retry’ back in 2007 and have been using it ever since. The difference is that my ‘Auto-Retry’ is in Continuous Testing Server, not the automation or syntax framework. BuildWise, the CT server I created with the Auto-Retry feature…

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Zhimin Zhan

Test automation & CT coach, author, speaker and award-winning software developer. Help teams succeed with Agile/DevOps by implementing real Continuous Testing.