Human Testing better than Automation
What is humans better at testing?
Recently Ministry of Testing asked:
Based on many years of testing, here are my four things that humans testing is good at. Automation is a great tool, but for these items, they are no match.
Four Ways Human Testing is Better than Automation
Exploratory Testing - Looking for ways to break functionality is best done with human testing. People don't always use the conventional path when using a website. Exploratory testing by humans can find unique bugs.
Debugging the route cause of a bug. Humans can use all sorts of methods to discover why a bug might happen. Humans can use the Chrome Console, log files and visual logic to better understand the root cause of a bug.
New Product/Feature Testing - It's better to perform manual testing when a product/feature is new. The feature could go through numerous changes - so human testing would best to start before investing in automation time.
Third Party Tools Integration - Using third-party tools that require logins. There's a chance that third-party companies could make changes that will break the automation flow. (Such as changing ids or layouts) Human testing can help bypass any complexity that third party websites have.