To Automate or not to Automate, that is the question

During about the 4 years I have on the Software QA world I've been researching about the new techniques, methodologies, etc., on the field. Since the beginning almost empirically I've found on different articles various techniques, methodologies, terms. But above all of the terms appears one: Automation.

It seems that the trends go there on the Software QA world, and that's what we are going to be doing most. But let's see first what is this all about.

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