Along the lines of the previous post, I've just re-discovered a classic - Marick's Paper on When To Automate A Test.
Oh, it's from 1998, and it's showing it's age, but it lays down some basic dynamics in software testing and gives you tools to determine to automate, to test, or maybe not to test at all.
I think it is great /input/ to help you determine what approach to take.
But what do you think?
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March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email: Matt.Heusser@gmail.com