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How to Test a Time Machine

By : Noemí Ferrera
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How to Test a Time Machine

By: Noemí Ferrera

Overview of this book

From simple websites to complex applications, delivering quality is crucial for achieving customer satisfaction. How to Test a Time Machine provides step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples to show you how you can leverage your company's test architecture from different points in the development life cycle. You'll begin by determining the most effective system for measuring and improving the delivery of quality applications for your company, and then learn about the test pyramid as you explore it in an innovative way. You'll also cover other testing topics, including cloud, AI, and VR for testing. Complete with techniques, patterns, tools, and exercises, this book will help you enhance your understanding of the testing process. Regardless of your current role within development, you can use this book as a guide to learn all about test architecture and automation and become an expert and advocate for quality assurance. By the end of this book, you'll be able to deliver high-quality applications by implementing the best practices and testing methodologies included in the book.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 Getting Started – Understanding Where You Are and Where You Want to Go
Part 2 Changing the Status – Tips for Better Quality
Part 3 Going to the Next Level – New Technologies and Inspiring Stories
Appendix – Self-Assessment

Part 1 Getting Started – Understanding Where You Are and Where You Want to Go

Each application is different, each company is structured in a different way and with different resources and budgets, and each one has a different maturity state. This does not mean they should aspire to go to the next state; maybe they are right where they should be. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Think about quality architecture as a ladder where you want to focus on reaching the next step to the one you are on. Go one step at a time. This section is going to be the first few steps of that escalator, beginning with finding out where you stand and then reviewing all topics related to the test pyramid, focusing on the obscure things that other books might not tell you about.

This part comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction – Finding Your QA Level
  • Chapter 2, The Secret Passages of the Test Pyramid – The Base of the Pyramid
  • Chapter 3, The...