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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

Having Your Head up in the Clouds

The cloud has been a hot topic for many years, to the point of becoming mainstream (everybody is using it in one way or another). In this chapter, we will see some concepts about the cloud, how it can help increase the quality and development speed of your apps, and which things you have to be careful about while using it.

Some people might say that having your head up in the clouds is a bad thing, but in this case, in regard to testing, I believe it is something you should definitely aim for.

In this chapter, we will cover the following concepts:

  • What exactly is the cloud, and how can it help you?
  • Creating a benchmark to measure testing performance
  • Testing appropriately in the cloud
  • Dangers of the cloud
  • Testing applications in the cloud
  • Thinking out of the box about the cloud