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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)
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Part 1 Getting Started – Understanding Where You Are and Where You Want to Go
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Part 2 Changing the Status – Tips for Better Quality
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Part 3 Going to the Next Level – New Technologies and Inspiring Stories
Appendix – Self-Assessment

What exactly is the cloud, and how can it help you?

Before the 2010s, if you’d heard the word cloud, you would have imagined some sort of cluster of soft-looking water in a gas state floating in the sky. However, nowadays, when you hear cloud, you might imagine some application that allows you to store data or use some device without the need for local ones. A cluster of powerful computers or other devices stored in multiple secure undisclosed locations might also come to your imagination, as this is how the services are implemented in reality.

Whichever the definition, for most of the 2010s, it was the hot topic, and everybody seemed to want things to happen in the cloud. And that’s how mostly everything was reborn, by adding “...in the cloud” after it. Your data? In the cloud. Your applications? In the cloud. Your testing? In the cloud!

Even though enthusiasm about the topic sounds slightly colder now, since many companies are providing their own...