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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

Testing appropriately in the cloud

Some people might just consider the cloud as a test aid to achieve support for more devices or browsers, then proceed to use it as they would use their current system. However, the cloud offers much more than that, and it is important to use it in an appropriate manner to get the best out of it.

In this section, we are going to have a general look into how to run your tests on a cloud test provider. Then, we will discuss how parallelizing tests and orchestrating tests can be achieved in the cloud.

There are two possible ways to execute a test in the cloud:

The first one is to upload the entire test project into the agent that executes the test.

The second one is to use some provider’s particular desired capabilities and a remote connection, such as in the following example:

General provider example

driver = webdriver.Remote(providerURL, providerCapabilities)

Here, the providerURL parameter should include a username and...