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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

Dangers of the cloud

In step 1 of the What exactly is the cloud, and how can it help you? section’s list for selecting a cloud provider, security is mentioned as one of the features you might need, especially when you are dealing with sensitive data.

Providing a secure system is in the interest of all cloud providers, but sometimes there might be some limitations due to the nature of the cloud. Not only do you have to trust that the company itself will not take advantage of your system, but also that it will keep it secure from external malicious individuals.

Missing issues due to the tests being executed in simulated devices rather than real ones, is also a danger of the cloud, so make sure you confirm what case it is going to be and cover yourself from it.

As we will see in a bit, one more danger could be that the provider does not clean up the application and tests after their execution, and since devices are shared across clients, some other client might have access...