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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
10
Part 3 Going to the Next Level – New Technologies and Inspiring Stories
Appendix – Self-Assessment

Automating the impossible

There are some times that we are told that automating this and that is impossible. I personally relish this challenge. Consider that we have all these inventions and applications nowadays that years ago would have seemed impossible. We have gotten so used to some of them, such as mobile phones that allow us to connect with anybody anywhere in the world, even with real-time video, which sounded impossible many years ago.

Using AI, some apps seem to be capable of foretelling behaviors, virtual reality combines with our reality to create amazing and entertaining experiences, and the internet of things allows wristbands and watches to know whether you slept well enough, how many calories you have burned today, or even if you have washed your hands thoroughly. This all seemed like science-fiction material just a few years ago.

We are starting to see AI helping both development and testing.

Imagine that you have found something challenging and interesting...