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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

Automating for a higher purpose

Time is one of the most valuable currencies we possess. Yet we keep wasting it and our energies doing tiresome and repetitive tasks. This is why I love automation and creating tools, not only for testing but also to help speed up the entire development process and, really, for everything in life.

Next, we will discuss a number of things you could automate, by coding or with tools, and some hints on how to do so. Some of the things in the list might be obvious to you, but many people tend to forget about them, so use this as a refresher if you already knew about them.

While it takes no computing effort to deal with it, one thing that people tend to forget is that they can automate email sorting. Creating rules to automatically sort out your email in folders might seem tiresome, but it will save you time in the long run. The steps on how to do that are different depending on the email provider that you use, so we will not review this here. However...