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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

Architecting a system

We have seen some of the options we have whe building automation for our system, what is left is how to put our system together, as this book is about test architecture, not only its components.

There are many ways we could automate our system and many choices we could make. A good system architecture will allow you to replace components with others when needed, in such a way that the system will still work.

For example, in this chapter, we have seen how to call different programs within another program in the code. However, in Chapter 6, Continuous Testing – CI/CD and Other DevOps Concepts You Should Know, we did something similar as a part of a CI/CD system in the code. How shall we decide between the two ways?

For simple applications or a quick turnaround, we could go for the solution in this chapter. However, if some of the programs that are called with subprocesses were to break (or someone deliberately breaks...