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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

Taking Your Testing to the Next Level

We began our journey in this book by trying to identify where we are in terms of quality. Throughout, we have seen different levels of testing and technical tips and techniques to learn more about each of them. In this chapter, we will review softer ways of taking your testing to the next level, including finding your style and interests, figuring out what skills you will need if you want to make a professional move or transition, how to get inspiration, and how to inspire others and help them grow as well.

Although this chapter has been written for people that work in quality-related positions, many of the topics could be applicable and of use to people that work in other parts of the software development life cycle, and especially, for movement across the roles.

In this chapter, we will cover the following main topics:

  • Challenging your career:
    • Finding hot topics
    • Finding your style – horizontal versus vertical knowledge
    • Finding...