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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


In this chapter, we learned what types of tools, techniques, and testing are used and performed at the base of the test pyramid. Developers so frequently use testing tools that they do not realize that they are even doing testing.

We reviewed the differences between coverage and good unit testing and how mocking can help when the code gets complicated and coupled.

Finally, we showed a way of automating the base of the pyramid to make these tests easier and more fun to write.

In the next chapter, we will look at the middle part of the test pyramid, and we will review backend testing, such as integration, APIs, and contact and shadow testing. This section of the pyramid can be managed by developers or test experts, depending on the company. For companies shifting left, it might be more common that developers are in charge of writing these tests, maybe overseen by a test expert. If you are a quality assurance (QA) tester or software development engineer in test (SDET...