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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

The Secret Passages of the Test Pyramid – the Top of the Pyramid

In the last two chapters, we explored the concept of the test pyramid, including its base and middle parts. If you have skipped those chapters and went straight to reading this one we recommend that you read at least the introduction to the test pyramid first (covered in Chapter 2, The Secret Passages of the Test Pyramid – The Base of the Pyramid) to understand the concept of a three-dimensional test pyramid and the references provided. In this chapter, we are going to cover the top of the test pyramid and check all its dimensions, secret passages, and dangers.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • What is inside the top of the pyramid?
  • The secret passages – headless testing
  • The secret passages – making your UI tests more efficient with API calls
  • The secret passages – remote execution
  • The search for other tests

This chapter...