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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 search for other tests

There are many definitions for different types of testing, but the reality is that they are usually mixed in to achieve faster results. The company’s budget could end up reducing the types of tests that are being automated. In this section, we will define other types of testing and techniques you can use to identify your particular needs.

Scaling your tests

Scaling your tests means increasing the number of tests to achieve greater overall quality of the application. This can be done by adding more types of tests or increasing the speed at which the tests are run by executing them across more machines.

Vertical scaling

This is achieved by adding more types of tests (security, accessibility, performance, and so on).

To identify the type of test to be performed, you need to be part of a test architecture design. Depending on your budget, the type of application that you are building, and your users, some tests would take priority. We are...