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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


When working on a test architecture plan, you must consider every test that could be helpful for your system. Not all systems are the same or have the same needs. In Chapter 1, Introduction – Finding Your QA Level, we covered how to discover the needs of our system. In this chapter, we covered some of the main tests the systems should have, as seen from the top of the pyramid to the bottom. Imagine us pouring water down the pyramid and making sure we cover all the potential gaps throughout the pyramid. We also provided some extra tips and projects you could use to improve your quality at the top of the test pyramid.

In the next part of this book, which covers Chapter 5, Testing Automation Patterns, to Chapter 7, Mathematics and Algorithms in Testing, we will provide more useful tips and projects to help you improve your test architecture and career. The next part of this book will build on top of this section. The next chapter will talk about testing automation patterns...