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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

Tools for CI/CD

In this section, we will mention some of the tools I have seen during my career, with no preference for any of them specifically. We are sure (in fact, we hope) that you are able to find alternatives and consider the best ones for you. These are just examples, and we are sure there are many other interesting ones.

We have divided the various tools into sections, but nowadays most tools allow for several uses.

Programming languages

Most of the CI/CD tools would use some programming language to specify the instruction of what the deployments need to do at every step, such as running tests, installing commands, and so on. Each favors one programming language over another, but in my mind, there are some that you should be familiar with. In the following table, we provide a summary of interesting languages to get familiar with. The new concepts or words in the table will be reviewed in the following sections.