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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 covered CT and other different DevOps concepts that we should be familiar with to ensure quality across the entire development and deployment, and thus proving how CD really is all about automation. We will learn a bit more about how everything interconnects, including some diagrams, in Chapter 11, How to Test a Time Machine (and Other Hard-to-Test Applications), in the Architecting a system section.

In the next chapter, we will look at something challenging but nonetheless needed to understand the rest of the chapters fully, the mere mention of which might initially intimidate some of you when reading it, but trust me, we will make it as fun as possible. It is also recommended that you read it before the next chapters as it will lay out important concepts that you may need for them. If you need to, take a deep breath, and then keep on reading…