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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

Mathematics and Algorithms in Testing

In the previous chapters, we learned about different types of testing across the test pyramid. In Chapter 5, Testing Automation Patterns, we deepened our knowledge of UI/E2E testing, which, for better or for worse, tends to end up being the biggest focus for many applications. In the previous chapter, we talked about continuous testing and other DevOps concepts that we should know about to make sure that the quality stands across the development and deployment aspects.

Before we look at more challenging topics, we need to take a little break and look at some mathematical foundations and concepts. In this chapter, we will look at the mathematics that can help you with your tests.

Mathematics is sometimes overlooked in computer science, especially in the testing area. However, having knowledge of and, arguably, love for mathematics would put you forward in your career and improve the quality of the tools that you create Every computer science...