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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

Reviewing some techniques for test case analysis

If you were to ask different experts to categorize test cases by their priority, you would likely come across very different opinions. This task is not trivial, as having the right categorization could help us identify which test cases to automate first, or which ones to execute on our build verification tests (BVTs) so that we could promptly find the maximum number of issues and identify the most important tests cases that would cover them.

Most of the audience members I have asked throughout several conferences affirm to have more than 100 and even up to 500 test cases to explore per deployment or to automate. Handling so many test cases per deployment is currently achievable thanks to cloud parallel testing platforms (more on that will be covered in Chapter 9, Having Your Head up in the Clouds). However, these tools might charge us money per run or per the number of tests executed, and we must ensure those tests are bringing value...