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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

The early approach to AI – it’s all thanks to mathematics

Artificial intelligence is, at its core, a set of mathematical functions and algorithms that help us achieve a purpose. Different purposes require different algorithms. Therefore, if you want to learn and/or use artificial intelligence to help you engage the quality of your system, it would be convenient for you to learn to love mathematics and learn some core mathematical concepts.

Lucky for us, some experts dedicate themselves to perfecting these algorithms so that we can use some predefined functions rather than having to write them on our own. However, as we discussed at the beginning of this chapter, if you know what the functions do, you will understand what to look for and which one of them to use.

There are different sets of definitions for AI. My favorite one is that of Luger and Stubblefield in 1993:

Artificial intelligence

[AI is the] branch of computer science that is concerned...