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09 Jun 2018

HOW TESTING IS DONE AND WHY IT MATTERS

Essentially, exploratory testing is a software testing approach which is executed without any previously developed documentation, test cases, or checklists. Therefore, a tester creates and runs tests based on his knowledge regarding the product. Overall experience and extensive technical background of QA engineers also play a big role, helping them execute tests more accurately.

This testing type is convenient because a tester does not need to spend much time and energy creating test documentation. At the same time, the testing process is more intuitive and fast. The tester can determine at what stage the exploratory testing can be used to bring the greatest benefit, thereby mixing that with other testing types. This can be a solid step for a deeper understanding of the product. Thus, in the future, this will allow QAs to create more practical and useful tests. Finally, it could improve software not only from a technical but also from a business point.

Exploratory testing includes many approaches. A tester can methodically reproduce real user behavior or perform a series of operations that a real user would never do. The goal is to just “explore” until you run into a bug, confusing UX, or a functionality error. Exploratory testing can also serve as a final check of software quality, helping QAs to determine potential weaknesses and failures before an application goes to the production.

09 May 2018

Mobile Test Automation

The trend of mobile app development continues to grow as mobile devices are increasingly more capable.

To fully support DevOps, mobile test automation must be a part of DevOps toolchains. However, the current utilization of mobile test automation is very low, partly due to the lack of methods and tools.

The trend of automated testing for mobile app continues to increase. This trend is driven by the need to shorten time-to-market and more advanced methods and tools for mobile test automation.

The integration between cloud-based mobile device labs like Kobiton and test automation tools like Katalon may help in bringing mobile automation to the next level.

09 Mar 2018

Test Environments and Data

The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) (see top IoT devices here) means more software systems are operating in numerous different environments. This places a challenge for the testing teams to ensure the right level of test coverage. Indeed, the lack of test environments and data is a top challenge when applying to test in agile projects.

We will see growth in offering and using cloud-based and containerized test environments. The application of AI/ML to generate test data and the growth of data projects are some solutions for the lack of test data.

07 Sep 2015

Integration of Tools and Activities

It is hard to use any testing tool that is not integrated with the other tools for application lifecycle management. Software teams need to integrate the tools used for all development phases and activities so that multi-source data can be gathered to apply AI/ML approaches effectively.

For Example, using AI/ML to detect where to focus testing on, needs not only data from the testing phase but also from the requirements, design, and implementation phases.

Along with the trends of increasing transformation toward DevOps, test automation, and AI/ML, we will see testing tools that allow integration with the other tools and activities in ALM.

Conclusion

These are the Emerging Software Testing Trends that one should watch out in 2019 as we live in the world of unprecedented exponential changes driven by technology and digital transformation.

 

Organizations and individuals need to remain aware of the developments in the industry. Keeping up with these trends would give test professionals, organizations, and teams the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.

Are there any other interesting Software Testing Trends that you foresee in 2019? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!!

21 Aug 2015

Services Test Automation

Decoupling the client and server is a current trend in designing both Web and mobile applications.

API and services are reused in more than one application or component. These changes, in turn, require the teams to test API and services independent from the application using them.

When API and services are used across client applications and components, testing them is more effective and efficient than testing the client. The trend is that the need for API and services test automation continues to increase, possibly outpacing that of the functionality used by the end-users on user interfaces.

Having the right process, tool and solution for API automation test are more critical than ever. Therefore, it is worth your effort in learning the best API Testing Tools for your testing projects.

21 Aug 2015

Test Automation

API and services are reused in more than one application or component. These changes, in turn, require the teams to test API and services independent from the application using them.

When API and services are used across client applications and components, testing them is more effective and efficient than testing the client. The trend is that the need for API and services test automation continues to increase, possibly outpacing that of the functionality used by the end-users on user interfaces.

Having the right process, tool and solution for API automation test are more critical than ever.