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  • In today’s market, many companies are adopting innovative ways to deliver software to the market to fight with the competition. As part of this innovation, software development teams are discovering innovative ways to increase agility and testing teams are making sure that quality software is developed and tested thoroughly at the same speed. To align with the same speed, testing teams need to concentrate on continuous testing practices that enable testing teams to keep up with the agile development practices.

     

    What are the fundamental elements required for Continuous Testing?

    If companies want to stimulate software delivery, they need re-evaluate their popular testing systems. Companies will have to positively think to re-engineer the software class process as they begin to transform to Continuous Testing.

     

    The following elements are necessary for achieving Continuous Testing:

    Risk Evaluation:

    Assessing the project risk up front is the best system by which we measure whether we have done sufficient testing and approved the software towards release. Consider the following factors while steering risk evaluation:

    • Business Dependent Risks
    • Technical Debt
    • Coverage

    Requirements Traceability:

    You have to make sure that there is a complete set of test cases and test series, which are regulated to the business requirements. 
    If test assets are not regulated with the actual business qualifications, Continuous Testing will become obstinate. In a repetition or a major release, some tests are more important than the other test cases. Recognizing and prioritizing these test cases can efficiently prevent mistakes from downstream processes.

    Most of the errors are more likely to be proposed when there is a modified code which is linked with existing one. To mitigate this, 
    you have to come up with a change impact investigation pattern which helps in recognizing modified test cases due to the change being included in the system.


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    Shift-Left:

    You must concentrate on Shift-Left quality systems from day one of the projects in order to recognize problems in software development by moving testing first
    in the delivery lifecycle. Most of the companies perform automated test series via a user interface as soon as the application is being developed. 
    This practice results in the late detection of errors and adds risk to the project. To reduce bugs in following phases, moving integration testing left at build level process is required. This balanced approach to Continuous Testing results in delivering the high-quality product to the business.

     

    Automated Testing:

    Complicated systems are normally built on many applications and all these applications exchange knowledge via separate platforms. Manual testing of
    those applications and methods slows down the testing and causes lags in results.

    Implementation of working automation and performance testing can mitigate the difficulties of testing highly combined applications in the complex software system.

     

    Test Optimization:
    Most of the companies will have to make social changes from age-old testing systems and processes, no matter what methodology is currently being used to release software.

     

    Service Virtualization:
    Companies that rely on interconnected ways must be able to verify changes quickly and efficiently, not only for combination issues, but also for risks connected with performance and security aspects.

     

    Regards,

     

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