The microservice architecture has been growing momentum over the past few years in the Java world, but once you have started down the microservice path how do you make sure that your applications are still fully tested?
One of the main trends in software development is to deliver software more quickly. DevOps, continuous delivery or continuous integration are some of the approaches that have been promoted recently to achieve this goal. In their article “DevOps Advantages for Testing”, Gene Gotimer and Thomas Stiehm discusses the advantages that these approaches could provide to software testing and software quality.
As software development projects adopt frequent delivery approaches like continuous integration and continuous delivery, the speed of test execution become a key factor for their successful implementation. Distributed testing might be a solution that helps improving test execution speed. This article discusses the pros and cons of a distributed testing implementation process. It will also present the Selenium Grid open source testing tool.
Specializing static analysis techniques for test suites has yielded interesting results. We’ve previously learned that most tests are simple straight-line code, namely a sequence of setup statements followed by a payload consisting of asserts. We show how static analysis can identify useless setup statements, enabling developers to simplify and speed up their test cases.