In today’s hyper-competitive, digital age, organizations worldwide need to be able to push code to production and launch new website features and content faster than ever without compromising quality. To address this need, continuous testing has become a critical part of the application development and delivery process.
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Retail is one of the industries the most impacted with the digital transformation. A retailer reputation is at risk if the consumer has a bad experience either in a store or in front of an e-commerce website. Software quality assurance and software testing are important activities to prevent issues. This article discusses some main challenges of test automation in the retail industry.
Your team has some test data. Let’s say you loaded in a backup form production a few months ago. Your QA specialists are familiar with the data, but your software developers hate it. They keep telling you, “It is not the right data,” or, “It is not very useful for testing.” You let them write and automate some tests, but it is not enough.
Most of the time, software testing is based on comparing the actual behavior of a code or a system with its expected behavior. In his article “The Challenges of Testing in a Non-Deterministic World”, Donald Firesmith explains however that not all software and systems are deterministic, for instance an autonomous adaptive vehicle that uses machine learning software, and that software testing needs to adapt to this context.
Good test data management is one of the best practices of successful software quality assurance, especially when you perform integration and functional testing for large systems. In this article, Christian Meléndez discusses important topics associated to test data management like how much data do you really need, how to deal with data privacy concerns, test data as self-service and test data generation.
There are still many people questioning the value of unit testing, and even more for the Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach. In this article, Krzysztof Jelski shares with us five metrics that should improve with the adoption of this agile practice for software development and testing.