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.
Software Testing Articles: Load Testing, Unit Testing, Functional Testing
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.
Approval Testing is an approach to software testing that focuses on capturing and storing the behavior of your application, presenting the changes in behavior and allowing the software development team to react to them.
Software testing doesn’t stop when your website is live and monitoring your website uptime or response time is a key aspect of software quality assurance. If your website is slow or down, it means you are losing clients: with no access to your pages, how are they supposed to use your services and contact you?
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining wide acceptance in the software development world, the question is open on how you should apply software testing practices to this type of software. Based on a true story, Anna Royzman explains that you need to carefully design your test strategy… and not only for AI software.
Even in the era of cloud computing when you can scale your infrastructure more easily, building and managing a software that can scale and support a large number of users is more than just putting more powerful hardware. In this article, Dmitro Kosenko discusses the main principles behind load testing and proposes a step by step process to perform load testing using Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Service.