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.
With the rapid implementation of Agile development in most IT environments, the traditional roles of functional QA managers are changing. Testing is now the responsibility by the product team; day-to-day testing tasks and accountabilities are largely owned by the product team and defect status is discussed on a quick daily meeting. But yet all of the testing personnel report into the QA Manager from an organizational viewpoint.
Test management is an essential activity for software testing. The software development teams need to have a central repository to store the test plans, test cases and test results that will provide input for the bug tracking system. In this article, Scott Sherwood presents TestLodge, a test management tool that allows you to manage your test plans, test cases and test runs with ease.
There is a value in writing tests and there is also a cost. The currency is time. The trade-offs are difficult to evaluate in software testing because cost and value are often seen by different people. The writer of the test bears much of the short term cost while long term benefits and cost are borne by the rest of the team.
The management of test environments is an area mostly neglected in software development projects. In this article, Niall Crawford discusses the basic requirements of test environment management and explains the benefits this activity provides.
Learn about the effectiveness of coverage as a technique for evaluating quality of test suite. This presentation shows the utility of coverage by considering its correlation with mutation score, and also shows that coverage is a significant defense against bugs. It also critiques the effectiveness of mutation score as a criteria for test suite quality.
DevOps is currently a trendy approach in software development. The DevOps world mixes the Development and the Operation concepts, but where does software testing find its place in this new approach? This is the topic of the book “Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps” by Katrina Clokie.