In the Process of Testing, Change is Good – Neotys Testing Roundup

1. In the Process of Testing, Change is Good

As much as we hate to admit it, it’s incredibly easy to get stuck in a rut. Our routines become habits, and we can often be quite stubborn when it comes to making a change. Unfortunately, this kind of mindset can translate into software testing processes. This becomes detrimental to the outcome of the final product as a testing rut can contribute to the missing of defects, deadlines or both.

To avoid this trap, you have to be flexible enough to adopt the mantra “Change is good.” But that’s rarely easy. In this StickyMinds article, Leah Coates shows you how the willingness to make changes can have an enormous impact on the effectiveness of your testing team. Read it here.

2. Performance Testing 101: How to Approach the Internet of Things

We know you know: the Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredibly hot topic. For the most part, consumers are thrilled that they’ll be able to remotely communicate with inanimate objects. Load and performance testers, on the other hand, may be less excited about the rise in connected devices and IoT applications.

It’s true, the IoT introduces considerable change that could affect the way testers do their jobs, however, there really is nothing to fear. Performance testing IoT applications is not all that different from testing web and mobile applications. Identify some of the biggest challenges IoT testers will face and learn how you can overcome these challenges by reading this blog post in full here.

3. Using Test Metrics to Improve Test Planning and Design

While software testing metrics are often used to judge the performance of QA teams or in-development applications, these metrics can also extend into other facets of software development like test planning and design.

According to this article from Zephyr, “By applying test metrics to their test planning efforts, QA teams can get a better sense of what aspects of their test management strategy are working, and what needs to be improved for both current and future projects.”

For a closer look at the ways in which your organization can improve processes with the help of software testing metrics, read the full article here.

4. Best Practices For Continuous Testing In Agile

Here at Neotys, we’re incredibly strong supporters of testing early and testing often, regardless of your application development methods. When it comes to continuous testing in an Agile environment, we know things can get a bit tricky. The speed at which development occurs poses certain challenges for testers, however, with the right tools and processes in place, your Agile team can successfully ensure the performance of your applications throughout the development lifecycle.

This article from Testing Excellence explores five best practices for continuous testing in Agile which include lean testing, automating testing, bolstering your QA practices and more. Check it out!

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