Is it really possible to achieve Quality at Speed in Software Testing?
Today in the competitive times, it is imperative for the applications to be as advanced, complicated, and accurate as it can be. There is no scope for any disparities or delay. It is a fact that the biggest concern of an organization today is the unmatched quality of the software to be delivered speedily. While this seems too good to be true, it is the need of an hour and organizations do not have any other option to thrive in the competitive market.
Moving Intelligently in Competitive Times
In the times of DevOps and Agile of software development and testing, it is important to meet the time goals for survival, while maintaining the quality and keeping the cost at the lower side. This is really difficult and seems impossible for many legacy organizations who shy away from adopting the new Technologies and methods. Their codes developed are still not tested in the initial phase while the ongoing development, and the greater the size of the code, the greater the damage due to critical bugs!
So, when questioning between quality and speed, the primary thing would be to test the unit code as it is developed, so that the defects are captured and managed in the earlier phases. Practicing this method will also save cost and time as you proceed in the race for the release of the quality software.
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Is the New Wave
Automation is the answer to the concern that organizations have regarding the delivery of Quality at Speed. Today, many organizations have started adopting towards continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) for automation and testing objectives. CI/CD lets the developers and testers to continuously test, deliver, and implement the changes that take place along the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) without compromising on the quality. Basically, it allows the real-time detection and solution of the bugs as they arise, hence minimizing the chance for errors at later stage.
All about Parallel Testing and Parallel Environments
The growing number of browsers and devices today can be a challenge to test your software swiftly and efficiently.
Parallel testing is your ticket to rapid testing and a faster turn around in operations!
Also, while testing software applications or websites, it is essential to remember that time is a crucial factor. Here, Parallel testing comes to the rescue and lets you speed up testing and do more QA’ing with tighter timeframe between deployments.
For example, previously you were testing the software compatibility only for Chrome and FireFox, but now you see that you need to test the same in Android & iOS devices and Safari & multiple versions of Internet Explorer too.
Instead of running tests in succession, parallel testing allows you to execute multiple tests across different environments at the same time, thus saving a lot of time!
The Parallel Testing can be done by setting up multiple machines, devices or by using a cloud test services like SauceLabs or LambdaTest. Additionally, it also offers a distinct advantage of isolating the required test cases and executing it to a specific OS or browser, allowing the testers to dedicate their significant resources and time for critical problems with the cross-platform compatibility.
Words to the Wise
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together and not by impulse – Vincent Van Gogh
While you cannot make your business deliver the “Quality with Speed” overnight, you can always start your journey by taking small steps like adopting Automation, executing Parallel & Cross Browser Testing, and scaling small testing experiments into big initiatives to impact overall business.
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