A crucial phase of development is the app’s quality assessment testing. It is carried out to evaluate a system or its components to see if they comply with predetermined requirements and thus creating the finest software possible by eliminating any bugs that may interfere with user experience.
What does the QA testing actually do?
To assist developers in producing the best possible product, the QA team runs tests. They identify any problems that can hinder efficient operating procedures or negatively impact the user experience. To put it simply, the QA tester is someone who identifies gaps, errors and bugs that interfere with the requirements.
Believe it or not, but there are also trends in Quality Assurance. Some of the trends that are undeniably worth following can be seen below.
From Test automation engineer to QAOps
In spite of the recent rise in cloud computing, QAOps (quality assurance + software operations) is not a new specialization, combining automation of testing processes and DevOps tasks.
To become an expert automation tester requires having a deep understanding of cloud technology. And that entails having the ability to build up a cluster, deploy an application in it, and provide the necessary functioning infrastructure.
Penetration and security testing
Applications, networks, and system security testing serve to safeguard operations and transactions and ensure that customers’ private information is not stolen.
What characteristics do security and penetration testing have? Pentesting is a type of security testing when it comes to system design. In other words, key security-related components, such as creating a threat model and Secure SDLC, are built directly into the architecture of the future system. In this situation, Pentest may be included into the testing strategy by being covered by automated tests and carried out regularly.
A penetration test can also be carried out at different stages of the development process, rather than once, during the release process (for example, when user login or online payment is complete). Therefore, evaluating the finalized system’s security level won’t require significant architectural alterations to get rid of issues.
Languages for automation testing
Machine learning and artificial intelligence
However, keep in mind that this is about the future. As artificial intelligence becomes more widely used for automation, test strategies can be optimized and a continuous release cycle will be implemented. In spite of this, machine learning is a niche field of technology that can’t be applied to all projects. As an example, machine learning cannot solve all problems, such as API testing, database management, or other projects requiring speedy execution. After all, a robot needs time to learn – only after that it will be able to perform monotonous work much faster than a human.
Automation of the whole testing process
All phases of the testing cycle are affected by this trend: from the creation of test cases to the reporting of results. For instance, there are programs that run at program startup and track when code is triggered. After completing manual tests or running self-tests, it collects metrics and sends them to the analytical portal for generating reports. By using this tool, you can see what part of the code was covered by the executed test cases. Additionally, it automatically generates data about the error’s parameters, location, and circumstances of detection, as well as the nature of this error. As a result, developers receive a debug report from the application. This greatly simplifies the work of developers and saves the team’ time.
QA testing is a very important part of the development process.It is about more than fixing problems. It’s also about establishing quality standards and implementing checks and balances to ensure the end-product meets said standards.
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