Mobile application and software testing industry saw unparalleled changes in last decade. While the application software industry is struggling to cope with the changes, a new area has grown. It is of course challenge for testers to continuously strive to learn and adapt themselves to the new changes happening in software testing the world. Businesses must also be aware of what is best for their application, performance and security. New technologies are coming over and disrupting existing technologies but we have seen software testing industry ready with a lot of new testing trends in the forthcoming year.
Let’s see some biggest 2017 testing trends which we may see next year.
1- Speedy Releases
Today programmers are slicing the large chunks of tasks and converting them into smaller subtasks. Therefore they are able to deliver new software in few weeks instead of several months. Programmers are slicing tasks into small pieces, and delivering new software in two weeks instead of several months. A great thanks to agile methodologies. With all these new advancements, testing still needs a lot of improvements and innovation. Testing has still not adapted agile yet. For faster releases, testers have to adopt new agile methodologies like that of developers. Testers can adopt such approach by working faster on collaboration and on their technical practices. Collaboration saves the time of testers in a way of finding, fixing and retesting loop. Once collaborative work reduces the number of bugs for the tester, the technical skill becomes imperative. A technical tester helps the programmer to improve the code. He helps in building new frameworks and tests and work on building and continuous integration systems.
2- Celebrate Era Of Connected Devices – IoT Testing
With IoT growing rapidly, your customers will be relying on products which are effective and been tested. If they don’t find then they may get lost in the crowd. Internet connectivity is what makes the network of things possible and this lays stress to the need of IoT testing as devices on the internet makes them susceptible to hackers. A study from HP suggests that 70 percent of devices on Internet of Things are vulnerable to security problems.
3- Performance Engineering Will Replace Performance Testing
Good user experience is always the key to a successful product. Offering consistent and effective performance across platforms and devices defines market share a product captures. Today enterprises are moving from performance testing to performance engineering which is going to just swifter and its user experience will be playing a major role.
4- Better Release decisions
With every sprint, the most critical question is “are we ready to push to production”. Programmers routinely send new code to test group with few or no unit tests. According to till date practice, testers usually stop working on a new feature or code change as soon as the number of bugs found per test hour starts dropping. For better release decisions team needs to have a better understanding of test coverage which could help them in taking better-informed decisions. They have to be well aware of technical coverage tools which are installed on build systems. These tools will analyze code and produce reports. These reports are prepared on how many lines, methods or functions or variables are used by a test. Even the non-technical coverage help testers to think about the parts of product with which customers are more familiar with which of course includes features, menu options, and configurations choices. Both of these testing categories help in understanding manager what part of the product has been tested so far and what parts are still left untested.
5- Quality Engineering As Mainstream
DevOps fosters collaboration and integration between developers, businesses, and IT professionals. With DevOps in the process, the testing plays a vital role as developers are very much involved in the entire process of testing and with overall quality engineering aspects. With faster deployment and quality assurance the complex IT systems help enterprises realize quicker time to market in a very cost efficient manner.
— Eric Vanderburg (@evanderburg) August 25, 2016
With a curious heart open, we welcome the year 2017 with all the new innovations, advancements, and improvements in the field of mobile application development, testing, and quality assurance. The majority of enterprises are embarking on digital transformation and reduced time-to-market and increased focus on quality assurance and testing. The digital assurance strategy should focus more on optimizing functional testing across all channels. It personifies the users’ behavior in today’s world. Share with us your view on application testing trends which can be trending in the forthcoming year.
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