Welcome to a new era in software testing. As companies compete to offer the best software products in the market, they must also adopt the latest trends in software testing. And as technology advances at lightning speed, any hesitation about staying up to date with your QA practices can lead to quickly falling behind your rivals.
If you want a bug-free product, your QA team must carry out both functional and non-functional testing. QA teams tend to be more familiar with executing non-functional tests to ensures the usability and performance of the product, leading to less time and attention on functional testing where many of the defects often hide.
Functional testing doesn’t have to be intimidating. With the understanding of the value that functional testing can bring to your development cycle, your team can then plan how to incorporate functional testing within your QA testing procedures.
No one today can question the impact telehealth and remote-care healthcare technology has in aiding patient care during this current coronavirus pandemic. In a time where distance is key in the healing process, patients who would otherwise not receive medical attention now have access to help even in quarantine because of this advanced technology.
No healthcare software platform is on its own island. All technology must work together and communicate with consistent clarity in the healthcare industry, no matter what company develops which product. And that technology must provide accurate results to all end-users in any kind of circumstance.
That’s because the stakes are high for healthcare software. A failure in meeting strict patient data security and privacy requirements for HIPAA compliance can lead to expensive legal consequences for your company. Even worse, gaps in the software system can be vulnerable to security threats or transmitting insufficient data when patients need it most.
So, you want to be a DevOps team? You’re ready to create a culture at your company that unites development and testing with operations. You want to see measurable results from projects benefiting both your business and your customers. You’re eager to speed up development cycles to remain competitive in your industry without sacrificing security or software reliability.
DevOps can make that happen. But first, you will likely have to make some changes. Let's explore 6 must-haves for your ultimate DevOps Testing Success.
QA test execution can only be as strong as the strategy you have in place. One of the best QA practices we’ve noticed across many software companies actually happens before any testing begins. By implementing a strong plan with thorough processes, every member on your QA team knows what to deliver, when to deliver it by and why it's important.
But how do you know if your strategy is sound?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just a thing. It’s become a global phenomenon that’s revolutionizing our perception of the online experience in relation to our connection with the real world. The internet is no longer exclusively for computers, smartphones and tablets when everyday devices as simple as toasters and coffee machines are elevated to “smart” status.
And it’s not going away anytime soon.
A big change the software industry has seen in the past few years is solving infrastructural and operational issues in an automated fashion. Large organizations like Amazon and Netflix are doing so by embracing DevOps techniques. DevOps is evolving at a rapid pace, making adopting DevOps necessary to stay ahead of your competitors and be ahead in the growth curve.
What a year! From API and mobile test automation to agile and DevOps, 2019 saw momentous changes in software testing. And don’t expect things to wind down in the new year. In fact, this year’s software testing market trends only predict bigger and brighter things to come.
Is 2020 the beginning of a new decade - or a new era in software testing?