Technology keeps changing, and so does the approach to how software applications need to be tested. Here are some trends that you should foresee to work in 2020.
There are several technology areas on which we foresee new trends in software Testing. So we planned a series of blog posts, each focusing on specific areas of a trend that Software tester needs to look into for 2020.
In this post, we want to do a short detail on the most happening trends in the software development world. That’s “DevOps”
What is DevOps: DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and information-technology operations which aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality
The waterfall method of conducting software development has been becoming obsolete year by year. Agile has been the choice, to scale up turnaround times and improve productiveness on how the project team delivers the expectations of the business. Most of the software development teams have adopted Agile, but the irony is that the Agile turns out to be Hybrid Agile eventually, as the Agile manifesto is usually maneuvered to fit the comfort zone of the project teams or the corporate policies itself.
So to scale up development times and optimize end to end due diligence between Software Development and Operations, DevOps is the new approach around the block.
So how does it work and what does it mean?
So what it means is that this approach will reduce manual intervention and upscale development and testing turnaround times by the use of automated tools. As the entire working model of DevOps is a synergy of tools, the use of open-source tools becomes a mandate to reduce cost and accommodate affordability.
Some of the popular open-source tools for Software Testing are
- Selenium – Now a lot of new bees confuse this to be a traditional tool like UFT or Rational Robot. So to clarify, Selenium is a bunch of JAR files developed as part of a Selenium project, of the Software Freedom Conservancy. You can download these JAR files for free at https://selenium.dev/downloads/ . What these JARS do is to allow testers to automate test cases on Web applications with the use of programming, primarily Java or Python.
- SOAPUI – This can be used for invoking, simulation, and testing primarily SOAP and REST APIs. There are both free and pro versions available for free download. You probably won’t need pro version, as you could do most of the testing with just the free version tagged with some logical and tactical test approach and good groovy programming.
- JMeter – This is a project provided by Apache, also a free download for testers. JMeter can be used for load testing tool in order to analyze and measure the performance of a variety of services on web applications
So, with the use of these kinds of test automation tools, a testing team integrates the test scripts onto a CI server tool like Bamboo or Jenkins, which will use directional and sequential scripts to automatically execute test cycles on the testing environment whenever development team does new commits to the code. “Continuous Feedback” from the test teams allows the developers to fix issues and upscale turnaround times. This continuous feedback is from both development and the operational side of the DevOps stack of tools, which is what makes it unique and revolutionary.
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