Top 5 Emerging Software Testing Trends to Follow in 2018
Not a single software product could be released without its quality testing and bug fixing. Respectable developers always have their QA & Software testing teams that must keep up with latest trends in the testing field. The industry is always evolving and transforming to new horizons that’s why it’s better to forecast and predict such trends ahead of everyone.
When it comes to the mobile app software testing it’s even more important to stay updated and prepare for the future year while you still have a little of 2017 left.
So, here are the Top 5 Emerging Testing Techniques that you should pay attention to and adopt in the software development process in 2018.
To deliver a high-grade product that clients demand, you must test it, fix it, and test it again!
The continuing era of business digitalization and mobilization brings the new technologies in software development, along with the testing trends in quality assurance industry. As it is, QA department is one of the most important ones that helps defines the weak points of apps and websites before their launch. Testing itself is an essential stage of software development where all the QA initiatives save developers’ time and company’s money by finding problems or bugs fast and effectively.
Mobile Technology Testing Prospects
Prioritizing the software across the world has created a big challenge for developers to deliver tested applications.The number of mobile devices is expected to grow tremendously in the nearest future. Various gadgets became the primary method of communication for both clients and businesses, which leads to thousands of apps being made each day — for cars, wearables, and smart homes.
Why? It is due to the fact that mobile app testing greatly differs from traditional desktop testing due to its complexity and new challenges. This often results in time poverty and the absence of right tools for business companies to test their mobile apps. That’s why professional QA team that is able to perform appropriate mobile security testing is a must-have department in any case of business app launching. And the overwhelming evolution of the software testing industry is giving the green light for developers like us to expand our knowledge and improve the testing skills.
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5 Testing Trends You Can’t Neglect in 2018
When it comes to software testing, speed and quality run hand in hand, indeed. But every business owner or an entrepreneur will want the best product to meet requirements of the latest trends and tactics in software testing. That’s why our QA team surfed through the landscape of software testing market to gather the top 5 techniques to follow in the upcoming year. Find out about the latest software trends in performance, usability, functionality, compatibility, and security testing areas.
#1 The Internet of Things Conquest
As we stated in our White Paper about the Internet of Things, this technology is becoming the Optimus Prime of all others. Software and applications that connect hardware to the Internet or with each other bring great concerns for the IoT project QA team. It’s hard to establish security priorities and define the right testing tools. Any IoT product needs to be tested for its functionality, reliability, and effectiveness.
#2 The Merge of Agile & DevOps
The key principle of DevOps ideology is that all departments of an IT company must collaborate seamlessly. It means that centralized Test Centers of Excellence would become the dust of past soon since the test automation developers are already a part of the agile teams these days. The emerging trends in software development shifts towards quality engineering where testing must be more progressive, iterative, and integrated with app making process from the start.
DevOps approach requires continuous testing — test automation has to be done on every level. Testers would be verifying the requirements, configuring toolsets for integration and delivery, creating automation frameworks to support DevOps, etc. So, if we are to trust the experts’ forecast, the QA testers and developers roles will merge in the nearest future. Such future of software development would push the businesses towards greater speeds of delivery and QA, along with obtaining higher ROI in the most cost-efficient manner.
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#3 Open Source Tools Will Win Over the World
It’s already a fact that more and more companies accept Open Source services for the execution of test management and automation, Agile and DevOps tactics, and the defect management. This only means that the next era will bring the further expansion of the newest tools on the market — the Open Source ones. Which can lead to the greater involvement of support communities for the open source tools that would become more active.
#4 Migrating From Performance Testing to Performance Engineering
QA process improvement ideas of 2018 couldn’t be imagined without this particular latest trend in software development. The better app’s user experience is the higher your chances of success on the market. A necessity to provide the best UX is leading to the preference of Software/System Performance Engineering (SPE) instead Performance testing. The consistent app’s performance across various platforms, operating systems, and mobile devices must be issued beforehand and not after the testing.
This systematic and quantitative approach will be focused on the architecture, design, and implementation. Which will also lower the cost of the development process but ensure that produced software meets the performance requirements on time.
#5 Big Time for Big Data Testing
The explosive volume of digital technologies like Big Data and Cloud Computing signals that software engineering demand for appropriate testing trends in 2018 will rise exponentially. QA teams need a very strong strategy for BigData Testing because it requires high-grade analytical tools and frameworks, along with superior techniques. Big datasets will only grow and we need to improve the testing process on the highest level to provide faster releases and depletion of time-to-market life cycles.
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