Continuous testing involves continually reviewing and optimizing the set of tests to eliminate redundancy and maximize business risk coverage. It is the process of running automated tests as part of the software delivery process to get feedback as quickly as possible about the business risks associated with the launch of the candidate software. Continuous testing is the process of running automated tests as part of the software delivery to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a candidate release software as quickly as possible. Evolves and extends the automation of the tests to deal with the greater complexity and pace of development and delivery of modern applications. Continuous testing is a competitive advantage that allows companies to offer value to their customers with higher quality more quickly.
This example demonstrates how collaboration, automation, and tools enable end-to-end testing that is done faster, more frequently, and better aligned with Agile Dev and Ops practices.
Continuous testing begins in development processes, as developers use open source tools such as Selenium to test the functionality of their code. Tools such as GitHub or other internal repositories can be used to store tests and versions along with the software code. DevOps teams can use the same tests to integrate frequent versions of the software with the Load Impact API.
Once the code reaches pre production, dedicated QA teams can use these tests by modifying the dynamic test parameters accordingly. In the production environment, Ops can reuse these tests for acceptance tests and continuous monitoring after production. Once the application is activated, integration with existing APM tools helps control the metrics of the server application.
The continuous tests in this example are divided into at least four environments: development environment, continuous integration environment, QA preproduction and performance test environment, and the test environment. Additional post-live monitoring allows end-to-end continuous testing.
Continuous testing Quickly detects the defects
Continuous testing keeps the better visibility and transparency of the project.
Continuous testing can reduce the risk of the project.
Functional software is available at any time.
Improves the analysis of test results.
Continuous testing provides Cost efficiency of the shared resource.