Hello again everyone and welcome to my fourth entry for the semester on this blog. today we are going to talk about some software testing trends. As the title of this post suggests, we will be talking about ten of them today. The article was written by Ulf Eriksson (Really cool name) and i started this article by skimming and it seems to be very short and concise, which means it’ll be easier for me to write about. I will only be writing about the five i found the most interesting.
So obviously, this article is going to be about trends that everyone should be seeing in 2019. Ulf leads off with mentioning the “evolution of new testing approaches” (Eriksson) due to new developments with Agile and DevOps. He then begins his list with discussing Agile. He says that Agile is being used in more and more comapanies. He then talks about what Agile is and how it works, but if you’re reading this you probably know what agile is so I won’t bore you with that. The next part caught my eye because it has to do with machine testing. I don’t know much about machine testing, but it still has my interest. Ulf describes how it is used as follows: Test suite optimization (redundancy), predictive analytics(key parameters), log analytics(automatic executing), traceability (test coverage), and defect analytics(identifying high risk areas). The next trend is the adoption of DevOps. This part was very short and it talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery. Another trend was shortening the delivery cycle. This section talks about how new technologies are being used in order to speed up the deliveries. This is interesting because this will always be a trend. New technologies are coming out everyday, so it is impossible for this trend to die down. Ulf also discusses big data testing as a trend, and I chose to write about this because it isn’t my concentration so it is interesting to read about this considering I am not studying it. Basically this kind of testing makes sure the large amounts of data are being verified correctly. In other words, this tests the quantity and quality of data.
I would have loved to write about every trend on this list, but this blog would be way too long and I would lose all my reader(s) about halfway through. However, Ulf Eriksson did a great job with this article. He didn’t go into much detail about every trend because some of them should have already been known. However, the lesser know trends were explained very well. This article was a very interesting read because I’m in quality assurance testing now, and it is nice seeing topics I learned in class in articles. I would recommend this to any testers out there.