- A/B Testing
- Blue/Green Deployment
- Canary Release
- Chaos Engineering
- Code Review
- Configuration Management
- Continuous Testing
- DevOps Culture
- Feedback Loop
- Immutable Infrastructure
- Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
- Infrastructure Monitoring
- Post-Mortem Analysis
- Repository (Repo)
- Shift Left
- Smoke Testing
- Source Code Management (SCM)
- Version Control
- Virtual Machine
Continuous Testing involves executing automated tests at different stages of the software development lifecycle. It ensures quality, coverage, and alignment with requirements, reducing risks and time-to-market. Continuous Testing integrates with continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps practices, leveraging tools like Selenium, JUnit, and Jenkins, fostering agility, reliability, and collaboration in modern software engineering, QA, and business environments.
- Objective: To automatically verify that existing functionalities remain intact with each new code commit or release.
- Scope: Critical for applications undergoing frequent changes or updates.
- Advantage: Ensures that new code changes don’t introduce bugs into previously working functionalities.
- Objective: To evaluate system response times, latency, and scalability under varying load conditions.
- Scope: Essential for web applications, APIs, and microservices expected to handle large volumes of traffic.
- Advantage: Detects performance bottlenecks early, enabling proactive optimization strategies.
- Objective: To identify vulnerabilities and security flaws in the application automatically.
- Scope: Relevant for any application that handles sensitive user data or is exposed to the Internet.
- Advantage: Reduces the risk of security breaches by ensuring that security checks are a regular part of the development process.
- Objective: To perform quick, preliminary tests to validate that basic functionalities work as expected after a build.
- Scope: Useful in CI/CD pipelines as an early indicator of major issues.
- Advantage: Provides rapid feedback to developers, allowing for immediate corrections if something breaks.
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
- Objective: To validate that the application meets business requirements and user expectations.
- Scope: Critical for projects governed by strict compliance, regulatory standards, or customer agreements.
- Advantage: Enables continuous alignment with stakeholder expectations and contractual obligations, reducing last-minute changes and associated costs.