Software Testing Challenges Vs Current Technologies

Some of the newest and most innovative technologies in the software world are the ones that create the most numerous and complex testing challenges. The top three are big data, cloud computing and mobility. Big-TestingThese technologies require the same types of testing that applications need, and they require testers to go above and beyond in scope, depth and approach. The incredible eruption in the IT urge, data volumes, velocities and varieties have created intensified concerns over how to guarantee quality across the big data & data analytics ecosystem. Testing big data and data warehouse systems is particularly challenging for software testers because it requires a whole new set of skills as the volume of data is huge and testers are challenged to work without a user interface. A meticulous testing approach is essential to offer impeccable quality in big data & data analytics testing. With the increasing challenge of storage, processing, and accessing the data, Indium understands that Big Data testing is hard to do without the right tools and technologies
Today, most firms choose to migrate to Cloud Computing. It helps them to focus on their core business instead of worrying about the investment and maintenance cost of their IT infrastructure. Software testing platformBy doing this, IT leaders have realized a lot of agility to their business. Effective provisioning of IT systems and services is a key element of cloud computing. However, testing applications that will be virtualized whether within the organization or with a cloudprovider challenges software testers to test not only the functionality, usability and integration points, but also to place special emphasis on non-functional testing. Availability, security and performance take on even greater meaning when testing virtual applications. In addition, testers must test the infrastructure of the cloud, including capacity, storage, routers, switches, Voice over Internet Protocol and APIs.
The mobile boom is obvious and it is pretty clear they are here to stay. The smart-phones are rapidly becoming the primary method of interaction for consumers and businesses worldwide, with thousands of apps being generated each day. Mobile testing trendsMobile goes beyond smart-phones and tablets. Apps are now being incorporated into cars, wearable tech and home appliances. And, with this rapid adaption of mobility across the world has created a major challenge for organizations to deliver tested apps. Mobile application testing is different and more complex than testing traditional desktop and web applications and has its own set of (new) challenges. According to the Quality Report (Mobile Testing), 18% of responding companies say that they do not have enough time to test mobile apps, and 65% do not have the right tools. Also, 52% cite lack of devices as a reason not to do mobile testing. These all are real time challenges faced by the organizations to successfully perform mobile testing.
Mobile Resting in Real Devices
The increasing fragmentation of mobile devices marks a major problem for mobile application developers and testers. The latest Android Fragmentation report states that, 24,093 distinct Android devices had been seen in the past few months. This compares to 18,796 last year, 11,868 in 2013, and 3,997 the year before that. In addition, the fast release cycles of mobile applications make it difficult for QA teams to ensure high quality standards for the apps. This can only be made possible through test automation and regression testing. By buidling a dedicated mobile test automation labs with robust mobile test automation framework like iMobi, can help minimize the effort with improved quality and timely delivery.
Is your organization considering a robust and well-defined Test Automation strategy to do either cloud or bigdata or mobile testing? Indium’s team of experts have collaborated with small and big enterprises globally to enable them with a Test Automation Framework, which has resulted in faster time-to-market without compromising on the quality. Please feel free to share your valuable thoughts. Thanks for your time and stay tuned for the another title.


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