Software is important to almost every business nowadays. But with technology constantly evolving, as well as businesses growing, it can be difficult to make sure that your software keeps pace.
When coupled with the need to provide a seamless customer experience, it’s easy to see why software is so important. But how can your teams deliver all of this in an environment that’s ever-changing? The answer could be continuous testing.
A recent article for Forbes explored the main things you should consider if you want to effectively introduce continuous testing to your company. This may involve bringing in support from a consultancy if you don’t have sufficient software test resources.
The aim of continuous testing is to carry out automated tests throughout the software development process, rather than leaving the testing until the development is all but complete.
One of the big advantages to this approach, according to Steven Hazel, who wrote the article, is that continuous testing encourages teams to always use high-quality code, which in turn enables speed.
Carrying out tests early in the development process, as well as frequently throughout the various stages, also ensures bugs are caught and fixed before they cause bigger problems. This again results in faster build times, because less time and energy is needed to rectify early mistakes in the code.
He also points out that automated testing is a great way to embed this practice, however that means you need skilled testers on your team who are able to write these automated tests that can be used by developers.
Aside from improving the quality of the experience your software provides, testing is also essential in the fight against cyber crime. Identifying vulnerabilities in the development stage was one of the ways to help combat cyber crime, an article for IT Pro Portal recently suggested.