One of the things about technology is that it’s constantly evolving. It’s no different when it comes to software and particularly testing.
It’s one of the reasons why it can be sensible to work with experts to develop your software test process, to ensure you not only test every element thoroughly, but also that you do so in the most efficient way possible.
Forbes recently highlighted some of the top trends in software testing that businesses should be aware of this year.
Top of the list is ever closer ties between developers and testers, with more companies adopting or planning to adopt DevOps. Because testing is carried out alongside development to ensure a fast rollout of the finished product, it’s essential that these two areas work closely together.
Big data has been on our radars for a while now, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still issues to be resolved in this area. As the Forbes article points out, one of the most pressing is finding a quick and effective way to verify that the data has been successfully processed.
This is the “largest bottleneck in big data testing” the news provider revealed, stressing that “any emerging trends will have to address this issue”.
It’s certainly one that companies need to focus on, and as a recent article in Biz Community pointed out, having the right software is essential if you’re going to get a handle on the big data your business has access to.
Another area to watch is the rising need to test in agile, where a tester may not have complete clarity over what’s required because they need to run tests “as a result of fluctuating requests in real time”.