Test Automation Trends in 2016 (Part 1)

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Test Automation Trends in 2016 (Part 1)

With more than a half of the year behind us, it is a good opportunity to look back and see what was, or still is hot in 2016 regarding test automation. Take a look at our list and remember, this is only part one, the second one is on the way. 

1. Quality Enhancement and Cost Optimization
Today’s technology makes it simple for everyone to match and review software system merchandise. As quality expectations rise, it’s become an increasing challenge to fulfill the customers’ exceptional demands. Providing the simplest attainable software system quality is often connected to increasing development and testing prices. To optimize these prices, it's vital to shift from manual to machine-controlled testing environments. Nevertheless interface testing, a cost-intensive a part of the testing method, remains typically done manually. Using useful test automation for this half would enormously increase the software quality and optimize testing prices. This subject can become even more outstanding in 2016. 

2. Cross-Device and Cross-Technology Testing
When software was still a rather easy plan, testing was no magic. Testing of a standalone instance was pretty simple and isolated. Today, in a world of interconnection, things have modified. Tools typically communicate with systems within the background. Everything is connected to the web, will act and exchange information. This method has coined the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). As seen within the example of smart watches, the IoT is on the increase. Testing is needed to address these new challenges. within the year 2016, it'll be a lot of necessary than ever for tests to be ready to validate cross-device and cross-technology practicality. 

3. Agile Testing and Continuous Integration
The usage of agile testing responds best to the challenges of 2016, wherever it’s all concerning high-quality software, speed, and interaction. The importance of recognizing and responding to changes within the software instantly has been established. However, it’s never been mentioned that superior agile testing is simple, as software testers need to be included in each side of the software development project. New tests are generated unendingly and further to existing automation in parallel to the software development itself. Agile development utilizes continuous integration tools like Jenkins or TeamCity. These tools facilitate the combination of machine-controlled tests, leading to frequent and quicker software package releases.

What do you think of current trends? Stay tuned for part two of our list!


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