STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Continuous Testing of Cloud Applications | TechWell

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Continuous Testing of Cloud Applications

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With most organizations now using agile software development methodologies, the software development focus has changed to deliver faster releases—and this affects the way we test within the sprint. We largely develop applications using cloud and mobile technologies with short release cycles. Our challenges include frequent changes in requirements, the addition of incremental features to the product, and release at any point of time. Ganesh Iyer has found that continuous testing can seamlessly address most of these challenges. Continuous testing is the ability to run tests continuously in a particular environment, irrespective of product upgrades and dependent third-party systems. Ganesh highlights some continuous test approaches in practice including 24/7 reliability testing and continuous integration. Key takeaways include understanding the importance of endurance testing, practical considerations when we perform such durability testing, framework design elements for running tests continuously, and finally—what to look for in the results.

Ganesh Iyer
Progress Software Development

Ganesh Iyer—QA architect, technology evangelist, researcher, professor, blogger, photographer, and dancer—is a QA architect with Progress Software Development. He is involved in several key QA initiatives including cloud test architecture, 24/7 test automation framework, web automation framework using Selenium and TypeScript, and a high-availability test framework with tests in long running mode. A visiting faculty member at IIIT-Hyderabad, Ganesh has authored book chapters and journal articles, and presented talks and workshops on various technologies in international settings.