JR Test Site News for 01-12-2018

What is Software Testing?

One could break the process into broad functional categories like “Correctness testing,” “Performance testing,” “Robustness testing” and “Security testing.” Another way to look at the problem is by life-cycle: “Requirements testing,” “Design testing,” “Acceptance testing,” and “Maintenance testing.” Yet another view is by the scope of the tested system. Some organizations advocate writing test programs before actually implementing the desired software, yielding “Test-driven development.” Some organizations advocate testing from a customer perspective as soon as possible, following a parallel with the agile development process: “Test early and test often.” This is sometimes called “Agile testing.” It seems that there is at least one approach to testing for every development methodology. In the ns-3 test framework, we provide support for timing various kinds of tests. On top of this, we layer ‘Buildbots’ that are automated build robots that perform robustness testing by running the test framework on different systems and with different configuration options. Py -kinds will result in the following list being displayed: Waf: Entering directory ‘/home/craigdo/repos/ns-3-allinone-test/ns-3-dev/build’ Waf: Leaving directory ‘/home/craigdo/repos/ns-3-allinone-test/ns-3-dev/build’ ‘build’ finished successfullyWaf: Entering directory ‘/home/craigdo/repos/ns-3-allinone-test/ns-3-de bvt: Build Verification Tests core: Run all TestSuite-based tests example: Examples performance: Performance Tests system: System Tests unit: Unit Tests Any of these kinds of test can be provided as a constraint using the -constraint option. Html 3.3 Test Taxonomy As mentioned above, tests are grouped into a number of broadly defined classifications to allow users to selectively run tests to address the different kinds of testing that need to be done. Build Verification Tests Unit Tests System Tests Examples Performance Tests 3.3.1 Build Verification Tests These are relatively simple tests that are built along with the distribution and are used to make sure that the build is pretty much working. 3.3.2 Unit Tests Unit tests are more involved tests that go into detail to make sure that a piece of code works as advertised in isolation. Unit tests are tests that check a single bit of functionality that are not built into the ns-3 code, but live in the same directory as the code it tests. Often there will be test vectors required for this kind of test, and they are stored in the directory where the test lives. 3.3.5 Performance Tests Performance tests are those which exercise a particular part of the system and determine if the tests have executed to completion in a reasonable time. 3.4 Running Tests Tests are typically run using the high level test. Common models for the use of a test case include “one test case per feature”, and “one test case per method. In order to create a new test case in the system, all one has to do is to inherit from the TestCase base class, override the constructor to give the test case a name and override the DoRun method to run the test. Examples include a generalized pcap file useful for storing test vectors; a generic container useful for transient storage of test vectors during test execution; and tools for generating presentations based on validation and verification testing results.

Keywords: [“test”,”run”,”ns-3″]
Source: http://www.nsnam.org/docs/release/3.9/testing.pdf

The future of Software Testing

This is also what’s driving our industry to deliver products faster than ever before, and in many ways it will dictate the future of our testing careers. The biggest change for us as tester of the future will be in the role we play as part of the process:- Who do we serve?- What value do we provide?- How do we interact with the rest of the team?All these aspects will change in the future in order to make the development process faster and to complete our products and deliverable faster. If up to now our objective was mainly seen as stopping bugs from being delivered with the product, we will see how the value of testing starts flowing up-stream within the development process, and how the biggest value of the tester in the future will be to provide tools that ensure the product is stable all the time, and not that it only reaches stability a couple of weeks before release. How will we do this?- By concentrating more on automation that helps developers constantly test their changes. By working together with the programmers, catching the bugs they are writing into the code as they do this, instead of testing the product and reporting the them 2 weeks or 2 months after the code was written. No more Organic Testing Teams, testers will be a part of the Atomic Development Teams. The second change in the role of the tester is related to the place in the Organization where we do our work. I see Organic Testing Teams disappearing, leaving way to testers being part of Atomic Development Teams, and in some cases creating a kind of matrix-reporting structure to a Director of QA that oversees the quality and testing processes for the whole organization. The reason for this is that the QA Engineers will need to work more and more time directly with their programming colleagues and it will “Make more sense” to have them as part of the development team than for them to report to a QA Manager that is not qualified to help them control their priorities or working schedules. We see this very strongly in SCRUM teams, but I believe this behavior is not singular to scrum and we will see more and more teams shifting from separate organizations structures in order to increase the communication and the interaction between the testers and their programming colleagues. The last thing changing about the role of the tester of the future is that she will be more and more in charge of coordinating the communication with other teams. This will happen due to the communication requirements we have for testers and also due to the fact that we require from them to be more connected to the “Business aspects” of the process and to be fully aware of all external factors that may influence the product and the team. Being more fitted to communicate and interrelate with other players of the Organization, I expect we will see testers taking a more active roles in representing the team with other teams. Changes to the Tools and to the Profile of the tester of the future. Practitest is an end-to-end test management tool, that gives you control of the entire testing process – from manual testing to automated testing and CI. Designed for testers by testers, PractiTest can be customized to your team’s ever-changing needs.

Keywords: [“test”,”team”,”more”]
Source: http://qablog.practitest.com/testing-in-2020-part-2

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