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Take an Outside-In Approach to Testing in a Connected World

Posted on: 05 May '15
Muralidhar Yalla
Sr. Test Automation Architect

In continuation to the blogs written by my colleague Nischal Varun on Testing in a connected world, I would like to elaborate upon the kind of testing platform that will meet the end to end needs of clients. To bring products to market successfully and meet customer expectations on the first try, a next-generation QA strategy needs to ensure predictable quality much earlier in the development process. Here are five key testing strategy components needed to meet the demands of a connected world:

  1. A technology-driven “shift left” Agile approach that incorporates testing early and often to ensure better quality and applicability, plus an early-on end-user focus;
  2. More emphasis on non-functional performance testing to meet end user demands for instant connectivity;
  3. More emphasis on non-functional security testing because of the greatly expanded risk with a virtually unlimited number of connected devices;
  4. More emphasis on analytics of the data generated by IoT devices across system boundaries;
  5. A results-oriented mindset geared to delivering a superior customer experience across all touch points and channels.

What would next-generation connected-world testing look like? Well, it should include these capabilities:

  • A risk-based testing platform based on real-world data analytics that replaces subjective “gut-feel” analysis with transparent, repeatable risk quantification;
  • Automated, delivery-neutral testing tools that cover the end-to-end complexity of IoT;
  • An integrated platform that fosters effective collaboration and communication among distributed development, test, and operations teams from initial design to beta test;
  • A scalable testing infrastructure that can handle the sheer scope of IoT platform and application possibilities and the volume of test data results.

Given the sophisticated tools and expertise required, it is no surprise that most QA organizations are considering the benefits of outsourcing their complex testing projects to highly specialized partners. As you move your testing practices to a more modern platform, look for a testing partner that is known for high-quality results and a “user-centric” approach that melds testing applications with customer experiences over multiple channels and platforms in distributed locations and networks.

To learn more about integrated test methodologies for a connected world, come and talk with us at STAREAST (Software Testing Analysis & Review East) conference May 3-8 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Or drop me a line here.

Mindtree will be delivering a technical presentation called ‘NexGen testing – Enterprise Test Delivery Platform’ at STAREAST on May 7 that corresponds to this topic. Visit our booth to learn how you can integrate design, CI and TestOps.

Muralidhar Yalla

Muralidhar Yalla, Sr. Test Automation Architect with over 15 years of experience in Test Automation. He has architected and designed open source based frameworks for web, desktop and mobile applications using Selenium/Java, UFT, QC Robotium, Perfecto Mobile, Cuite, SoapUI. He is also active in various testing forums and has presented / published several Whitepapers, Technical Articles in QAI, STeP-IN, Cisco, iExpo etc.