Now that we understand what impacts high velocity, we can dive into the ways automated testing is important to achieving and maintaining it.
The name of the game in software development is velocity.
In the world of software testing, we are taught that all tests must pass in order for that test to be considered successful. However, it doesn’t work for Agile projects where features are added incrementally. In an Agile world, a failed test can actually be a successful test.
How do developers and organizations produce software quickly to hit the market or provide cutting-edge capabilities without sacrificing quality? The answer is shifting left.
Companies need to be able to assess the risk versus the reward for switching from manual to automation, and it’s your job to help them make an informed decision.
In this digital age, the tolerance for software that doesn’t work lies somewhere between low and zero. There is a crowd of competing apps that allow consumers to just move on to the next app when your app isn’t performing.
Load time and capacity issues are among the leading reasons websites will lose visitors and drop sales, and most business owners aren’t even aware of it. Did you know that Google’s search engine will lower your relevance, and your ranking, based on your site’s load time?
Everyone I talk to says they are having a hard time finding software developers. It is no secret that there is a shortage of software developers... Keep your developers developing new features, and let your test team find and document the defects.