Cloud-based software testing
Today we look at the practice of using cloud computing infrastructure to run software testing activities – aka, ‘cloud-based software testing’. We’ll provide you with a simple breakdown, give some key pointers and then also list some of the key benefits.
This type of software testing sees testers leveraging cloud-based platforms to run tests, store test results, and analyse data. By using the cloud, there is no need to completely invest in testing labs, tools, or infrastructure. This saves both time and money, although QA planning therefore becomes essential. You must be sure that the cloud services will successfully cover the entire test process. If proper testing is not carried out then the software will always be vulnerable to errors, security breaches, and more. Cloud-based testing also requires a keen grasp of the regulations of cloud technology.
Cloud computing has revolutionised the way that IT resources are used across the software development life cycle. Indeed, more organisations are leveraging the cloud within their testing efforts, and it is not difficult to see why.
The main benefits
Scalable: Cloud-based testing allows teams to scale their testing infrastructure as needed, depending on the number of tests to run or the amount of users to be simulated.
Cost-efficient: Testing using the cloud can save money when compared to traditional testing methods. Teams only pay for the resources they use and do not need to invest in or maintain their own testing infrastructure.
Flexible: Tests can be run on various configurations, operating systems, and devices, allowing testers to test applications across a wide range of environments.
Speedy: Testing teams can run tests quickly as there is no need to wait for resources or to set up tests.
As well as these fantastic advantages, cloud-based software testing also allows for remote Testing to be adopted. So many of us now work remotely, and now testing teams can effectively run tests from anywhere in the world.
Do you engage in cloud-based testing? What are your thoughts on it? We would love to hear from you!
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