Test Automation Glossary

Framework: An abstraction in which software providing generic functionality can be selectively changed by additional user written code, thus providing application specific software. A software framework is a universal, reusable software platform used to develop applications, products and solutions. Harness: A collection of software and test data configured to test a program unit by running it under varying conditions and monitoring …

The Changing Landscape of Software Testing

Introduction Everything changes. It’s the only constant. The landscape of software testing is undergoing a fast and dramatic change driven by societal, business and technology changes that have placed software everywhere. Computing is ubiquitous. There is hardly anything today that doesn’t contain a CPU or information transmission capability, with software to drive it. From smart toasters …

Glossary: Software Testing Landscape

Virtualization: Virtualization (or virtualisation) is the simulation of the software and/or hardware upon which other software runs. This simulated environment is called a virtual machine . There are many forms of virtualization, distinguished primarily by computing architecture layer. Virtualized components may include hardware platforms, operating systems (OS), storage devices, network devices or other resources.

Service Virtualization Rises to Cloud App Testing Challenge

One of the challenges with building an application these days is the number of dependencies that application will actually have on other applications. Ideally in order to know how that application will actually perform, application developers would be able to test their application against the application it depends on running in production. The odds of …

Deploying the Cloud? Make 2013 the Year to Do It Right

It’s no secret that the cloud is growing at an exponential rate. By 2016, two-thirds of the world’s server workloads will exist in the cloud. But according to Cisco’s 2012 Cloud Index, less than half of server workloads currently run in the cloud. Closing the gap between current capabilities and future requirements is a mission-critical …