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Trends in Software Testing


In recent times, software development has to be flexible and dynamic due to ever-changing customer needs and high competitive pressure. This competitive pressure increases the importance of Agile methods in software development and testing practices. Traditional testing methods treat development and testing as a two-team two-step process. The process discovers bugs in software at later stage of development. Further, the process frequently leads to an internal division between teams. Agile testing combines test and development teams around the principles of collaboration, transparency, flexibility, and retrospection. This testing enables the organization to be nimble about uncertain priorities and requirements. It helps to achieve higher quality in software products. This chapter with a brief introduction on Agile-based software engineering deals with Agile-based testing. Agile testing focuses on test-first approaches, continuous integration (CI), and build–test–release engineering practices. The chapter also explains advantages and disadvantages of Agile testing practices. The process is explained with an example.

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Penmetsa, J.R. (2017). Agile Testing. In: Mohanty, H., Mohanty, J., Balakrishnan, A. (eds) Trends in Software Testing. Springer, Singapore.

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