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Shift Left- Testing approach

Category: Software Quality

Shift left a unique testing approach

Shift left  testing is an approach in which software and system testing is performed earlier, in each phase of the project/product life cycle.
As we know, the software development life cycle goes sequentially in the order as:

Requirements => Design => Coding => Testing. So, if you start from the left to right, the testing phase is to the extreme of software development life cycle. “Bugs are cheaper when caught young, says Larry Smith, a well known expert, another reason why we should start testing at an earlier stage. This concept was introduced where testing/tester need to be integrated from inception of the projects / products.

The principle of ‘shift left’ supports the testing team to collaborate with all the stakeholders early in the software development phase to clearly understand the requirement, design, draft testcase and automation scripts  to help know where the software may fail and fix them at the earliest. continue

Reasons to choose automation in software testing

Category: Software Quality

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Time and tide waits for none, a very familiar idioms we have come across since ages. Similarly when we compare time and money, more significance goes to time. Money can be earned but time lost is never reversed. So, to save time we need something which can give us a good ROI(returns on investment) which is automation.

In this blog I am concentrating on how integrating automation into business can be useful as a whole. The first reason which really makes us use automated tools is to save time. One can imagine if there are no transport facility how long it would have taken to commute from one place to another. Secondly, quality does matter. Let’s take an everyday example, in the world of e-commerce, if we order a shirt online and the quality comes up bad, no customer will return back to use the same site. The final aspect is money. Consider if an online shopping company offering 50% flat discount on a branded item, then everyone would prefer shopping online. continue