For this week’s blog post I will be discussing Agile Testing, describing what it is, its principles and more. First of Agile Testing is a software testing process that follows agile software development-based principles. Essentially agile testing is a continuous process rather than being sequential. The testing begins at the start of a project becoming integrated into the testing and development of the entire project. Now there is a testing like this called waterfall testing where waterfall testing is a bit more structured and detailed while agile testing is more minimal. From the blog I list down below there is a large compare between the two that I will save for the viewer to visit as it covered in fall better detail there than what I could write here.
Main Principles of Agile Testing
The main principles that come out of agile testing are as follows. Testing is continuous ensuring the continuous progress of a project with Continuous feedback that provides an ongoing basis for what your project’s requirements are going to need. Tests are performed by the whole team, the developers and the business analysts of a project also test the application instead of just the test team. The decrease in time of feedback response, this is essentially due to the continuous testing allowing a better understanding of what is happening allowing for a better response rate. Simplified and clean code, Less documentation, and test driven are all key principles that arise from the continuous testing as listed above several times, allowing for all of this to be done in a much cleaner fashion.
Advantages of Agile Testing
The benefits from agile testing are simple as it all comes from the continuous model it follows. First and for most it saves time and money, due the testing taking place right from the beginning and not at the end. Less documentation is needed, along with it being very flexible and adaptable to changes throughout its progress. Regular feedback is provided once again due to the continuous model.
In conclusion the agile testing not only facilitates early detection of bugs/defects but reduces time spent on fixing them. This model of testing can yield a much better-quality product/project due to its constant testing processes. The article written here is very informative about agile testing, I just only wish that some of the ideas were fleshed out a little more with perhaps a few examples showing how it works in reality.