Testing and quality should not be one dimensional. The software landscape shifts quickly, which means we need to shift our testing methods at a similar rate. Using a strategy that brings multi-layered testing to the forefront is necessary to test and deliver a reliable product, and it’s a vital part of success. Without it, raising the bar on quality will become an uphill effort, and we’ll deliver unstable software.
In order to keep up, we must use an approach that brings together five critical elements: user-focused manual testing, automated functional testing, feedback loops, release channels, and continuous delivery. Working in unison, these elements will shape how we view testing and quality. From testing on a local environment to delivering production-ready code, I’ll talk specifically about the importance of using multiple testing layers, why it’s crucial to success, and how it can facilitate better quality.