What Is Continuous Testing?
The continuous testing process implements automated testing and automation tools as components of the software development pipeline. It provides immediate feedback on any business risks that might exist during development and in eventually releasing the software.
Continuous testing originated as a methodology to reduce wait time on feedback about potential regressions and vulnerabilities. It continues to evolve as developers face the challenges of creating more sophisticated programs in shorter delivery cycles. Selenium is an open source web application testing tool that employs aspects of continuous testing.
At the onset, continuous testing introduced environment-triggered tests and also used traditional developer-triggered tests. It ranges from validating end user experience and stories and the bottom-up needs of development to assessing whole system requirements in light of principal business objectives.
How Do You Perform Continuous Testing?
The DevOps team creates and organizes test scripts using testing tools for automatic execution. Developers and testers can analyze data from the test results to make sure the application operates as expected.
When these automated testing practices are integrated into the CI/CD workflow and executed throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), continuous testing can be achieved.
Check out our blog post to walk through what you need to enable a scalable and reliable test automation strategy for your DevOps pipeline.