Software Regression Testing
Regression Testing Services
Structured and thorough testing leads to high quality software. Why? Because as DevOps teams have seen time and again, introducing even minor changes into existing code can have serious — and unpredictable — downstream consequences. The secret to finding and addressing issues before they become problems lies in robust and automated regression testing. At XBOSoft, it’s our goal to help shorten your regression software testing cycles through effective software test automation. If you’re interested in how we can develop a test automation framework that fits into your continuous release process, contact us today.
The Need for Regression in Quality Assurance
Testing features as you go in Agile without regression testing is a formula for disaster. But who has time? The need for regression testing has only increased as software development life cycles have become compressed, since even small modifications can impact the software’s behavior and interfacing 3rd party components. While some companies opt for limited smoke testing to ensure usability and assume that code will remain more or less functional, this ignores the cascade effect that often occurs when alterations are made not just to the software itself, but in the way the software behaves in conjunction with the surrounding context of platforms and peripheral plug-ins and interfaces. Our regression testing approach is designed to effectively evaluate where to target your valuable testing resources through smartly applying test automation and making best use of your manual efforts.
Regression Testing Strategy and Tools
XBOSoft designs a regression testing strategy that meets your unique needs and resources to ultimately reduce total testing time without sacrificing software quality. Meeting this goal means starting with an evaluation of your current methodology: How are you testing? What are your results? Where can you improve? Next, we deploy open-source software regression testing tools that help streamline your process and identify areas of critical concern. By using open source rather than proprietary tools, we’re able to build a regression framework from the ground up that addresses your specific needs and can be continuously adapted to ensure future success, while being license-free.
Regression Testing Best Practices
Our regression testing approach is founded on a set of essential best practices, including:
- Automation feasibility — Can specific test processes be automated? Our test automation assessment helps you determine where best to apply automated regression testing and reduce the amount of manual testing while also focusing manual testing in the right places.
- Continual alerts — Testing results are tracked and your team is quickly alerted to performance degradations and defect counts between existing and new software builds to prevent code degradation over time.
- Organization — Our regression testing process systematically organizes and categorizes results to allow partial regression runs, and cases are combined into typical (and negative) user scenarios to empower acceptance testing.
- New methodologies — To enhance usability and speed, XBOSoft has also developed a set of visual regression testing techniques that make it easier to identify issues and create effective testing solutions.
Why choose XBOSoft? Because our regression testing services are designed around proven techniques that do more than identify defects. The combination of our needs-first approach, open-source testing strategy, and key best practices make it possible to increase delivery speed while improving the quality of your testing results. Reduce each regression testing cycle, while simultaneously improving the usability and functionality of your software deployments.
Need regression testing? Think XBOSoft.
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