Software Regression Testing
Regression Testing Services
Thorough testing is the backbone of 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 these emerging problems lies in robust regression testing, which focuses on continual and procedural evaluation of software at all stages of the development life cycle. At XBOSoft, it’s our goal to help shorten your regression software testing cycles while improving total software quality, ultimately saving you both time and money. Here’s how.
The Need for Regression in Quality Assurance
The need for effective 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 specific point testing to ensure usability and then 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 and services are designed to efficiently test and evaluate software for defects during all stages of development, in turn producing the highest-quality code possible.
Regression Testing Strategy and Tools
XBOSoft designs a regression testing strategy that meets your unique needs and budget 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 code 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
- 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 to more than identify defects; the combination of our needs-first approach, open-source testing strategy, and key best practices make it possible to enhance both the speed and quality of your testing results. In turn, this reduces the amount of time you need to spend in each regression cycle, while simultaneously improving the usability and functionality of your software deployments.
Need regression testing? Think XBOSoft.
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