A modern, cloud-native environment is critical to the success of any digital business. Updating legacy systems or migrating to a cloud-native architecture is often the cornerstone of an enterprise digital transformation, creating a digital core that connects to applications and ecosystems across the business. Testing ensures that these complex integrations function correctly – and that the business will not be interrupted when updates are rolled out.
Because even the most minor software application changes can have a disruptive impact, testing is a critical part of the process. Historically, testing has also been expensive, time-consuming, and complex. But it doesn’t have to be.
A study from Tricentis on the state of enterprise testing 2021 reveals that dev and test cycles are out of sync. The average test cycle time of 23 days is ill-suited for today’s fast-paced development lifecycles. If you are one of these organizations, you can expect this effort to burden application quality. That’s because neither manual testing nor legacy, script-based tools offer enough efficiency or capability to handle today’s accelerated dev cycles.
The following guide outlines considerations for choosing the best functional testing approach to modernize testing and avoid the pitfalls of legacy testing processes and tools.