Agile testing generally means the practice of testing software for bugs or performance issues within the context of an agile workflow. That is, a group of software development methodologies based on iterative incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organising, cross-functional teams.
Test automation can very well be applied to cover testing a multitude of locales for eCom as well as brands. It can also be applied to cover short release periods for enterprise size applications.
Agile is the creation of a product delivery team with a unified vision of delivering production-worthy code the ‘first’ time by integrating developer thinking and tester thinking throughout the code writing process.
Software testing expert Scott Barber
Dynamically collaborative Agile approach
In the Agile approach, developers and testers are seen as two sides of the same production coin, two parallel lines that should always meet and compare notes daily. Agile requires a depth of continuous collaboration between stakeholders—including managers, developers, testers, and customers—throughout the production process that isn’t found in a traditional waterfall workflow.
Quality ‘baked in’
Testing becomes an essential component of each and every phase of the developmental process, with quality being “baked in” to a product at every stage of its development through constant feedback from everyone holding a vision of the final product.
Wear different hats
Developers are encouraged to think more like testers, continually checking their own code for potential errors, and testers are encouraged to think more like developers, tempering their natural destructive tendencies to engage more fully in the creative process itself.
The Agile principles that were first outlined in a 68-word document called the Agile Manifesto.
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.