Posts in Category: Testing

08 Mar 2018

The Importance of Software Testing in DevOps

Software testing is the process of identifying the correctness and quality of a software program. In other words, testing is executing a system or application in order to find software bugs, defects, errors or unexpected behavior.

Software testing is necessary because we all make mistakes. Some of those mistakes are minor, but others can be expensive or dangerous. Especially while practicing continuous integration, continuous delivery, or continuous deployment, we need to test anything and everything we produce, because things can always go wrong.

Testing is mainly classified into two types, Functional Testing and Non-functional Testing.

Types of Functional and Non-functional testing

29 Jan 2018

Behavior-Driven Development in Bioinformatics

What is BDD?

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is a set of Software Engineering practices designed to help teams deliver more valuable and higher quality software features.

It adopts general techniques and principles of Test Driven Development (TDD) with ideas from Domain-driven Design (DDD). BDD incrementally builds functionality guided by expected behavior.

A simple BDD scenario / requirement is as follows:

  Scenario: Specific Search by Keyword
    Given I am researcher
    When I open the 'Europe PMC' Website
    And Enter the keyword "Glycosyl transferases" on the Query field
    And Click on the Search button
    Then I should be able to see the matching results on the Search Result page