The scope of cloud native applications has increased manifold these days. To withstand the volatile market with a sharp competitive edge, companies are evolving and adopting a modern approach to build an application system through cloud-native. For an application to succeed in the market, a testing strategy is important. Cloud native application testing assures agility, robustness, and scalability. ____________________________________________________________________________
Cloud native applications use common server infrastructure that can effectively provide on-demand computing capacities. By correctly employing decoupled and microservices software components, these apps are packaged and deployed in a lightweight container environment. Containers are the foundation of a cloud-native environment, and an automated CI-pipeline can assist you in testing your application in a more structured way.
Cloud-native computing takes into consideration techniques like multi-cloud, PaaS, agile methodology, microservices, containers, DevOps, CI, and CD. For developers, developing these apps is not as challenging as it is for QA teams for testing.
“The cloud native apps are architected specifically to run in the elastic and distributed nature required by modern cloud computing platforms,” said Mike Kavis, MD of Deloitte.
A cloud-native application can run effectively on cloud-platform. The core features of these apps play a pivotal role in forming a relevant QA strategy. Testing, therefore, is crucial for developing these agile, robust, and scalable applications.
Scalability: Scalability is one of the crucial features of cloud computing technology. As the workload on cloud is dynamic with fluctuating demand, the native apps are designed by keeping scalability requirements under consideration. These requirements are then carefully incorporated in the test strategy.
Flexibility: A few of the challenges in cloud technology are traffic routing, overloading, and load balancing. They have a considerable impact on performance and workflow efficiency. Creating such apps that can withstand failure won’t suffice; a proper approach for recovery testing is necessary.
The testing provides resiliency, where an application can return to its fully functional state in no time, even after encountering a grave failure.
Automation: Automation brings speed and robustness in the mechanisms of software deployment, and here testing also goes hand in hand. Testing performs functional tasks by outweighing negative task-based issues.
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Cloud-Native applications are developed and released through efficient DevOps methodologies. As QA and testing have been going through drastic restructuring, the focus of testers has significantly tilted towards Integration testing, Client testing, and Performance/load testing.
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