What’s the most exciting technology or methodology that is on your radar in the QA space?
There’s a few things I’m currently excited about in the QA space:
Live Branches: As we move towards testing and deploying small incremental changes done via frequent pull requests, I have found the missing piece of this pie is having a live environment per pull request, where you can access and test new functionality with ease. This would complete the feedback loop for experimentation via branches/pull requests: send someone a link to your live branch for quick feedback. We’re nine-tenths of the way there with live branches for WordPress.com pull requests: I will write a more detailed blog post about these when live branches are finally live.
Testing Chat as an Interface: with the rise of chat as an interface (eg. ordering pizza via Facebook Messenger) it raises some testing concerns: firstly how do we test the endless variety of input, and even then, how do we know what users will actually ask? It’s like a combination of testing command line applications and artificial intelligence, and you only really know what people will do after it goes live.