Testing should not be done at the end. Testing should start as soon as the development process begins. Software development should include load testing, unit testing and all other testing throughout the product’s lifecycle. It is not uncommon to see the majority of testing at the end of a project. This is asking for trouble.
Continuous testing and integration are more important than ever with cloud computing. Cloud-based software is connected by a complex chain infrastructure. Micro services can also be used to split apps across regions.
It is therefore important to have a variety of cloud-based testing tools at your fingertips. This post will discuss cloud-based testing tools, key elements of a cloud testing environment, as well as common testing challenges.
What are cloud-based testing tools?
Cloud-based testing refers to a wide range of testing that involves cloud infrastructure and the business logic that is executed within it. All of them share a common feature: they are all performed on cloud infrastructure, and the tests focus on security and user experiences.
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LoadStorm is a cloud-based testing tool that you can start training. LoadStorm (Software as a Service) is a cloud-based testing tool that allows users to perform load tests in a cost-effective way on their cloud environment.
What is Load Testing?
Load testing involves putting stress on an app to see how it responds. A load test, for example, would measure how a website performs with ten thousand, 100 thousand, or even one million users logged on. Load tests can also be used to measure the performance of a database during CRUD operations (Create. Retrieve. Update. Delete). It would test how fast your system can execute these operations simultaneously.
A load test is used to verify that a software system has sufficient resources to support the users. If the load tests fail to pass, additional resources will be needed to meet demand. This is called scaling out in the cloud world. Scaling out refers to when a resource is duplicated to provide more power for a particular system. Scaling up, on the other hand, is when more power is given to one server in the hope that it will be sufficient. Scaling up would include adding more RAM or a CPU.
Load testing is only one type of cloud-based testing. There are many others like pen testing and vulnerability testing. Stress testing is another. These cloud-based testing methods may vary, but common elements are found in all of them. Let’s take a closer look at some of these common elements.
Three Key Elements for Cloud Testing Environments
Testing your cloud environment can be time-consuming and complicated. It will make your life easier if you pay attention to these three key elements.
The infrastructure is properly connected
The environment’s security
These three bullet points are not enough to cover everything. But let’s get started by describing how to ensure your cloud environment is properly connected and what that means.
Integration Tests for Cloud Connectivity
Verifying that all elements are properly wired up is one of the most important aspects to cloud testing. Cloud infrastructure is complex and interconnected. It is common to make a mistake in the configuration process. Ports that are not supposed to be open or vice versa are two of the most common errors.
AWS allows different services to communicate with each other in a Virtual Private Cloud (or VPC). This is basically a slice of cloud within the cloud where your environment will reside. All the correlating services must be connected in order to communicate with one another.