Software Testing in the Cloud: Issues and Opportunities

Scott Tilley, Florida Institute of Technology

Cloud computing offers virtualized hardware, unlimited storage, and built-in software services that can aid in reducing the execution time of large test suites. However, migrating software testing to the cloud is not a trivial activity nor is it necessarily the best solution to all testing problems. Using real-world case studies conducted at the Florida Institute of Technology, Scott Tilley describes the issues and opportunities of software testing in the cloud. He explains how the SMART-T decision framework they use can support your migration process. Scott shows how to realize significant time savings using HadoopUnit, a cloud-based distributed environment for concurrent execution of test cases, which builds upon the Hadoop open-source platform. Leave with a better understanding of when cloud computing is a solution to your software testing problems and when it's not.

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