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Why Bad App Testing Drives IT Buggy

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Why Bad App Testing Drives IT Buggy

    Why Bad App Testing Drives IT Buggy

    IT departments often encounter bugs as a result of incomplete and/or flawed app testing, so developers spend too much time debugging apps instead of innovating.

The vast majority of IT organizations frequently encounter bugs as a result of incomplete and/or flawed app testing, according to a recent survey from ClusterHQ. For some tech professionals, that's turning into a daily occurrence. As a result, development team members spend too much time debugging app errors instead of innovating. The leading causes of these issues include the presence of unrealistic data to test against before moving into production, as well as the inability to fully recreate production environments in testing. IT departments also encounter difficulties in keeping test data current, and getting it where it needs to be for testing. In addition, they struggle to track different versions of data that has to be used for different purposes. "Legacy software development practices—like relying on narrow subsets of synthetic data for testing—no longer cut it for teams focused on maximizing the amount of time they spend building features that users value," said Mark Davis, CEO of ClusterHQ. "Forward-looking software developer leaders understand that to deliver innovation to their customers, they must effectively manage the entire application lifecycle across a diverse range of infrastructure—a process that begins with identifying and eliminating bugs as early as possible so that teams can focus on adding end-user value." More than 385 app development, DevOps, operations and other IT professionals took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2016-11-29
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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