By Greg Sypolt
The standard practice of testing web applications for many years was heavily front-end graphic user interface tests. Recently, the standards of testing have undergone a makeover from top to bottom. To move toward a modern delivery pipeline, such as continuous integration or continuous delivery, teams need to be at least versed in automation, and focus must shift upon preventing bugs by building in quality upfront and efficiently. Developers, product managers, business analyst and QA team members must begin by planning and building a better testing portfolio. As they start working closely together, they will begin to identify what they need to meet the acceptance criteria and determine as a team what the best way to test is. This also requires following the "testing pyramid methodology" by creating more lower-level tests -- API tests, for instance -- creating a smaller percentage of UI tests in the end...
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