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Issue No.02 - March-April (2012 vol.29)
pp: 46-51
Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari , Lappeenranta University of Technology
Ossi Taipale , Lappeenranta University of Technology
Kari Smolander , Lappeenranta University of Technology
As applications and services migrate to the cloud, testing will follow the same trend. Therefore, organizations must understand the dynamics of cloud-based testing. This article presents interviews with eight organizations that use cloud computing. The results suggest that cloud computing can make testing faster and enhance the delivery of testing services. Cloud computing also highlights important aspects of testing that require attention, such as integration and interoperability. This article includes a Web extra that provides additional references for further study.
cloud computing, testing, cloud-based testing, testing in the cloud
Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari, Ossi Taipale, Kari Smolander, "Testing in the Cloud: Exploring the Practice", IEEE Software, vol.29, no. 2, pp. 46-51, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.132
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