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Title: Your Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Test Environment Effectively


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  • Your Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Test
    Environment Effectively
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  • Have you ever wondered how software companies are
    able to set up their test environment? What is
    the best way to effectively manage all these
    different environments?
  • Setting up test environments looks to be easy,
    but it isnt at all. You are introduced to new
    challenges regularly like What is the best way
    to manage the IT environment management tools?
  • It is always a tricky proposition to develop a
    replica of your production environment.

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  • On top of this, the testing engineers have to
    work very hard to manually create those
    environments which take a lot of time and effort.
    If all this sounds similar, then we have a
    solution for you.

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  • In the paras given below, we will explore the
    difference between a test and a staging
    environment. So, without much ado, lets get
    started.
  • Definition of a Test Environment
  • It is nothing but a server that enables you to
    run the test cases defined earlier. However, it
    is not all about simply setting up a server to
    run tests on it also comprises hardware and
    network configuration.
  • In simple words, with the help of a test
    environment, you can develop identical settings
    every single time you are required to test a
    product. It is one of the most vital tools
    employed by a testing engineer to derive the
    right testing results.
  • What is Test Bed?
  • It is a type of test environment that has been
    developed in conjunction with test data. With the
    help of the test data, you can scrutinise test
    cases that need a specific data setup.

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  • Lets imagine that you wish to test whether a
    specific function can work in creating an invoice
    for sales data present in the database. The data
    that is required to create a database in the test
    environment is termed as a test bed.
  • In fact, there is only a small difference between
    a test environment and test bed however, it is
    significant to know the nuance between both the
    terms.

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  • Why Go for Test Environment?
  • Even though you might have a great test case
    definition along with a highly skilled testing
    engineer, however, to effectively utilise these
    resources, it is essential to have a
    well-designed test environment.
  • It can even act as a replica of the production
    environment. This is one of the most vital
    aspects that makes you confident about the
    testing results. Here, the role of the test
    environment management tool becomes even more
    crucial.
  • Essential Elements for Creating a Test
    Environment
  • There is a wide array of elements that are needed
    to create the right test environment. These
    include
  • Development of test data and insertion to test
    environment (test bed)
  • Set up the database

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  • Configure the environment
  • Opt for appropriate hardware and operating system
    (Example, Understand the difference between
    running application on Windows 8.1 and Windows
    10)
  • Configuration of the network (Example,
    cross-origin resource sharing).
  • It is equally essential for you to document all
    actions. This way, other users will find it easy
    to replicate the steps. Along with this, with the
    help of detailed documentation, testing engineers
    can easily set up different types of test
    environments like staging and production
    environments.

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  • Distinct Points Between Test and Staging
    Environment
  • Nowadays, we find both a test and a staging
    environment to be used simultaneously. Lets find
    out the reasons to have both and how they differ
    from each other.
  • Definition of a Test Environment
  • It is the job of a testing engineer to use
    different test environments to ascertain a
    particular part of the application. This includes
    a separate configuration and data setup. Hence,
    it is extremely difficult to call it a
    one-size-fits-all setup.
  • This very reason makes test environments distinct
    from each other. It needs a distinct setup for
    testing different parts of the code. On top of
    this, the testing engineer creates lots of test
    environments which makes the code evolve.
  • In a single sentence, if you are employing a test
    environment, the environments setup is totally
    dependent on the code.

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  • Definition of a Staging Environment
  • It is an environment that tries to copy the
    production environment as it is to scrutinise how
    the live version of your application will
    perform. It is extremely critical for your
    staging environment to be the same as your
    production environment.

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  • This objective can be achieved with the help of
    comprehensive documentation. Here, it is integral
    to define all the needs and correct configuration
    of the production environment.
  • While the testing environment is dedicated to
    testing individual components, the staging
    environment is focused on testing the application
    as a whole. In simple words, the staging
    environment is a safe playground where you test
    the complete application.
  • This way, the staging environment is recommended
    to run end-to-end tests or conduct performance
    testing. With the help of the end-to-end tests,
    it is possible to ascertain whether the entire
    application runs as expected through testing all
    the integrations.
  • On top of that, the staging environment is an
    exact replica of the production environment
    hence, it is the safest zone to test the limits
    of your environment and application through
    performance testing.
  • All in all, a staging environment is the phase
    wherein the entire application gets tested under
    the same conditions as the production environment.

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  • Final Words
  • Ultimately, you need to decide the best course of
    action for your application. However, the things
    that we have mentioned in this write-up will go a
    long way in ensuring that your test environment
    management effectively.

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Contact Us
  • Company Name Enov8
  • Contact Person Ashley Hosking
  • Address Level 5, 14 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000,
    New South Wales, Australia
  • Phone 61 2 8916 6391
  • E-mail enov8australia_at_gmail.com
  • Website https//www.enov8.com

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