Practical challenges in test environment management

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Johannes Gmeiner
Title Practical challenges in test environment management
Booktitle Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation - ICST 2014
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE
ISBN 978-0-7695-5194-4
Month April
Year 2014
Pages 358-359 DOI 10.1109/ICSTW.2014.41
SCCH ID# 1407

Test environments are a critical prerequisite for successful test automation. The definition, setup and maintenance of a test environment are a common source for pitfalls and a major cost driver in test automation. This paper describes the practical challenges involved in managing test environments and discusses solutions proposed in the literature and by academic research. The identified challenges involve the four areas classical test management tasks, development and evolution, configuration issues as well as automation for test environments.