A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Adoption and use of cloud-based testing in practice


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Authors: Riungu-Kalliosaari Leah, Taipale Ossi, Smolander Kari, Richardson Ita
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Software Quality Journal
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract
This qualitative study addresses the adoption, utilization and effects of cloud-based testing in different organizational contexts. We approached the research problem by conducting thirty-five interviews with professionals in 20 organizations and applied grounded theory as the research method. The results indicate that cloud-based testing provides viable solutions to meet the testing needs within organizations. Cloud-based resources can be applied in performing various testing activities such as performance and multiplatform testing as well supporting practitioners in involving users during iterative development and testing. Cloud-based testing also adds value to practitioners by enabling easier management of the cloud-based testing resources and helping to produce improved end products. We use the results of the study to propose a strategy that can be used to assist practitioners in their decision-making processes towards adoption of cloud-based testing.

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