Software applications are no longer “just standalone systems, but part of a much more complex whole,” said David Watt at this month’s Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting. Watt introduced the concept of “infrastructure integration testing” (IIT) in his presentation, “Infrastructure Integration Testing: The Oft Ignored Test Type.” “Our traditional training is for standalone. We have to move beyond that mindset,” counsels Watt.
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Watt describes IIT as more specialized testing that goes beyond traditional system integration testing. In his presentation he describes the many layers of complexity that are involved in today’s enterprise software. He also introduces the idea of an Enterprise Test Bed – a centrally managed environment for IIT to take place, consolidating existing test environments.
In this short video clip, Watt briefly describes more about IIT: