This is third part in series how to kill UI regression testing. It is about git source control system and its web application part, github, bitbucket or gitlab. I have already wrote about this topic in Product moving parts as a source for test strategy, and Micro tracking changes for regression test. In this post, I will extend my thoughts from those two posts.
So git helps you to determine which part of application feature could be affected by the code change. Precondition is that you need to be able to read the code. Just read and understand functionality in that code. Many software testers started in software testing because their are afraid of code. I think that to be able to read the code could be great booster for software tester career. And by reading pull request, you have very valuable mentor, the author of code himself.
Soon, you will find different code change patterns. For example, change in function signature in helper module could break more features than change in one module method. You can learn about that very quickly, the most important is that you should stop be afraid of reading the code.
And basically, you are doing code review. You will have questions and by asking them you could find issues before code is deployed and put in action.
Next post will be about Jenkins as an example of continuous integration tool.