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Four rules for successful blockchain testing strategy

With new technology comes new problems and challenges. Learn how to test your blockchain applications properly to ensure they're as secure and seamless to use as possible.

But building a successful blockchain testing strategy is not rocket science. In fact, it's pretty simple. Here are the rules you should follow:

  1. Draft your blockchain testing strategy early.

It is important to have a game plan for QA when building on blockchain. Blockchain testing should be even more important than it usually is. Even small-scale efforts, without a game plan, are inefficient and chaotic. You will not save time by rushing this stage of development at all.

  1. Pick your foundation wisely.

As you test blockchain, you realise there are user stories that require extra work before they can be tested. Luckily, blockchain's preference for wide availability extends to development solutions as well. For example, Hyperledger Fabric, Populus, and Ethereum Tester alternatively.

  1. Choose the right test management tool.

The defects that you find should be stored somewhere. You need a separate tool with some street credibility and flexibility, and it should not be a sealed box that relies on the developer for support. You need to be able to build custom integrations with third-party software yourself.

  1. Incorporate specialised tests.

Blockchain testing is complex. Regardless of the platform you chose to base your blockchain app on, you have to make sure that nodes receive data correctly and in chronological order. Nodes should not be able to lose connection with the network, which means the blockchain integrity cannot be affected. Additionally, the blockchain access permissions should be on point so malicious actors will not ruin your solution.

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