Automated testing is one of the brick and mortars of the CD – Continuous Delivery within a DevOps culture. Codespring software development team can provide you with advanced skills in the automated testing field, getting you application and systems faster to the real market. QA teams rely on automated testing practices in order to assess the overall quality of the software application, but also its specific components’ or modules’ quality.
For a software development customer the critical decisions to make are what to test, when to test, how to test and how many resources to allocate for this part of the software development life cycle. From our experience at Codespring, the correct answer is that it absolutely depends on the expected quality and targetable metrics.
How Will Automated Testing Bring You Closer To Your Goals?
In the software development business there is a constant pressure to release, to deliver, to launch the application or its newest version in ever shortening time frames and at ever growing market scale. BA teams, design teams, development teams, testing teams, deployment teams and QA teams must continuously deliver and test at all possible levels – unit level, service level and UI level – the features and functions, the security and the reliability of the designed software application. What does automated testing bring to the table?
Automated Testing Saves Time
Before anything, the greatest asset we have when preparing our software application for the market is TIME. Automation by its definition, releases humans from the specific tasks and lets the machine take over. Automates tests will run without any human intervention, in a prescheduled manner.
Automation Increases Testing Accuracy
The ordeal of many testing teams, prior to the automated testing practices, was that of reducing as much as possible the errors produced by humans during the testing process. That is where, automated testing opens the way for higher testing accuracy.
Automated Testing Allows A Wider Test Coverage
Imagine that your software application is quite complex and needs multiple testing for its components, modules and versions. The best thing about automated testing is that software testing engineers can program several tests to run in parallel and according to different scenarios.
Automated Testing Saves Money
Budgets are crucial for any software development endeavor. Since money is a rather limited resource, keeping an eye on the overall costs – including the testing costs is imperative. When testing is ran by computers, at scalable dimensions, and when code is reusable, the savings are directly proportionate.
24/7 Test Support For Your Development Teams
Yes, automated testing can be programmed to virtually assist your development teams 24/7 x 365 days. One must note though, that the skills to design and build such automation processes are specific to software engineering teams
Test Automation Frameworks
In order to increase the team’s test speed, its efficiency, accuracy and reduce costs, it is a good practice to decide which test automation framework to use. There are multiple options and the decision depends on the customer’s organization particularities.
When working with Codespring you will be presented the advantages and real possibilities of different test automation frameworks.
- Modular Based Testing Framework
- Library Architecture Testing Framework
- Data-Driven Testing Framework
- Keyword-Driven Testing Framework
- Hybrid Test Automation Framework
Gradle, Maven, NPM, Webpack
Test Automation Tools:
CPPUnit, GUnit, NUnit, Lints, SONAR, Cucumber, Robot Framework, Selenium, Appium, JMeter
Testing Management Tools:
Testtrack, Azure Test Plan, TestLink