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Published: 18 Jan 2017Ensure Continuous Delivery in Agile Testing Cycles with Test Automation
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Quality @ speed is what every enterprise strives for these days. With increasing business demands to accelerate time-to-market, more and more companies have started migrating from traditional development methods to continuous delivery that are based on agile philosophy. This modern approach allows software to be developed and deployed in short cycles.
Companies are rapidly embracing devOps and agile practices to accelerate the software delivery to cope with the strict demands of the market. The modern landscape of software testing not only focuses on speedy delivery but also necessitates quality. It becomes imperative for the companies to follow a continuous schedule that encourages frequent releases without affecting the quality.
Manual methods have become arduous and outdated, given the tremendous pressure on companies to continuously innovate, develop and deliver. This puts a lot of onus on regression testing. Given the enormous effort required for manual regression testing, it has now become necessary to automate tests as far as possible.
Software testing needs a vigilant and thorough process of impersonating an end user trying various input scenarios, asserting and comparing expected behaviors. Using automated tools for certain programmable parts of the test suite can help in a faster software delivery. Test automation implemented well can ensure that the right tests are implemented at the right time to reduce overall test cycle time. Automated tests have proven to meet all kinds of customer demands.
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Enterprises are spending too much effort and costs on regression testing due to the constant changes in the environment and applications. Test Automation helps in accelerating the regression test efforts in an economical way. It also helps in providing 24×7 unattended implementation.
The main objective of executing an automation program is to fast track testing and reduce the overall cycle time. This also helps in using resources efficiently and appropriately. However, there are a variety of tools available these days, both open source and commercial. Organizations need to carefully evaluate what suits and integrates well to provide optimum results.
Projects running on agile mode will have to make sure that every sprint accommodates in-sprint automation in addition to the regular regression automation to achieve bigger benefits. This ensures applications with [email protected] in production.
TestingXperts’ test automation framework Tx-Automate helps in drastically reducing the effort to kick-start automation and improve the existing framework. It also helps in enhancing quality and consistency of testing by removing all possible manual errors and at the same time increases the test coverage, making the testing process efficient and competent.
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