When deadlines approach, testing suffers
A major concern for developers is how to guarantee consistent, high levels of application reliability and availability for the business after each software change. The only sure method for achieving this is through repeat testing. Tests are vital, but can be costly, time consuming, tedious and error prone when performed manually. In most businesses testing suffers when deadlines approach. The business imperative to deliver new application functions in smaller increments more often and with higher quality makes good testing even more imperative.
Many businesses use third party vendor software packages. Software vendors typically test new releases in their test environments using their test scenarios but how can they know how our environment may have changed recently? Without the ability to test in our environment we could be introducing errors in the software package or our in-house applications after we install one of their releases of service packs.
The success of continuous deployment and DevOps depends on automating testing at the developer and QA levels.
Need to automate regression testing within your DevOps cycle?
Automate the process with ARCAD Verifier & DOT Verifier!
Software changes are pre-recorded and stored in a scenario (includes users’ keystrokes)
These recordings and their outcomes when run get stored as a reference
Scenarios can be automatically and rapidly replayed and compared against the reference results
An easy to understand test report is produced to help developers understand the differences
Simulation of date changes to simulate EOD/EOM procedures
Reduces the cost and duration of tests
Regression tests verify that a change has had no unintended effects
Non-regression tests verify that a change has had the intended effect
Even if the deadline is looming, testing does not need to suffer!
Automate the reception of new releases and service packs from third party vendors
Perform an impact analysis, compile a list of impacted components
Test data is managed transparently and automatically