| || |
, 03-23-2015 at 11:55 PM (2587 Views)
Supporting Automation for the Internet of Things (IoT)
A significant trend in application development is the need to be cross platform. Therefore, testing is often critical across desktop, Web, and mobile devices. Automation across unit, regression, integration, and performance testing helps improve processes as well as reduce development time.
Greater automation capabilities change the entire testing climate. Enterprises require automation for functional and unit testing such as regression, as well as for performance, load, integration, mobile, and cross-browser testing. “Automation for these test categories are popular, as all enterprise applications require functional and performance testing and most are now offering access for Web, mobile access, or both. They enable testers and developers to keep up with the fast pace of releases, especially in agile development environments,” observes Borland’s Fisher.
* Current testing tools provide a range of benefits. “Testing solutions save time in regression testing, give better ROI, help in early identification of defects, provide greater accuracy in catching defects, aid in application health checkup, and deliver quality solutions consistently,” summarizes CIGNEX Datamatics’ Ronak Shah. *
Efficiency is another priority of test automation. If less time is spent on regression testing, there are shorter release cycles, and the number of bugs that slip into production is minimized, says Telerik’s Levy. “A lower percentage of development resources is now dedicated to finding/fixing bugs.”
Because the scope of testing is so wide, enterprise processes must be checked across Web, mobile, and custom applications, and interact with numerous other platforms. “Validation is more than systems testing. Think of validation across multiple enterprise applications that encompass your end-to-end business process, not just process segments in a single application,” points out Worksoft’s Javed.
Tricentis’ Platz says automation can save money, but warns that it is different for every industry and that enterprises need to make sure the tools that they select best suit their needs. “Without a testing methodology and proper test data management, enterprises are faced with the challenge of having to sometimes create 2,000-plus user test cases that have no contribution towards their business risk,” he cautions.
Reference/extract taken from Software Magazine- http://www.softwaremag.com/not-just-a-test/