Executing test cases (for the web app) every time network does updates
We have to have QA resources available every time network updates. Updates can be firewalls, connections, Linux patches, servers or anything else. Updates have been happening regularly every weekend and/or during work week. We do not test servers or platforms as we do not have tools on QA side. The only thing we do it run automated suite of regressions test cases for the applications that sit on these servers and perform functional manual testing.
What are your thoughts on this? What tools would you recommend and what approach?
Thank you for your responses.
Last edited by ekabeka27; 11-02-2014 at 08:09 AM.
If it is updates to the live production system. I'd probably think it would be better to setup transactional monitoring, and QA can step out of the picture.
This will run a set of transaction based headless tests every however many seconds. Then will send alerts and stuff moment things go down. And will also graph and generate stats about uptime. They are essentially like selenium tests running headless, but they don't actually use a browser. For the most part a small subset of tests that hits several routes is enough to do what you need to do for guarding against network related problems on production.
This is one I used at a previous company, https://www.pingdom.com/transactionmonitor/, we would also publish the stats to tout how we have a 99.95% uptime.
Good info.Thanks for sharing
Originally Posted by dlai