Glen Smith

Glen Smith

I am a software engineer working with Cloud QA. i love technology and automation. I love to read.

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Automated Testing reduces testing time, identifies bugs faster, and facilitates continuous development (CD).It produces results that cannot be fully relied on.Therefore, it is critical for managing a large test environment effectively using well-defined processes and a decent set of tools.If your test library is large, it is important that you find out if the individual test scenarios are properly organized, critical to the core application, and relevant to the latest application version or to the usage pattern.You should be able to categorize your test upfront by criticality (Critical, High, Medium, or Low) so as to prioritize the testing as well as the resolution based on the criticality of the test.You should be able to log and keep a track of the entire test creation life cycle (including updates).It will ensure a test environment that provides high-quality test results that you can rely on to make decisions.
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Two days ago I had to buy a gift for my parents on their anniversary and I was too occupied to roam around in the market or to go and shop in a mall.Now to attract customers and retain their loyalty, companies need to focus on each of their customers and provide them with a smooth user experience.UX (User Experience) is the process of creating a meaningful and relevant experience to the users for selling products and services.Nowadays, UX has become the crux of successful e-commerce websites/apps.The early birdies like me, who have started using online ticket booking, net banking, shopping, and other things in its initial days, would certainly know the difference between then and now.Social Feedbacks and customer Reviews-Consider a situation where you have to buy a good cell phone.It saves time and also provides a listing of products of the same categories to compare.This holds good for the entire supply chain.
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“Unit Testing” is a tricky affair.Unit testing is crucial as it finds out defects at an early stage and thus reducing the overall project cost and ensuring the code stability.As a tester, It is also our responsibility to make sure that unit tests are part of our deployment pipeline.As the role of QA has evolved in the last few years, they not only perform functional and integration testing but also actively participating in unit testing.It’s important to know what unit tests are executed as a part of the release and what is the coverage.We should always have a definite reason if the test fails and when correcting that, the test should always pass.Tests should hold good for pass/fail cases –By this, I mean that a test should fail when it meant to fail.Put assertions carefully and run the test for a fail condition also.Tests should be self-validating –This means that the test should itself determine that the output is expected or not.
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From the vast list of automation testing tools available in the market, we will contend the two most promising tools that are contemplated as game-changers.So here’s the million-dollar question: Whether Cypress is better than or a substitute for the most preferred web automation tool – Selenium?CypressThis article will do an in-depth comparison to show how both tools serve the purpose of automation testing and which tool has the upper hand in different circumstances.Let’s look at a few points that will help you make the call: In a NutshellCypress (latest release 4.11.0) is a next-generation front-end testing tool built for the web.It is a JavaScript-based end-to-end testing framework built on top of Mocha and Chai.Selenium (latest release 4.0.0 Alpha 5) is an open-source tool used for automating the tests on web browsers.This enables Cypress to not only modify everything that emerges from the browser but also to change code that may interfere with its ability to automate the browser.In Selenium, once we run the automation script in Selenium then the Selenium client library will communicate with Selenium API that will send the command taken from language level binding to browser driver with the help of JSON wire protocol.After that, the commands in your Selenium script executes on the browser and HTTP server sends the response back to the automation test script.Based on their internal working architecture, we can say that Selenium executes remote commands through the network whereas Cypress runs in the same run-loop as your application.InstallationIn Cypress there’s no configuration, just need to install the .exe and all the drivers and dependencies get automatically installed and configured.Besides, you will need WebDriver binaries for the browsers you want to automate and run tests on.So if we take installation time and complexity into consideration then Cypress has the upper hand as compared to Selenium.Languages SupportedCypress only supports JavaScript.No other languages support provided, which sometimes forces the user to learn a particular scripting language.On the other hand, Selenium supports wide range language: Java, C#, Python, Ruby, R, Dart, Objective-C, Haskell, PHP, and JavaScript.Due to the support of many languages, Selenium comes handy and gives users the privilege to decide the language they want to use to develop an automation framework.Cross-browser SupportCypress supports Canary, Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Edge Beta, Edge Canary, Edge Dev, Electron, Firefox (Beta support), Firefox Developer Edition (Beta support), Firefox Nightly (Beta support).Selenium supports almost all major browsers in the market, which is an added advantage for Selenium.
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They never had a QA process before I joined, and they wanted me to set up one soon.While talking to the CTO, I learned that the application was growing as fast as the massive user base.It constantly helps in preventing a bad shopping experience.According to the World Quality report 2019-20, only 23% of IT budget is allocated to QA.The report also highlights the major contributing factors responsible for the trend.Few organizations realize the need for QA and are ready to invest.But how do you set up a QA process when your organization doesn’t have enough experience or budget?Let’s discuss how to establish a QA process along with agile and DevOps approaches and the recent changes in the overall development process.Setting up Ownership-To start with, you must identify someone who can own the QA process.Even if you outsource QA, there must be someone to strategize and prioritize the overall software testing.“Prioritization of QA in SDLC-QA must be prioritized.It would help if you ensured that tasks that can be tested depending on the bandwidth of the QA team should only be included in the release cycle.Integration and alignment of QA-Integration of the whole QA cycle, its estimates, and deliverables should be accounted for.
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However, it’s often a time-consuming and tedious task in the QA process.Thankfully, you can improve efficiency, streamline workflows, reduce costs, and shorten the development cycle by automating regression testing.How should you go about selecting the right regression test automation tool?What are some available options in the market?What are the best practices that’d help you get the most out of these platforms?Criteria for Selecting a Regression Testing Automation ToolAfter you have decided that the duration and scope of a project are worth the upfront effort needed to set up automation, look for key features in an automation tool that meet the project requirements.When evaluating an automation tool, you should consider:The ability to develop and maintain scripts quickly and easilyEase of test execution by non-technical usersContinuous Integration for TFS DevOps integration with builds and deploymentsCross-browser and cross-platform (mobile, desktop, web) testing in multiple environmentsKeyword- and data-driven testingReliability, maintainability, and scalabilityThe ability to manage the complete QA lifecycle, from test generation to detailed reportingTechnical support, including customer service, knowledge base, and communityThe Most Popular Regression Testing Automation Tool for Web ApplicationHere are some popular regression testing automation tools, each with its unique features that meet the needs of different projects and budgets:CloudQATruRT’s intuitive interface and the codeless test automation platform is easy to use and offers a variety of features such as integrations, remote test executions, cross-browser testing, data-driven testing, advanced notifications, and comprehensive reporting to increase the productivity of your QA team.Selenium WebDriverThis open-source testing tool integrates with Cucumber/SpecFlow and allows you to write test cases in a variety of programming languages, including C#, Java, Ruby, and Python.It also offers a lot of training and support resources.Selenium IDERecord test cases with this Firefox plugin, which is ideal for testing simple web applications since its functionality is rather limited.For instance, it doesn’t support testing for flash video games, music, UI/UX tests, or file uploads.RanorexAn all-in-one solution for test automation of desktop, web, and mobile apps.Its codeless click-and-go interface makes it easy for beginners and non-technical users to conduct regression testing while its functionalities are powerful enough for automation experts with a full IDE.Sahi ProThis tester-focused automation tool is best suited for testing large web applications.It allows you to conduct testing quickly while minimizing maintenance effort.The smart accessor mechanism is designed to ensure that a test script won’t fail even if there are slight changes in the UI.TestCompleteThis platform enables the execution of parallel regression tests using automated builds without any manual intervention.
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