Back-end testing is an unfamiliar testing area to many testers, especially when the Back-end adopts web services technologies and has gigabytes of data need to be verified. The presentation will outlines numbers of testing activities that need to be done to deal with challenges.
Services/Domain Testing Introduction:
We have been providing automation test service for Back-end system which has web services, web application technologies and meta-data processing. The domain we has worked on is about Communication Media and Entertainment.
Complex business logic inside layer of data storage and processing to provide services. Different platforms under test.
Defragmented testing result so it is difficult to make decision.
Must align testing with development life cycle.
Apply automation testing to Continuous Integration.
Design automation test framework to deal with Shell, Web Service, Web Application, gigabytes of XML Data on Windows and Linux.
Select proper technology stack to centralize the testing result from both manual and automation teams.
Jenkins is continuous integration and continuous delivery application, as start point, run its job to build source code from development team. When unit testing for source code is passed, automated system test written by LISA is launched as flow controller for automation test framework.
The LISA’s core functionalities are to verify middleware layer, web services based on SOAP/RESTful and database. Extending LISA’ capabilities are also applied in practice to test different technologies under test such as web application by integrating with Selenium, Shell Script by JCraft and processing big data file by Xstream/JAXB.