Functional test automation – let’s do it the cloud way

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As we see the current trend we understand that business is accelerating, and it is accelerating at the Speed of Thought! Well exciting times for business has always meant a huge load on its supporting functions,Testing being the major chunk of it.Let us check how functional test automation can be done on Cloud.

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Functional test automation – let’s do it the cloud way

  1. 1. Functional Test Automation – Let’s do it the Cloud Way As we see the current trend we understand that business is accelerating, and it is accelerating at the Speed of Thought! Well exciting times for business has always meant a huge load on its supporting functions Testing being the major chunk of it. Challenges most commonly faced by our sector are1. 2. 3. 4. 5. We as always have a Limited Test Budget To add to it a strictly Time bound Schedule A Large number of test cases to be executed on many environments with different tools All this Leading to the high costs incurred per tests Geographical distribution of users, add to the challenges. Let us take a real time scenario – Automating an E Commerce Application Using Selenium WebDriver Now Regression Testing on one Browser OS combination takes close to 5 hours. This has to be tested on 16 different combinations of browser and OS and Two parallel test environments with each release. This sounds like one mammoth effort! One way to achieve this is – “Create Your Own Test Lab”. You can get 30 odd machines or VM’s having different operating systems and browsers. Ask your IT team to ensure that its health is always up to date. Timely updates, handling crashes and providing 24/7 support for the ever changing business requirements. So much effort to be put in a solution which is going to be occasionally used and mostly to report the Failures! Well seems like we should look for an alternative solution. Another alternate solution is to move your functional test automation to cloud, where we basically execute our created test scripts to identify defects in application on cloud instead of our local infrastructure set up.
  2. 2. This approach provides many benefits, in terms of On Demand InfrastructureThe infrastructure is always available On Demand and is highly scalable and flexible to our business test requirements. We can use as many browsers and OS combinations as we like. Moreover their maintenance overhead is not incurred by us. Test Run Time The Test run time is greatly reduced as the Cloud allows Parallel Test Runs on different browser and Os combinations. And once you have scheduled your runs, your machine is free to work upon for other activities. Thus helping saving test time in total. Cost We are no longer bound by any expensive seat licensing solutions as we Pay Per Use only. In cloud test automation, you pay only for those minutes which you need to run your test suite. This causes a significant reduction in the cost incurred for test automation. There are many big players who are trying to make foray into this area. CresTech is one of the first to launch a cloud enabled solution. CresTech most sought after Tool Agnostic Test Automation Platform Solution OpKey is now – Cloud Enabled! So, create your Automation Test without any scripting with any test tool and run it on cloud. With the OpKey Cloud, you author your test scripts on your local machine. And for execution you can chose from the 100+ configurations available of operating systems and browsers to run your test suite on. These tests will be executed in parallel on the cloud environment.
  3. 3. With OpKey, you do not have to worry about knowing any programming language. With its more than 400 keyword available, you can author test scenarios with ease. It also provides in built object and test data management interface. And with OpKey recorder, an extension of Selenium IDE, create your test case with ease as you navigate the steps while recording. Your first test case to run on cloud is ready within moments of installing and setting OpKey Personal edition. Moreover you are provided 100 FREE Automation minutes on Cloud. To know more about OpKey and its solution over cloud, visit – https://opkey.crestechglobal.com/cloud/.

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