The World of Testing and Face of Quality is dynamically evolving with the emergence of Hyper Connected World. It is humanely impossible to test everything in such short time without involving automation. To quickly and efficiently deliver software or services, enterprises need frictionless moving through the lifecycle. DevOps is being adopted by many organizations to clear pipelines of work moving though the SDLC. However, testing is still not very well integrated in this scheme.
Many organizations thus, adopt the "loosely coupled tool chain" approach where they basically take tools that are good at individual things - so they can use these simple tools to accomplish something easily, and only worry about integrating these tools with each other.
In order to accomplish this, it is important to have a coherent and consistent tool design throughout the organization so it becomes easy moving through the lifecycle. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Testing (CT) can help you accelerate without really having to rush the software out of the door. But CI is not possible without Automation. Automation not only speeds the cycle but also provides quicker and continuous feedback – sometimes in matter of minutes.
Also, the key is to “automate everything” – that is, from the time the developer checks-in the code to all the way to production and deployment.
In order to achieve this you need testers who are entrenched in the development process embedded into teams with developers. At Tesific, we call them SDETs (Software Design Engineers in Testing). SDETs are well versed with the agile development and work closely with the developers to design the test scripts. These scripts can be triggered alongside the check-in so you continuously get the results and the health of the build simultaneously – continuous feedback.
If you are on the journey of Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration, our SDETs can help you accelerate the lifecycle. Our SDETs are experienced in .NET and Java having worked with various automation test suites like Selenium, Cucumber, Calabash, Ranorex, Appium, Robotium, Sahi, SoapUI and Visual Studio. We also use a variety of automation tools like HP UFT, IBM FT, Fitness, Test Complete, Sikuli, eggPlant, among others.