The software testing community has come through many interesting trends through the year 2017. These trends mainly include the newly introduced practices in software testing. Trends like adopting newer test automation tools & practices and DevOps are found to be usually followed, which in turn has resulted to increase in automation being performed on various web applications. While some tools are still facing issues like managing the environments as well as test data, shortened release schedules and lack of time for proper testing.
Working together with manual & automation tools: It’s true that automating every single thing sounds like interesting and easy for everyone for once, but, in reality automation makes it difficult to face challenges in complex test environments and data and ever shortening delivery cycles.
Emerging mobile test automation: As compared to earlier years, we can clearly see a shift of software world towards Mobile applications, away from web and desktop applications. The same can be said as the reason for the introduction of Test Automation in mobile applications testing in order to shorten time-to-market needs of software organizations.
Testing of such banking and financial applications becomes crucial in order to evaluate its reliability and proficiency. Growing customer expectations have led to the increased complex financial services that has made testing an important affair.
Due to the involvement of complex functionalities in the banking and financial applications, using one or two software testing techniques is not enough. Such applications require end to end testing methodology involving various software testing techniques to accomplish the following goals.
# To ensure the functional and security aspects of the application
# To ensure data integrity and performance of the application
All new features has improvised the feel of iPad and made the use of iPhone even more easier. There are a number of features to explore, which have been listed and explained below:
1. The advanced Augmented Reality: With all new Augmented Reality technology, AR gaming has gone to another level. It will be more realistic, interactive and interesting.
2. A cluster of New features designed for iPad: The new features in Dock will make the iPad experience really easy. The user will now be able to resize the Dock to add all the favorite applications. It has an enhanced Slide Over and Split View which allows the user to easily multitask on different applications. The Drag and Drop feature has made it easier to move the text, images, and files between the applications in iPad. Multi-touch is also possible to move multiple items. Also, the user will now be able to Markup on documents, PDFs, web pages, photos and more.
The all-new Files application will allow the user to browse, search and organize files in a much better user-friendly manner.
3. The new App Store: It has been modified with some new features for the better experience and easy use. It has a new tab ‘Today’ to remain updated with the latest applications. The application details will have more video previews, and more details for the user to make sure of the requirements.
The recently launched or the latest version of the existing product, it is essential for the organizations to ensure that each of its product goes through a stringent quality test to ensure that it meets the standards set.
For what reason do we Need AI in Software Testing?
Software testing is a process that set up a fundamental aspect of the area of improvement. Though, most of the time developers can’t complete a comprehensive testing of an application because of the scarcity of time and assets.
AI testing needs very little maintenance and is capable of determining new paths. Software testing is just the right field for applying AI as testing, whether manual or automated.
As code changes from a team that constantly integrates the original structures and bug fixes can have a huge impact on how an application appears to be and functions on different devices and browsers and this can quickly affect that application load around the machines. And this is where performance testing becomes crucial to a well-rounded QA strategy.
Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool. It is a mainly a performance testing tool and can be integrated with the test plan.
2. HP LoadRunner
This is an HP product and can be used as a performance testing tool. This HP product can be purchased from its HP software division. Besides, it is very much useful in understanding and ascertaining the performance and outcome of the system when there is an actual load.
QA plays a very crucial role in delivering quality software into the market and also helps in organization overall growth.
i) Production testing ensures less time to market: Testing in production is a significant way to check performance of the software with real data. It helps in determining application’s performance in real time and determines how application behaves in weak connections or network failure.
ii) Automation saves manual time: Test cases can be converted into test scripts(automated) during application development. This helps in increasing overall test coverage along with reducing the manual efforts. It also increases the Reusability of test scripts when the OS or device changes.
Usability testing directly deals with the real users’ experiences. This type of manual software testing is performed by a group of end users who use the application and find out the usability defects.
If done rightly, Usability Testing is the key to success. In the end, it can be summarized as the process which ensures that the end product meets the users’ demands in order to deliver a flawless user experience.
Types of Usability Testing
# Explorative Testing: Explorative testing is performed in order to analyze what content and functionality the new product should possess to meet the expectations of target audience before releasing a new product. In this type of testing, users test specific services where they are given real scenarios to perform which helps to highlight any kind of loop holes if present.
# Comparative Testing: This type of testing is performed to compare the usability of two different websites. Comparative tests are usually used to compare a website against a competitor site. However, it can also be used to compare two designs to analyze which one provides the best user experience.