Cloud services have really captured the imagination. According to a Gartner survey 71% of organizations have adopted SaaS (Software as a Service) within the last three years. Quality Assurance teams however, seem to have missed the boat, barely leveraging the benefits of the cloud.
The biggest challenge today to perform mobile based testing is the management of sheer number of devices themselves on which an app have to be tested. Needless to say the devices are either not available to everyone working in a distributed environment or are lost in tranlation across teams. Here is where Mobile Labs have launched their patent pending solution "DeviceConnect", an internal device cloud that delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs and the apps that require testing.
SOASTA, the pioneer and leader in mobile and cloud testing released CloudTest Mobile, a testing platform delivering complete performance and functional test automation of mobile apps across real, distributed mobile devices. SOASTA considers it to be the first automated testing solution to support iOS 6.
Testing Anywhere that can test any application on any Windows platform; test web applications on Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome; and test custom applications written in more than 20 languages including Python, Perl, C++ and C#, is now capable of testing HTML5 and cloud applications with its latest version, Testing Anywhere 7.5.
With the phenomenal growth in the number of mobile devices and the potential of these devices to reach out to the end users, the number mobile applications thriving on these devices is increasing at a very fast pace. Each and every enterprise today directly or indirectly is in need of mobile testing solutions.
SOASTA®, Inc., the leader in cloud-based performance and functional testing, today launched a ground-breaking new release of its CloudTest® Platform that delivers, for the first time, complete functional test automation for continuous multi-touch, gesture-based mobile applications.
International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that the IT industry's next dominant platform, built on mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies, would begin its transition into the mainstream. Today, spending on these technologies is growing at about 18% per year and is expected to account for at least 80% of IT spending growth between now and 2020. With future market revenues at stake, IDC predicts that 2012 will be marked by some of the first high-stakes battles as companies seek to position themselves for leadership in these critical and fast-growing technology areas.
SOASTA has introduced CloudTesting in 2006 and has ever since helped hundreds of customers to get their web and mobile applications ready for the traffic. For our customers, long gone are the performance testing challenges of the past. They're finally able to test their application under live condition, something that all development and test organization have struggled with in the past.
SOFTWARE TESTING is no piece of cake in today's software world. Gone are days when testing was all about manual testing with few test scripts. Industry has been changing a bit too quick with an inevitable challenge of having very less time for testing world to react to the major changes. The three things that have changed the game of testing and have increased the testing scope by three fold compared to what we had before are "Agile", "Cloud" and "Mobile". Now, not really sure what else is in store. I would like to term a combination of these game changing concepts together as "Testers Perfect Storm" in the article and bring out what are the key challenges due to this perfect storm. Lets also follow this article up with what kind of solutions can we think of to ride this "Perfect Storm" in immediate future.
Inadequate testing for performance of an application can lead to costly setbacks for organisations (e.g. loosing customers to competitors). High performant, scalable, less resource intensive etc are few of the traits of a high performing software. By definition in software engineering, performance testing is testing that is performed, to determine how fast some aspect of a system performs under a particular workload. It can also serve to validate and verify other quality attributes of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage. Any mission critical software should be tested for its performance. Following is the list of few tools which can be used for performance testing: