Performance testing as everyone acknowledges, should no longer be an optional or an after release activity. The enterprises I have worked through have definitely realized this but still seem to commit some basic mistakes surrounding baselines, timing of planning for performance test and many others. LoadStorm team have joined us to air out few common mistakes that enterprises commit doing their performance test of their products or applications.
One of the problematic and overlooked tasks while creating a web application is making it compliant across browsers and platforms. This is especially difficult because each browser have its own architecture, uses its own rendering code, parser etc., and hence application manifests itself differently across different browser platforms.
While most of the test automation engineers are aware of the many pitfalls of test automation; there are some associated to the automation planning & design considerations. There are some widely used automation frameworks, & hybrid framework tops them all.
SmartBear TestComplete has introduced support for automated testing of native applications for mobile devices and mobile web applications. So now, every single TestComplete feature for Desktop and Web Apps testing, including object recognition, scripting, automatic test execution, object spy, visualizer and reporting is applicable to automated testing of mobile applications.
Ravello Systems is a start-up found in 2011, which introduced a pioneering on-demand solution to the world, to run VMware & KVM workloads in Amazon AWS, Rackspace or HP cloud without any changes. Complex networking including static IPs, multiple subnets and VLANs everything stays the same on the cloud as it is on premise. With Ravello it is no longer required to rewrite apps or depend upon a particular cloud provider or cloud management platform to develop or test your complex apps.
qTest is a SaaS based Test Management tool ideally suited for a small and growing QA testing teams guided by agile methodologies. qTest has announced the availability of qTest eXplorer, and add-on which will mark the emergence of qTest as a complete test management solution catering to both scripted and un-scripted testing via a single platform.
Awetest is a pretty new tool for on-demand mobile and cross browser automation and regression testing needs. The tool not only acts as a framework for building, managing and executing automated testing of web and mobile apps but also provides managed Device Lab servies. The Device lab is a collection of real Android & iOS mobile devices (phones & tablets) of various form factors which can be used to execute Awtest test cases.
A lot of functional test automation tools are available in the market, each with its own highs and lows. One such functional & regression test automation tool for testing of web and mobile apps is Awetest from 3QiLabs.
We have stepped into 2014, the New Year invigorates new energy into every stream and a lot of things are expected to change. We at ToolsJournal after discussing the testing trends prevailing in 2013 , take a step forward to present before you the Testing Trends which will catch up further in 2014.
ToolsJournal core members sat over to identify the prevailing testing trends of the year about to be over in a few days, 2013. We at ToolsJournal also tried to assess how deep these trends have percolated into the testing sphere and how things would be like moving forward. Here is the ToolsJournal take on the Testing Trends of 2013 and beyond.