Agile Testing with Testing Anywhere The road to automation need not be long.
Agenda • What is Agile Testing? • Automation Challenges in Agile Testing • The Testing Anywhere Advantage in Agile Testing • Q&A
What is Agile Testing? • Agile testing is a software testing practice that follows the principles of the overall agile manifesto. • In this, testing is not a phase. It is integrated into Development & Testing. • QA is not the last line of defense but involved at the beginning of the project. • Agile testing focuses on testing iteratively, as often as stable code base is available, until quality is achieved from end customer’s perspective.
Automation Challenges in Agile Testing • Short Iterations & Releases • 1 week, 2 week, 4-6 week release cycles, even shorter feedback cycles • Validate new “user stories”, ensure old functionality continues to work, communicate bugs, fix them and validate again. • Automation tools not designed for collaborative and cross functional processes • Evolve through collaboration & cross functional teams is at the heart of Agile • Tackle the issue of geographically dispersed teams • Less time for documentation • Need tools/formats for documentation that cover essence of the test but are lightweight
Then why automate? • All manual testing is “asking for trouble”. It will result in buggy software, missed milestones, significant impact to product brand, guaranteed! • Automation is the key • Introducing: TESTING ANYWHERE
Testing Anywhere • Testing Anywhere can work with any type of methodology & many different types of testing. • Waterfall model • V model • Spiral model • RUP model • Agile model • RAD model • Acceptance Testing • Functional Testing • Black Box Testing • Data-driven Testing • Smoke Testing • Regression Testing • Integration Testing • Compatibility Testing • Performance Testing • Distributed Load Testing • Stress Testing • System Testing
The Testing Anywhere advantage:Short Iterations & Releases • Fast development of test cases, modifications • Testing Anywhere can save you at least 50% to 70% time on testing • 5 different ways to create test, intelligent recording, visualize technology, intuitive interface, 385+ advanced actions. • Experience it! Don’t go by the check list. • Flexible, versatile and easy to use • Windows, Web or legacy application testing • Support for many objects and more objects added every release • Image recognition and OCR • Test to Exe 7
Cross functional communication: Current Scenario Tester: Reports a bug Developer: Need more information Tester: Provides more information Developer: Unable to reproduce Bug Council Meeting Bugs Found: 150 Fixed: 50 Unable to reproduce: 35 Not a bug: 15 Working on it: 50
Testing Anywhere & Agile Testing Tester: Attaches screen-shot Developer: Oh, you mean that Ok button, I see. What should I select in the drop down to reproduce the bug. Tester: Select option 2 Developer: Unable to reproduce While all of this is going on you are losing time and adding to the cost
The Testing Anywhere advantage:Collaboration & Communication • Test to Exe. Innovative solution to the problem of test portability. • Exe is a portable testing unit which can be deployed on any machine without having to install Testing Anywhere on it. • New communication process are possible • QA finds a bug, generates Exe and gives it to development guy. Instantly dev is able to reproduce the problem. • Run exe on partner site or customer site to re-produce a problem. • Exe can be called from any program or integrated to any system just like a script. • No need to purchase a separate Testing Anywhere Client To run only 2-3 tests on a machine (say an app server or a DB server). • Testing Anywhere is the only test automation product to have this innovative feature. Once you use it, you will wonder how you did certain things without it. 10
The Testing Anywhere advantage:Collaboration • Better collaboration between users • Knowledge capture: central repository to easily share/store automated tests • Centralized systems: backup, security and resources • Streamlines setup and maintenance of automated tests • Scalability: add users as needed • Consistent practices across users
The Testing Anywhere advantage:Effective Documentation • No separate documentation step needed • Visualize technology documents the tests in terms of images in a storyboard view as you create and edit tests • Use Snap Points to edit visualize view with latest images
Conclusion • Q&A • Follow-up • Team Anywhere for customers 13
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