Adapting to New Technologies

1. DevOps and Agile Methodologies

With the squeezing demand to meet delivery cut-offs, The Eminence always suggests DevOps & Agile Methodologies due to the fact it nurtures collaborative & iterative working models. While Agile methodology aids acceleration to test projects. However, DevOps aids with cross-functional & co-operative domain integral features which paves way for high efficiency product saving time & money.Involving these methodologies, we remove complexity, encouraging teams to pay close attention to stage-wise buildout resulting steady & sustained releases.

2. Frameworks

Utilizing framework TestNG, Specflow, Jasmine, Junit – is to provide testing tools to achieve the result with the minimum effort and the maximum outcome. Programming structures and applications developed using frameworks are interoperable with market standards setting up a certainty that the application is in pace with full compliance across business rules which is well structured & manageable.

3. Testing Tools

(i) Selenium WebDriver – A ‘well designed’, ‘object oriented’ API, is as simpler & has more concise programming interface, supporting to write test scripts in different programming languages (html, Java, .net, perl, ruby) their conditional operations, looping and other important programming features makes test script robust in automation. Selenium-WebDriver supports dynamic web pages at its best where page elements may change without reloading page itself. Supporting advanced web-app testing issues is its ultimate goal.

(ii) Watir (Web Application Testing in Ruby) Officially called Watir, is an automated test tool which uses Ruby (scripting language) to drive the IE web browser. Watir is a toolkit for automating web browsers, drives web applications that are served up as HTML pages in a web browser any app no matter what technology it is developed in.Watir supports only IE on Windows, however supporting Watir-WebDriver supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera.

(iii) Unified Functional Testing UFT (QuickTest Professional) is an automation functional testing tool used for functional, regression and service testing. Its new execution is engineered to facilitate distributed test execution of multiple tests simultaneously on all top mobile platforms & browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari). UFT is one of the most trusted automation tools in the market holding over 60% market share saving considerable time and money for us.

(iv) Rational Functional Tester RFT creates automated functional tests by recording the actions  of a user on the system and replaying the actions on demand to execute a test. RFT scripts are displayed as java programs testing the success or failure of any step with a checkpoint & compares the actual result under test helping us reduce time taken during regression testing.

(v) TestComplete is a functional automated testing platform to create automated tests for Windows, Web, Android OS & iOS. TestComplete creates, maintains and executes automated tests across desktop, web and mobile applications easy & swifty. TestComplete Platform supports multiple script languages and records automated tests without scripting knowledge. It runs Data-driven testing with custom plugins and extensions & also Regression tests that don’t fail when the UI changes.

(vi) Sikuli is a tool to automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using “Visual Image Match” method. Sikuli provides an extensive support to automate Flash Objects / Flash Websites. It can be easily integrated with Selenium and all other tools. Using Sikuli we can automate desktop applications. Even Window based applications can be automated using Sikuli. Sikuli provides user friendly Sikuli-script.jar, which can be easily used together with Selenium WebDriver.

 (vii) AutoIt is a scripting language that helps us to automate Windows desktop applications. It allows us to generate scripts & supports easy record/playback which saves us a lot of time. It uses simulated keystrokes/mouse coordinates of the window/screen,which is comparatively difficult in other scripting languages. It identifies all sorts of basic Windows controls & also creates different GUIs.

(viii) Automa is a tool for Windows  which automates repetitive tasks in the graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer. It enables controlling PC with simple commands: start, click & write. Once entered a few commands, you can save them to a file & can play back at the click of a button, at a specified interval or from a build/test management tool. This accelerates more production saving more time.

(ix) Winium is an open source tool from 2GIS where Winium driver which provides support for windows app automation such as Windows Desktop (WPF, WinForms) Apps, Windows Store or Universal Apps for Windows Phone,Windows Phone Silverlight Apps. It is an open source project which can be found on Github & a Selenium-based tool used for testing Windows apps.

(x) White is an open-source framework in C# & it supports all nurtured client applications Win32, WinForm, WPF and SWT (Java). It is .NET based & it provides a consistent object oriented API, shading out all the complexities of Microsoft’s UI Automation library and Win32 Windows messages. The white framework will interact with an application through UI elements.

(xi) PyAuto is a python interface to Chromium’s automation framework which works excellent on all platforms- Windows, Linux, mac, ChromiumOS also Chromium and official Google Chrome, providing python scripting interface. Since python can be used interactively in a shell, PyAuto aids you to roam around with chromium using a scripting framework, re-uses existing automation proxy infrastructure- codebase chromium-dev. Hence, used to launch the browser, navigate to a URL, query the state of tabs, windows, etc.

(xii) Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. It is built on top of WebDriverJS, which utilises Angular-specific locator strategies, enables test Angular-specific elements without any setup effort from our part. It automatically executes the next step in a test the moment the webpage completes pending tasks, also capable of running tests against an application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.