Time and again it has been proven – An issue caught in the later stages of an SDLC costs a firm a lot! Whenever it comes to cost cutting and as a response to tight timelines testing is one thing that gets eliminated from many SDLC. However, @Teknospire we believe in delivering only quality to our clients! That’s one of the reasons that testing is an integral part of our SDLC. We have a robust testing framework that helps in automating our test suites and thereby reducing the time to market. Need to know how? Let’s dive in –
Why @Teknospire we Chose Selenium
Choosing “What’s Best” could be tough, but when you decide a product based on what are your requirements you could choose the best tool! That’s exactly how the team @Teknospire landed with Selenium. The team was looking for –
- An Open Source tool that has a support of multi-browser and offers community support for any technical glitches.
- A tool that allows seamless integration with build systems, development tools, and testing applications.
- A tool that helps in creating browser-based tests and lets users reuse the scripts and extend the automation framework to other test cases.
- A tool that enables rapid test development and could be extensively used for UI, Acceptance, and Regression test cases.
- A tool that could trigger the test execution to a remotely held device.
- A tool that permits to test a large set of steps in less time i.e. testing in volume.
- A tool that could also be used for Mobile web application automation on Android, iPhone, and Blackberry
- A tool that comes with multiple add-on features.
A Day in testers life @Teknospire With Selenium
As a tester/QA, we might have worked on login page [ user id/password fields submit button] test cases, so picking the same sample –
First, the developer develops the code in Eclipse as the solutions offered @Teknospire are JAVA based, once the developer has checked in the code the code is plugged into MAVEN and JENKINS where MAVEN explores the code to find the dependencies, JENKINS provides the automated build that could be used by the testers. Then the build is fed to TestNG and Selenium tool where TestNG helps in unit testing,parallel testing and report generation; Selenium Webdriver is used for Functional Testing, and Regression Testing.
Considering A login page would have around 15 test cases [including data validation ones] once the test cases are scripted it would be a matter of just half an hour that the 15 test cases could be executed and results are shared with the team.
Plans @Teknospire For Quality Assurance To Our Clients
Moving a step closer to deliver quality to our clients we would soon be upgrading to Selenium 3. Selenium 3 is stable, now comes
- With support for Firefox is via Mozilla’s Gecko driver
- With fixes for Maven Packaging
- Extends its support for Safari on MacOS via Apple’s Safari driver
- Has updated HTMLUnit
- Support for Edge provided by MS
We might need to tweak in some of the projects, but upgrading to Selenium 3 would make our technology stronger.
Selenium is a useful tool to enhance the quality of your web-testing, the tool allows the tester to extend the framework and modify the available code. It is an operative tool that could save a lot of time and could give you excellent ROI. We @Teknospire already using it for our benefits. How about you?
- Selenium – Part III: Advanced Features of Selenium
- Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange
- Selenium2/Selenium Webdriver and its Features
- Introduction to Selenium
- Selenium (software)
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