TestPlant CTO, Antony Edwards, was interviewed by Mobile World Live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Antony talks about the key trends in mobile and IoT, and how testing needs to change in order to be more focused on UX.
Today we are excited to bring you a guest blog post from Kevin Dunne, VP, Strategy and Business Development at QASymphony. Testplant announced a technology partnership with QASymphony on July 12, 2016. To read more about the partnership, click here.
Every engineering organization will encounter struggles in trying to get reliable and repeatable insights into their processes. The world now relies heavily on interconnected software systems to do things as simple as sending an email to something as complex as finding cures for rare diseases.
When software doesn’t work as expected, teams need to know what the root cause of the particular failure was. More importantly, they need to understand what they can do going forward to detect a similar risk before it is able to cause harm. This problem only continues to grow in complexity as companies scale and need to manage various release trains, development processes, and tool sets.
We’ve been looking at how to get started with functional testing using Eggplant Functional. The training video series has taken us through a number of key topics, from the basics of how to script, to understanding OCR, modularization and debugging. Finishing the series, we have three last videos which explore scripting across different platforms, and then looking at results reporting.
The first video teaches us all about cross-browser testing, a very important and real challenge in today’s complex technology landscape, with the many differing devices and interfaces available. Secondly, we will delve deeper into running scripts, discussing all the different methods of test execution with the respective advantages and purposes for each. Lastly, we look at results reporting, the most important part of testing – where you review the end result.
You can watch these three training videos below:
Last week we covered the first three videos in the series, taking you through an introduction to eggPlant Functional, setting up your test environment, and how to script. This week we will look at the next three videos in the series, which will help you get organised with your testing.
Firstly, we look at modularization and parameterization, which is very important when considering the scalability of your test suite. After writing your test, you’ll want to re-use and scale it up, so it can be used in hundreds of different test runs.
Secondly, we discuss how to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR); built in, it allows eggPlant Functional to read text off the screen of your system-under-test by deciphering the pixels. OCR is incredibly powerful, allowing you to create robust scripts, that will run across multiple platforms, and continue to work if you change the font in your application.
Lastly, we look at debugging, a critical part of automated test creation. Properly debugging tests ensures stability and reliability of tests, yielding accurate results.
You can watch these three training videos below:
Last year we launched a series of eggPlant Functional training videos, which were a huge success. So, while you might be slowing down over the festive season, why not spend some time learning how to use eggPlant Functional?
The training series covers all aspects of test automation from script creation to debugging, best practises, reporting results, and even tips and tricks from the team at TestPlant.
This blog re-introduces the first three videos! The full training video series can be found on our website here.
Software quality and testing is mission critical in healthcare, literally people's lives are at stake.
In the recent World Quality Report from CapGemini, executives from healthcare companies rated quality as 30% more important to their business than finance, so healthcare really does take quality very seriously.
Thank you for joining us on Wednesday 12 August for the Grand Opening of the TestPlant Americas Headquarters! What a lovely evening, with some great food and local beer and cider - we really enjoyed the Sweet Cow ice-cream truck!
Our CEO spoke at the Grand Opening and welcomed the large gathering of city officials, partners, customers, families, advisers, the landlord and contractors, the first group of "eggPlant experts" and not least... all the staff of TestPlant in the US. From a team in Boulder comprising Jonathan, Doug, Matt and Pamela in 2008 the operation has grown enormously and from a "dev center" to a HQ. George thanked everyone and looked forward to a very bright future.
Thank you to all our guests for joining TestPlant at the annual Institute of Export (IOE) Queen’s Award Gala Dinner 2016. TestPlant celebrated a third Queen’s Award, this year in the much sought after Innovation category.
How do you effectively test responsive websites?
Responsive web design (RWD) delivers strong web content across a mix of desktop and mobile devices and platforms. Sites today are richer and more complex, with videos, dynamic content, images, interactive features, and custom fonts, making it harder to test.
Today we are excited to bring you a guest blog post from Dr Greg Law, at Undo. TestPlant announced a technology partnership with Undo on August 17, 2016. To read more about the partnership, click here.
The rise of test-driven development, agile methodologies, continuous integration and continuous deployment are transforming how software is created and provided to customers. Simultaneously, the spread of software into more and more of the devices around us and the interconnectivity of those devices means that the sector is growing in scale, complexity and importance. These factors are having an enormous impact on testing and QA departments. If more software is being produced and needs to be deployed in shorter and shorter timeframes, traditional testing methodologies have to change, hence the rise of automation in the testing process.