why automate functional testing of web application

When you have a commercial web application, you are always challenged to remain competitive.  You are constantly under pressure to rollout new features for your clients. While software developers have adopted agile methodologies to speed up software release cycles, this  process can leave your web application vulnerable to bugs. In such case, to what extent

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RPA Test Automation

Is RPA a testing tool? Is Test Automation similar to RPA? Could Selenium be used for RPA? Does a Robot do RPA execution? How could RPA be utilized in testing? With RPA evolving could testers lose their job? Is RPA based on Agile? To answer all such questions, we’ve come up with a post to

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Automation Testing

Where do we fit the Automation into our SDLC was one of the questions raised by a prospective client? Do you have the same impression? Many of us believe automation to be simply a part of QA phase of the SDLC, but to achieve the desired results automation must follow the complete cycle of its

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Test Automation

Automation is now a phenomenon! One click booking, Auto-filters, interconnected and automated appliances,etc. are now anessential part of our living. While consumers enjoy automation to ease their stressful life, test automation could offer peace of mind to many founders and CXO’s of the firms.  While many believe test automation is to make a QA person

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Test Automation

Test Automation is a strategic decision influenced by myths and facts. However, firms need to understand any test automation is an investment, which has its assumptions and a strategy, stressing the need to measure the ROI. But what are the factors that influence ROI? Are there any assumptions? Is there a formula to devise? Are

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Predictive Analysis in Quality Assurance

What kind of QA person are you? Reactive or Proactive? Let’s take a quiz to find out; please answer YES/NO to each of the questions below – Do you start QA cycle only when the code is available in QA? Do you review your code after every stage of the SDLC? Do you log bugs

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Artificial Intelligence

WannaCry, Petya/NOPetya cyberattacks, cybercrime, ransomware cyberthreats, virus are some of the buzzwords that were at its peak till last week as shown on Google trends. While some experts are predicting this a role play for something “BIG” to come, the firms, government, institutions, organizations, hospitals are looking for measures to protect themselves against the next

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API Testing, API Testing Automation

The $13.7 billion acquisition of the Whole Foods Market by Amazon is shaping a dynamic platform that channels diverse services and processes. By leveraging Cloud and APIs, Amazon is offering technologies and process innovations beyond the confines of the organizations. Digital connectivity and new age technology trends is amplifying the significance of Application Program Interfaces

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Cloud Based Testing

The application developments are very dynamic. Companies are launching new applications; roll out the versions in very short times. This is the constant challenge that most companies face. As the new versions of applications, create capabilities to expand your application, it’s imperative to test your app quickly over an ever expanding variety of devices so

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User Experience

As a product based firm CloudQA often in its demo sessions is hit by a query – How do you assure quality to the digital audience each time? Our answer is simple – We value user experience more than the code.  Our testing approach is user-centric, and if research shows users are deviating from the

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Quality Assurance

Cyber threats and data security are one of the first concern of any firm. As an organization, what do you do to save yourselves from cyber threat? Firewalls? Anti-virus? Or Setting up processes and educating employees? Hiring a security firm to audit your processes and conduct penetration testing?  What else could be done to prevent

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Website Monitoring Tools - CloudQA

Our last article on Load Testing mentioned about website crash happening due to high traffic. So how does the website owner know if the website has crashed? Thanks to different techniques of Application Performance Monitoring[APM] such issues could either be reported in Real-time or may not even surface because of Synthetic/Active monitoring. Our current post

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Load Testing

Quite recently when “Move to Canada” was a trending term, Canada’s immigration website crashed. Not long ago, in India, during peak hours the rail booking site used to crash every day. In 2015, retailers had a tough time on Black Friday and Cyber Mondays when most of the retail websites crashed. The above instances reflect

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Codeless Automation

Recently when we were hit by a query from a start-up firm looking for TAAS, we gratefully acknowledge them. But when they replied asking us – We do not follow Agile, would codeless automation fit our strategy? At that very moment, we thought of coming up with this post –

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Test Data Management Tools

While availing Testing-as-a-service[#TaaS], benefits like Cost Reduction and Revenue Optimization seemed obvious but did you double check if the package is inclusive of #Test Data Management? With Big Data the buzzword these days, we often sideline the test #data management, in fact, experts believe that an effective Test Data Management could increase the quality of

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Container Management Platform

Report from Forrester highlights an interesting fact of how an enterprise may go away with using large, complex, and costly private cloud software suites. In fact, the enterprises may revisit their cloud strategy and look for alternatives that include and integrate PaaS capabilities, cloud management, and container support. If you haven’t noticed it yet, check

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Mobile Website Testing

Compatibility is in demand in modern times! A windows phone although was a high performer but would not run Android Apps, a software that does not support Linux, or a web page that does load with IE are evidently incompatible in current times. The tech-driven world needs to stay connected and should work seamlessly on

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Docker Vs Kubernetes

Cloud Computing with its offering of “Platform as a service [PaaS]” has helped “Testing as a service[TaaS],” but could you move a running application from one VM to other? Sounds bit dicey but that’s how the #Docker and #Kubernetes could help in deploying containers inside a cluster and making each container as a standalone application

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Agile enhancement by service virtualization

How often you push your “Phone Updates” to a later date as an update install means your phone would not be available to work. Even though the updates just take a couple of minutes, but in a fast-paced world where a minute delay could mean a lot, non-availability of services for a fraction of seconds

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Continuous Agile Testing

A flowing river or a growing plant are all viewed with positivity and respect! Same applies to the software’s and technology, the one whose updates are stalled, start losing their existence. Is anyone using Windows XP? Or a Nokia Phone? Or any of your neighbor who has a CRT Television? Continuity is Life! To support

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Continuous Testing

Need To Know the Best Practices For #Continuous Agile #Testing The Delivery Manager approached the QA Head – When do you stop testing? The Head replied – We never stop testing, it should be continuous we may put a ‘,’ to pause for a while but make sure to pick it again to near perfection.

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Selenium Automation

Technology has provided us with options, but most of the options are not sustainable! They live for a shorter duration and then turn to history! Today technology needs to be unlimited, unconditional, Adaptive to change and seamless, could you think of any tools/technologies that are progressive and stable for more than a decade? We have…

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Codeless Testing

July 29, 2016, was a big day for testing professionals with the release of beta version of Selenium 3.0. The online community of testing and QA professionals are flooded with “what, when, how questions on Selenium 3” and individuals are exploring every bit of it. But for a firm like CloudQA who offer “Testing as

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Agile Development, Agile checked

Kinkar brain was cluttered, being a technical head he was committed to delivering a project within six months, and after working for five months on a project when they were ready for first UAT, the code refused to float because of incompatibility of browsers. Had he been Agile-Checked; he could have avoided the last-minute pressure.

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Web Services Automation

#Web services are those services wherein two applications or software or machines communicate with each other and exchange information, regardless of the underlying structure of the two things that are communicating. For example, if you want your site to display stock prices, you don’t have to go to the stock market and collect the prices

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Microservices Automation Testing

As the Agile form of software development is making waves and ruling the roost in the software game, a new player is slowly emerging – microservices. It is similar to the many small iterations that characterize the Agile development module. So what exactly is microservices? To understand this, let us first take into account the

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Agile Development & Testing

CloudQA is back with our What You Should Be Doing series! In this installment, we look at #Agile development. First off the bat – what is Agile? Well, to quote AgileNutShell, “Agile is a time boxed, iterative approach to software delivery that builds software incrementally from the start of the project, instead of trying to

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Robots Test Automation

Ever since automation entered the scene, there has been intense debate about machines replacing humans. And its easy to see why – machines don’t make mistakes, they don’t crib about overtime, they don’t get tired, and they don’t need to be paid a salary. Considering the capitalist environment that we operate in, its not hard

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Automation Testing

We’ve explored the problems of automation testing that you’re likely to run into in your journey with #test automation. This article is targeted to help you avoid them. We’ll recap the problems for those of you who missed it, (those interested can read it here[hyperlink]), and move on to the measures you can adopt to overcome

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Automation Testing

#Test automation is currently very popular for it’s ease of operation and how much it lowers costs in the long run. Testing frameworks like CloudQA have had a major impact on the workplace and how fast or efficiently software is developed by saving time, effort and money. However, as part of our ongoing series, we’ve

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#CloudQA is committed to offer its clients the most advanced and the most efficient technologies. We spend a lot of time and effort in R&D, and try to bring the most stable and effective strategies to the market. We know the value of your time and money, and don’t skimp about features and capabilities. Keeping

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Test Automation

#Test automation isn’t the easiest process to deal with. It’s often technical nature, and oft-touted miraculous results lead to a lot of miscommunication and expectation management issues between supervisors and engineers who actually have to work the test. Expectation management is an especially crucial aspect, because both the engineer and his or her supervisor needs

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Test Automation

#Test automation refers to specialized software that makes your life much easier. Instead of overworked software engineers looking through a hundred screen and trying a hundred different input combinations manually, you just run the test automation software, and voila! You know what problems are cropping up, why and where, all at the click of a button. There are two

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Test Automation

To get maximum ROI out of automation, here are some best practices to be followed: 1. Know what to & what not to Automate What to Automate? · Test Cases which are important to be repeated in every release cycle. · Test Cases which are time consuming & tedious to execute manually because chances of

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Selenium Test Automation

#Selenium is by far the most preferred #Test Automation tool for web applications and more people are adopting it for their test automation strategy. As someone new to test automation, do you know what it takes to setup a successful test automation environment and be productive with it? Here are some thoughts Starting out with Selenium

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web automation Functional Testing

What is #Functional Testing? A properly written functional test ensures that the system is functioning exactly as the USER expects it to. Functional tests target business goals and typically defined and validated by an expert end user. Since it may not be possible for an expert to test the functionality of the system at each

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software test management

Software Test Management The effectiveness of Automated #Testing wherever applicable in software test processes has been rarely disputed. Automated Testing reduces testing time, identifies bugs faster and facilitates continuous development (CD). However, Automated Testing environments tend to get extremely large (one with over 100 test scenarios would qualify as large and test scenarios can easily

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Testing As A Service

#Testing as a Service (#TaaS) As enterprises rush to meet the evolving, customer focused, multi-interface, and technologically complex solutions, software quality and time to market becomes a critical need. As a result software testing plays an important role in the growth of an enterprise offering such solutions. However surging costs, high security environments, and software

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software test management

What Everybody Ought to Know About #Software Test Management The effectiveness of Automated #Testing wherever applicable in software test processes has been rarely disputed. Automated Testing reduces testing time, identifies bugs faster and facilitates continuous development (CD). However, Automated Testing environments tend to get extremely large (one with over 100 test scenarios would qualify as large

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