Test Automation

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 test Automation - Codeless!

Microsoft never fails to deliver the ease of operation in a user-friendly manner. Dynamics 365 is one such significant service investment that Microsoft has done right. The key factor of codeless test automation is its simple procedure and the upgrade that extends the same privileges to users.

Several problems that seemed not a much of trouble, positioned quite a significant risks to organizations. This is why Dynamics 365 automation testing came into the picture. It ensures safe and smooth operating of the system. And this is where CloudQA plays a vital role to assist with the dynamics 365 testing module.

Stats says, 40% of an application’s lifecycle is dependent on testing quality. CloudQA, assist your company to leverage the Microsoft Dynamics testing process. As we understand how business managers are eager to reduce the negative effects of software testing.

Personnel monitoring, debit and credit scores, arrangements, expansions, spots, new module implementation to mention a few time-consuming activities related to an ERP of your company. These are all managed by Microsoft Dynamics.

The base Microsoft Dynamics application is deep as well as broad. It consists of a host of attributes, components, software and hardware configurations. Independent software application vendors do expand or modify Microsoft Dynamics, giving functionality for verticals and certain market demands. It is vital to check the remedy completely as all the modifications are applied.

7 things you must know before starting your testing

  1. The standard, out-of-the-box capability of Dynamics can be found in 24 languages, which simplifies localization testing considerably. It implies that when tailoring the system, just newly established or configured functionality is required to qualify the localization testing.
  2. When centering the tailored part of CRM, testing engineers typically inspects personalized entities and areas, control aspects, plug-in performance, functional updates made on JavaScript (messages, additional web pages) and custom records.
  3. Besides localization testing running useful GUI tests is equally important to inspect and verify before heading further. The outcomes that you get at this stage will certainly define the direction to your testing execution.
  4. In a customized Dynamics 365, more than half of part of performance is likely to come pre-checked. This implies that you are left with testing of freshly added and tailored part, which generally involves entities, features, and fields. Usually, there is no need to verify new areas as the control aspects get the typical attributes with respect to the information feed.
  5. For the newly created performance that is to be completely tested, the testing needs are similar to the ones for the customized features. Along with that, all the types, windows, control aspects and other essential features established separately and added to the Dynamics 365 via JavaScript or other plugins, are toned to survive the full-scale check. Otherwise, the time invested in personalizing your customer partnership management system will certainly won’t bring you much value.
  6. The Dynamics products are somewhat complex web applications that are challenging to automate with Selenium scripts. For instance, the tester will certainly need to manage elements such as “embedded iFrames”, “deep things trees”, and “vibrant IDs for child windows” when trying to automate easy procedures in, say, the Sales application. Just making the Selenium WebDriver locate the appropriate component in the application requires the tester to spend a lot of time scripting the correct locator technique.
  7. Another problem from a testing viewpoint is that the UI standard of the Dynamics applications differs from version to version. You cannot desire to lock-in designer resources to test automation, as this would consume the time of establishing your regional Dynamics personalization.

Dynamics 365 automated testing

Dynamics-users have to validate numerous critical business hurdles. With frequent updates to the core and also standard applications, it’s vital to thoroughly examine Dynamics-based applications and processes.

Discover exactly how to:

  • Kick-off automatic testing of Dynamics 365
  • Automate with out-of-the-box parts
  • Incorporate with any kind of release pipe

Testers require to automate Dynamics 365 applications

  • To support continuous deployment
  • To verify processes throughout applications
  • To examine legacy system assimilations
  • To check production atmospheres

Having problem testing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications?

Configuring automated testing and also contracting out testing initiatives end up with the very same result: Test cases stop working and top quality has to compromise. Make sure your Dynamics-applications do not break with durable test automation that can be developed codeless.

CloudQA consists of specialized libraries for testing Dynamics 365 applications built-upon the common UIAutomation library. The library comprises special extensions for handling unique controls such as tree views, the navigating explorer and the various grids used to modify information. Additionally, CloudQA can evaluate numerous websites using its web internet browser libraries.

Having a well-functioning and customized Dynamics 365 is what every successful company aims at. Yet, buying off-the-shelf products might be limiting for your company if you intend to improve organisation processes in your sales and advertising department. To ensure the system addresses your urgent demands, modification of a CRM platform is a common alternative. Microsoft Dynamics CRM is not an exception.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, we have actually laid out significant areas of focus while testing the customized Dynamics 365. Ideally, you will utilize them when localizing your platform along with testing its functionality, performance and UI.

CloudQA is focused on enhancing your Microsoft Dynamics ERP performance regularly with quick automated and repeatable testing activities.

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Agile enhancement by service virtualization

How could Service Virtualization enhance your Agile Testing Strategy?

Agile enhancement by service virtualization

How could Service Virtualization enhance your Agile Testing  Strategy?

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 frustrate you.

Often the similar situation is faced by a Tester/QA while performing his daily testing jobs – environments are not up, dependencies are ambiguous, developers/business users need the SIT environment and ‘n’ number of such reasons.

That’s where Service Virtualization comes into the picture!

In fact, Service Virtualization is all about continuity and boosting agility!

What is Service Virtualization?

Service Virtualization in laymen terms is providing services in a virtual manner. Just like on the internet you have virtual friends, virtual classroom or virtual 3D view of an art gallery, in a similar fashion the services exist for a tester/QA to test, but are not the real services.

Service Virtualization by its means simplifies the issues faced by a Service-Oriented Architecture [SOA] testing strategy. By providing a virtual set-up of services, it speeds up the testing and development process.

A quick example that I could think of is “market data” provided by Bloomberg, Reuters, ACTIVE, WOMBAT that is the lifeline of many investment firms. But for a tester to test the market data scenarios they are connected either with a simulator or a different service that stores the recorded data [ a replica of live data].

By connecting to a virtual service, testing is continuous, and the live environment does not get affected.

How Service Virtualization Could Enhance Agile Testing

Technology is making things simpler for the end users, but complexity is hidden beneath under wraps giving a tough time to developers and testers. Be it chatbots, Pokemon Go or a virtual reality venture showcasing you hotel suites from your living room, the building/testing of tools and apps is not simple enough. To streamline the testing/developing process service virtualization when combined with #Agile becomes handy –

  • Get Continuous – Bid goodbye to delays and waiting time for services from production, DevOps could now leverage virtual services and boost continuous testing.
  • Integration is Seamless – With virtual services present at your disposal, integration testing is just a matter of connection and few clicks.
  • Real Time Analysis – With virtual services, the analysis could be done real time helping in finding issues at an early stage.
  • Cost Efficient – With increased complexity of components, simulating them for development/testing environment could be a risky affair. Service virtualization helps in reducing that cost but still provides the benefit of a real-life scenario.
  • Enables Parallel Testing – With virtual services, testers/QA could test the pre-prod/UAT environment in parallel accelerating time-to-market and providing a quality software.
  • Competitive Advantage – With Service Virtualization firms could process parallel development, quick fixes and boost quality that provides an added benefit when compared to companies following the linear development strategy.
  • Good fit to ever changing requirements – In agile when requirements are ever-evolving, virtual services with their flexibility and easy-to-use parameters helps in maintaining the continuity and still follow the Agile process.
  • Collaborate, Share and Grow – With multiple teams working on the assets, it gets tough to share the resources in Agile, but service virtualization facilitates on-demand access to resources anytime to any group.
  • Test anytime – With virtual services you can test anytime, be it functional, integration or performance testing.

As in our last post, we saw “ The Best Practices of Continuous Agile Testing”  we know continuity is the key for any software/tool to survive. With service virtualization, we are a step closer to make it continuous agile and quality-assured!

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Continuous Testing

Need To Know the Best Practices For Continuous Agile Testing

Continuous QA

Need To Know the Best Practices For Agile

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. The day, we stop testing, means our product is going to be the history in the market. Even if your product is stable, we need to test it if it works with new browsers, new java version? We need to test it again to see if it could take up a load of new users. We want to deliver quality, and hence Continuity is the key, we do not deliver use-n- throw software.

That’s the power of Continuity!

So how do manage continuity? Is Continuous Agile a tough game? Let’s a take a sneak peek into the best practice’s that could help you gain control of Agile and keep it continuous –

Know Your Customer

Knowing your customer mindset is of prime importance, just for example if you are testing a bank app – How easy it would be for the user to log in who a layman is? In case he forgets his password, do they have enough information to retrieve his password? Or what kind of information could hacker use to hack the account? Is the password field allowing a ‘copy function’?

Get into the shoes of the customer and then design the test cases/test scripts.

Integration and Automation is the Key

For testing to be Continuous Agile, every piece of code checked in needs to be included in the build. The Build Automation needs to be integrated with Automated Deployments, Test Case Execution,  Regression Results and Bug Tracking.

Automate Test Cases TestAutomation

Manual Test Execution is a thing of past! Automate your test cycles to speed up the processes and widen your coverage.

Execute Smoke Test post Deployment

A test suite consisting of some bare minimum test cases in necessary for QA to start on Functional, Regression Testing to ensure the environment stability.

Convert Business UseCases to Test Scripts

Get in touch with the product owners/business users and try to get the use cases that could be elaborated to test scripts.

Access Your Software Risk Appetite RiskBasedTesting

What could be critical for a business user? What are the features that for software should work seamlessly and any issues in that could be disastrous? Weigh your features as per the risk associated with them and devise a Risk Based Test Suite. Either you could assign a number from 1-5 [ 1 being lowest and five being highest regarding risk] to your testcases and then could create a suite. Or you can get help from your business users/ top level professionals to assist you with that.

Adopt Lean Testing LeanTesting

Lean Testing is a concept where the waste is identified at an early stage to maximize quality. Just, for example, your banking app gets a new feature – as a new icon. As a tester now how would you design your test cycle? Does it need to have all the functionality tested or may be few would do? Lean Testing is a process through which you can not only speed up your testexecution but also identify the processes, delays that could hamper your continuous Agile process and provide guidelines for improvement.

Follow Standards, QA Processes, Testing Pyramid

Processes are meant to help you achieve faster and transparent results, so it should be a good practice to stick to them. To work on the test execution, you could also take help from the TestPyramid model and based on your risk appetite could work on UnitTesting, UITesting TestAutomation or IntegrationTesting.

Change is Constant

Charles Darwin said – “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Hence, there would be last minute changes, fixes, builds and processes, the important point is you being prepared for it?

Give some time to Exploratory Testing Exploratory Testing

You cannot automate exploratory testing but is an integral part of any QA cycle, allocate some time for its manual execution.

Continuous Agile Testing is a process that could provide you with maximum throughput when you are Continuous. As the quote says –

A phased approach to continuous delivery is not only preferable; it’s infinitely more manageable.

– Maurice Kherlakian.

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