Feature Friday – Discover the Benefits of End-to-End Testing
The concept of fourth-quarter comebacks or end-of-the-race victories is that the game is played end to end, and therefore must be won entirely. In the final, and most grueling, hour of the Le Mans, breathtaking shootouts in the world cup, to be truly victorious you must not only play the entire game but efficiently and effectively. Within technology the name of the game is applications. Web applications are an industry standard and mobile applications are not far off. Winning requires consistently providing an amazing customer experience with a flawless end-to-end user journey. But considering the pace of change and increasing requirements across web applications, mobile applications, and accompanying APIs, this can seem adaunting task for QA teams. This week’s Feature Friday is brought to you by Joyal and Suraj where they will discuss the End-to-end testing capabilities of Qyrus, and how the integrated solution optimizes the QA process enabling teams to produce high-quality applications that are well monitored.
Tell us more about the End-to-end testing offered by Qyrus and its use cases.
The End-to-end nature of Qyrus allows a different approach to testing. It allows testing to be done early within the QA cycle even before the application is developed and extends into post-deployment monitoring. This reach of testing capabilities all packed within one solution truly enhance the testing process.
Exactly taking simple designs with no functionality and testing for text and image consistency through built-in tools, or using our device farm to compare mobile application designs across a range of displays and sizes. Also including automated web, Mobile, and API testing with built-in features like service virtualization and performance, all the way through post-deployment scheduling and monitoring, the end-to-end nature of Qyrus truly promotes the best in testing capabilities and efficiency.
What is End-to-end testing’s overall impact on the testing process?
End-to-end testing is currently the most effective way to develop and deploy high-quality applications with speed to market. The concept is simple, the earlier you can begin testing the more inconsistencies discovered and resolved, and with monitoring included in the process, your application is consistently being tested for functionality providing ahigh-quality and consistent experience for users.
Exactly, if Web and Mobile applications are required, with their accompanying APIs, then End-to-end testing is the key to winning the game. Not only functionally testing the application with efficiency but also monitoring it for consistency within a single solution that centralizes all testing, reporting, test data, and required infrastructure.
How might testing end-to-end help testers, developers, and business technologists? What value can this feature bring?
Testers have the most impact with the end-to-end capabilities Qyrus offers. With the ability to take designs and run them through sanity testing, then utilizing recorders and built-in AI/ML capabilities to efficiently build suites of automated Web, Mobile, and API tests which can then be stitched together to test full-scale business processes. Then being able to schedule these tests, integrate with pipelines, with visual and data driven reporting the tester has a unique level of depth and efficiency in terms of testing capabilities. Adding the ability to scale infrastructure up and down as required, and optimizing coverage, the testing solution can also scale with requirements removing unnecessary burden from testers.
Developers are also in a much better position when end-to-end testing is properly implemented. Testing for image and text consistency as well as testing across resolutions and devices gives developers a keen insight into how the application should be developed. Reflexivity, size, and object orientation are all important insights that lead to better application development the first time. Furthermore, even having the functional testing cycle integrated with Jira alongside centralized reporting, developer scan easily view bugs and application inconsistencies
With predominantly all testing being done in a low code no code manner and robust visual reporting it is simple for business analysts and technologists to hold a stake in the QA and testing process. Easily being able to build and execute on Qyrus, testing now shifts to the hands of business professionals who understand customer experience, and customer requirements, and have unique daily usage insights. This optimizes both testing strategy and process as high-value use flows can be easily identified and tested.
Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?
Similar functionality built into one solution does not exist in the market today. When you consider all of the unique testing features, AI/ML driven capabilities as well as built-in tools and recorders, there are no single platform solutions that provide this reach of testing. Furthermore, adding the aspect of integrations with pipelines, defect management, and testcase management out of the box, the functionality truly does not compare to anything in the market.
Exactly, to even get close to simulating all of Qryus’ capabilities one would have to string together a multitude of point solutions with a range of custom code and required library maintenance. Adding the requirement of infrastructure as well, short of developing an entire testing framework from the ground up, which could take years, there is no simple way to simulate the capabilities and tool set offered by Qyrus.
How do you see End-to-end testing impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?
As this capability set truly enhances the entire QA process it is essential to the day-to-day operations. With the ability to create tests efficiently the test-building process is no longer the weight bearer in the testing process. Maximizing coverage with minimal time or resources spent takes time away from the tedious and repetitive testing requirements and shifts focus on optimizing the application and bringing it to market efficiently.
Exactly, having suites of tests built across each feature and functionality across each application with a range of device and browser options, sitting within a desired pipeline with automatic executions and reporting changes the testing process. Having constant monitoring added to this moves daily testing into new realms with edge case testing and application optimization rather than simple functionality.
The Qyrus platform offers end-to-end testing capabilities that optimize the QA process for web and mobile applications, including accompanying APIs, and enhance the user experience. This allows testing to be done early within the QA cycle and extends into post-deployment monitoring, all within a single solution. This enables early testing, discovering and resolving inconsistencies, and monitoring for functionality, providing a high-quality and consistent experience for users. The impact of end-to-end enhances the entire QA process, maximizes coverage with minimal time or resources spent, and optimizes testing strategy and process. Join us next week as we continue to delve into Qyrus features and functionalities that truly enhance the testing and QA lifecycle.