Feature Friday: Elevate Your Test Building with Qyrus Step Functions
With automation tools like Qyrus, users can test their applications much quicker. Organizations have significantly cut their test build and run times with Qyrus, and they do not need to code or create manual tests. Test users can now make scripts with a click of a mouse. However, when building large but similar test scripts, test building can feel tedious when users have to keep creating the same steps over and over again. With step functions, users can now step up their test-building capabilities. Parth and Steve will explain how step functions can bring value to testers and organizations.
Tell us more about step functions offered by Qyrus and its use cases. (From a high level, provide a summary of this feature)
So, a user can reuse existing steps from a previous test script in a new test script. They don’t need to recreate the same steps in their script and can directly use what they already created.
It allows users to maintain the test scripts easily. If a user makes an edit in one location, all locations using these steps will be updated. Especially for big test scripts, maintenance times can be exponentially reduced with this feature.
What are step functions’ overall impact on the testing process?
Users can create larger and more scalable scripts when building tests. Test building becomes easier for the user as it drastically decreases human error when recreating the same steps across different tests.
There is a clear reduction in effort and time spent by the user. Users gain more time to create better and more impactful test cases. Companies also see a cost-benefit tied to the effort reduction, with more opportunity for users to write efficient test scripts.
Reusable test steps also help during test execution and reporting. It is simpler for users to select which test steps and scripts to run if the user wants to only run specific test steps. It also makes viewing test reports easier.
How might step functions help testers and developers? What value can this feature bring?
Testers can reuse the steps they have from an existing script to build new ones. They are able to build new tests much faster. The edits made in one location will update to all other scripts. With this feature, long test scripts can now be completed in just a few clicks. Furthermore, users can easily track scripts implementing certain step functions, especially in a customizable way using Qyrus’ mind maps.
Developers can also run steps from a CI pipeline to test a specific area of their application. A step functions implementation is flexible and can be used across a variety of tools.
Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?
Other users may have to recreate steps or find a more roundabout way to implement steps from another script. Step functions give an easy and simple ability to incorporate existing steps within a new test script.
I agree with Parth. They may have to export the steps to another folder or library in order to use them elsewhere. Or find another way to import the test steps.
How do you see step functions impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?
This function has already impacted many day-to-day operations across multiple organizations by making scripts much easier to maintain. Step functions lower maintenance, allowing organizations to strengthen business operations and their provided services.
Users can create new tests effortlessly, as already created steps can be implemented anywhere else.
All your scripts can now be easily maintained with step functions. If updates are required, users can make those changes, and the step functions that will update whatever scripts use them.
Step functions are easy to integrate within pipelines, which could offer faster test building and testing capabilities. Their reusability also allows updates within one function to update across any test scripts using them, bringing high scalability across test suites and folders.
In the realm of software testing, Qyrus introduces a simple, yet game-changing feature with step functions, addressing a common challenge users face in test script creation. This innovation allows users to reuse existing steps from previous test scripts, streamlining the process, reducing repetition, and enhancing accuracy. This practical tool significantly improves test-building efficiency, making it easier to create larger and more scalable test scripts. By minimizing manual work and the potential for error, step functions empower testers and developers to focus on refining test cases and ensuring quality. This feature also simplifies test execution, reporting, and maintenance, providing a clear advantage over other methods. Qyrus’ step functions are yet another one of the platform’s innovations on reusability in test creation, adding to other prominent features such as its end-to-end, or Component Testing, and its ability to reuse functional API tests for performance API tests. Step functions emerge as a valuable addition, optimizing day-to-day operations and further solidifying its commitment to enhancing testing processes.