Feature Friday – How Action Types Can Help You to Improve Test Building Process
Over the years, time and time again we have seen old, archaic work processes fall due to our progression in technology. Over time, everything has become more streamlined. Everything in one shape or form is faster or more efficient; whether it be in how the thing is made or processed, to how it helps consumers. Software testing has been no exception to this rule, either. Over the years, we have seen software testing go from manual testing processes to automated and now we are seeing a boom in codeless automation. Joining us today to talk more on the subject of codeless testing and how we do it on Qyrus is Steve and Brett from our Chicago team.
Tell us more about action types and what is offered by Qyrus. Also, mention their potential use cases.
First thing’s first, actions in Qyrus are things that can be performed within a test script. This can be a thing such as mouse events where you would click on an element on a page, or input events where you set a text field on a page. Using actions, we build steps to our test scripts in Qyrus.
Steve already mentioned a few of the different action types we offer… mouse events and input events. But we offer so many more including conditionals, alert handlers, browser window actions, and verifications which lead into our dynamic data handling. Whether team members are new to automation or experts these actions types are simple to use, and comprehensive allowing for a range of testing activities.
Under conditionals you can have an if condition nested inside your test script. For example, if when the test script starts you are already logged into the application, you can tell the script to first log yourself out before proceeding with the rest of the script. We can even do things like embedding test scripts within other test scripts using our action type “execute test case.”
What is the overall impact Qyrus has on the testing process through going codeless and using these abstracted action types?
I mean honestly the main impact is within the test building process. Again, since we are essentially taking coding out of the equation, we can enable faster test building. There is a virtually nonexistent learning curve when transitioning to Qyrus and every release we seek to simplify testing even further. Building out steps becomes as simple as filling out a form as Qyrus displays all required fields per action type to be filled.
Yeah, overall we see a large amount of time and effort saved when it comes to test building. You don’t need to know how to code at all in order to use our test building system.
If you would like to learn more about how Qyrus is simplifying test building, you can read more about our web and mobile recorder tools that help enable testers to quickly and efficiently build out test scripts. Qyrus is all about scale, as well, and you can learn more about how we can then parameterize these tests to further scale our test coverage as well.
How might how Qyrus is changing test building help testers, developers, and business technologists? What value can it bring?
Well, again, since we are essentially trying to simplify test building, testers, devs, and business technologists would all find the action of test building more accessible. This especially goes for newer members of the team and newer testers in general.
Yeah, we’ve seen non-experienced users pick up testing in Qyrus very quickly. This goes for new testers, like Brett mentioned, but even non-technical people. And the wide array of action types pleases our testers at the front of automation and innovation promoting the highest levels of test building effeciency.
Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?
Well, many competitors also use action types like we do here on Qyrus. However, they’re often geared toward testers and more technical users who already have technical knowledge. They use technical terminology, behind a complex user interface requiring a strong technical background or a difficult learning curve,. whereas Qyrus designed these actions with keywords that would be easily identifiable for any user, and a simple to build, form like user interface recognizable by all background not only technical.
Right, and if you were to not user some competitor platform but rather code this out, you would have to build a framework from the ground up which requires immense overhead and specified engineers and technical resources. And what happens if a key developer of the framework or a large portion of the team happen to leave the organization. The issue with getting new members becomes terrifying. Not with Qyrus.
How do you see building tests like this impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?
So, I think we’re almost sounding like broken records, but the whole codeless building is really revolutionary when it comes to test building. We’ve built tests using Selenium and it definitely takes longer to set up and code out than it does using Qyrus. And that’s not even including the infrastructure and other pain points that are mitigated along the way
And, since all of the actions are put into simplified terms, you know what does what without having to constantly refer to documentation. It was always a pain having the documentation up in another tab or on a second screen and having to reference over. We aim to keep users going and keep the test building flowing.
And with that we wrap up this week’s Feature Friday. We hope you learned a few things about Qyrus and how it can help enable faster and more efficient test building by leveraging our codeless test building. Action types are at the core of our codeless test building. As technology progresses, testing becomes ever more important and making sure quality assurance is held at a high standard can be achieved using Qyrus.