Feature Friday – Streamline Testing to Reduce Your Costs With Mobile Performance Profiling
Back to school is around the corner in the Chicagoland area and though you may find yourself buying the same pens, pencils, and erasers as last year, while finding previously bought ones lying around the corners of the house, at least you won’t have to go rummaging across the store to find them again. And just as most stores adhere to the “back to school” atmosphere with defined sections for related items and requirements, a high quality testing solution does exactly the same. Coupling multiple related testing features can significantly impact test building process. This week’s Feature Friday is brought to you by Milton and Linto who will discuss Mobile performance profiling, a performance testing option that sits one click away from your functional tests on the Qyrus platform.
Tell us more about Mobile Performance Profiling offered by Qyrus, its use cases, and impact on testing and QA processes?
Performance profiling provides logs of memory, CPU, and network usage to show exactly how a device responds to any given application. While users like mobile applications, delays, battery consumption, memory consumption, and network requirements all play a vital role in application success.
And as different devices have different memory and network capabilities, covering a range of devices with the ability to monitor device vitals throughout the testing process enables maximum application coverage, leading to higher quality applications where functionality is device agnostic.
Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?
That’s a great question, and though there are multiple solutions for performance testing and profiling in the market, users would have to download, deploy, and maintain multiple devices and potential solutions to achieve similar performance profiling, metrics, and reporting capabilities.
Exactly, if end to end testing was required there would be a multiple solution approach, that requires a testing infrastructure, with devices, rather than a single solution answer. Qyrus differentiates itself by placing both performance and functional testing into a single integrated solution with all testing requirements in arms reach.
What is the overall impact of performance Profiling on the testing process?
Mobile performance profiling allows for insights on application functionality and usage across mobile devices. Dense applications that take a toll on mobile devices battery and memory requirements. Furthermore, high amounts of network usage make applications less accessible. Placing performance alongside functional testing ensures application functionality, accessibility, and integrity across a range of devices. Specifically, performance profiling, was developed to ensure that applications produce as minimal toll as possible on the devices.
And this data is then formulated into graphs and visual reports that can be downloaded and shared across teams. The ability to reuse functional tests for performance also gives you all of these testing advantages with little overhead or resource consumption.
How might Mobile Performance Profiling help testers, developers, and business technologists? What value can this feature bring?
Testers often use the full length of the features capabilities in converting a range of their functional sessions into performance tests as well. In doing so they can test mobile application accessibility and integrity across user scenarios and devices returning metrics and graphical reporting to Increase testing capabilities and coverage.
The developer is able to, alongside testing functionality, check the load times against different networks simulating high and low intensity scenarios while toggling network access. This allows developers to optimize their Mobile applications, run times, and loading speeds. Furthermore, toggling almost everything. including devices, developers can run a range of use cases across beta versions of application.
With graphical and visual reporting business analysts can easily build and execute functional and UI testing and performance profiling as well. Analyzing exactly which screens and network preferences cause delays. Referencing this data with user analytics and general traffic metrics business analysts can associate the most viewed or used application pages with optimal network, memory, and battery requirements to further assist in releasing high-quality, user-friendly applications.
How do you see the Qyrus’ performance profiling for mobility impacting day-to-day operations across organization?
Tests are built daily and though functional testing is important, having the perfect application is of no value if it only runs on a 5g network, with heavy memory consumption and battery usage. This is why throughout development and sprint cycles performance testing is pivotal. Qyrus places performance profiling clicks away from functional testing with minimal setup, or overhead.
And to navigate from functional to performance and back within the same application enables comprehensive testing. We see a large day to day impact as alongside every application release, feature update, or even UI change, testing functionality and performance of the application will be pivotal.
Having quick and easy access to all testing requirements streamlines the test building process. In this case specifically having functional and performance testing increases test coverage and offers another realm of testing, ensuring multiple facets of application integrity. In an era of technology, producing the best applications is a leading factor in success, making testing and quality assurance essential. Qyrus’ Mobile Performance Profiling streamlines performance testing making the overall testing process significantly more comprehensive with minimal cost and resource consumption. Join us next week as we discuss other Qyrus features that can enhance your quality assurance and testing lifecycle!