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Feature Friday: Make Tests Reusable with Qyrus: Empowering Teams

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Step into the world of test reusability with Qyrus’ innovative approach, as presented by Jorell and Kiwaun. Qyrus’ arsenal of features empowers users to make tests reusable, whether it’s through importing Selenium tests or the intuitive embedding and cloning of test scripts. They also explore the seamless export and import capabilities within the platform. Join us in understanding the broader implications of reusability within the testing landscape and how it aids testers, developers, and business technologists.

Tell us more about Qyrus’ ability to make tests reusable.

Jorell:
Qyrus has multiple ways that tests can be made reusable. We have options to import Selenium tests onto our platform, as well as the ability to clone test scripts on the Qyrus platform itself. We can embed test scripts within other test scripts and even flag test scripts for end-to-end business process testing, or what we like to call Component testing.

Kiwaun:
Qyrus can also export its scripts. That being said, if a script exists in one project or team on Qyrus, it can be quickly moved over to another project or team by exporting. Then, these tests can just be imported quickly back onto the platform.

What is the overall impact that “reusability” has on the testing process?

Jorell:
Making scripts reusable is important because it cuts down on the amount of time that it takes for a team to complete certain tasks. Having redundant work is never good.

Kiwaun:
Cutting down on time obviously saves money and resources in general, allowing these testers to focus more on what matters… testing. In that way, they can move on to create or build more scripts, thus increasing test coverage. And the awesome thing is how simple it is to move tests around and make them reusable on Qyrus. It’s not like we’re copying and pasting large amounts of code from one file to the next, hoping things will work.

How might this help testers, developers, and business technologists?

Kiwaun:
More business-oriented users would find making these tests reusable very simple. Again, no coding is involved. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to look at one single line of code to do these various tasks. If a business technologist wanted to export and import tests themselves, it’s no different from downloading and uploading files to the internet. We all have experience in this!

Jorell:
Exactly! This is also a benefit to testers and developers. It helps them get work done in a much timelier manner. Testers can work more collaboratively, and share test scripts, and ideas on how to overall test more effectively.

Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?

Kiwaun:
Other companies and competitors definitely have the capability to make their tests reusable within their own platforms, but the process and the steps in which to do so can often be convoluted or confusing. Qyrus’ simplistic UI seeks to make testing easier in every aspect. Doing something simple like making tests reusable or embedding tests within each other should not be something that requires a large amount of research or knowledge of the platform to do. At most, a quick trip to the documentation should suffice.

How do you see reusability impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?

Jorell:
Their day-to-day would get easier, as embedding test scripts reduces the time required to build out certain scenarios and cases. For example, a tester can build out a common set of steps that might be found in many scenarios and then go on to share that with his colleagues to embed within other scripts for simplicity.

Kiwaun:
Then, if something requires a change or the script requires maintenance, there is only one point of change. So, let’s say we have to add, edit, or remove a step, we can do that in our one script and have that reflected across every other script it’s embedded within.

In conclusion, the ability to create reusable tests offered by Qyrus represents a significant leap forward in enhancing the efficiency and productivity of testing teams. The reduction of redundant work not only saves time but also conserves valuable resources. This streamlined approach allows testers to focus on what truly matters – thorough testing. The simplicity of moving tests within Qyrus, without the need for complex coding, empowers business technologists to actively participate in the testing process. Testers and developers benefit from collaborative efforts, ensuring quicker test script creation and, ultimately, expanded test coverage. With Qyrus, test reusability becomes a cornerstone of effective testing.

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