Tags: Agile, Best Practices, DevOps, Saas
Advantages Automated Testing Provides to the Development of Your Software Project
It is no secret that technology is rapidly evolving every day. Market demands are constantly being made for new software solutions. Business owners rely on software development teams to bring their applications to market quickly – with no errors. Swan makes a core focus on setting up a streamlined DevOps process erasing barriers between Development and Operations. For this reason, Swan Software Solutions has adopted a true agile planning process to deliver client projects. This ensures that each stage of development meets the expectations of our clients. Automated Testing plays an essential part in our Quality Assurance (QA) Best Practices.
How Does Automated Testing Work?
Automated testing is a software verification process confirming if written code and functions meet its’ purpose and requirements. Automated testing uses scripted sequences that are carried out by various software testing tools. With the help of automated tests, we can immediately receive information on whether we have any conflicts or errors in our applications. This QA Best Practice helps us to better optimize resources and decrease time needed for bug and error detection – all while excluding the human factor impact.
Advantages of Automated Testing
At Swan, we believe there are many advantages to using automated tests when developing a complex application. Let’s explore some of those advantages.
- Automated Testing Boosts a QA Team’s Efficiency: Some benefits include higher accuracy as well as better reporting capabilities, coverage, resource efficiency, bug detection and reusability. When a software tester manually checks an application, they can make a mistake, especially when an application contains hundreds or more of lines of code. Automation helps the QA team avoid these application testing mistakes all while executing tests in a faster timeframe than a person.
- Cross Compare Results: Some test automation tools have reporting capabilities that log each test script to show users the status of each test. A tester can then compare the results with other reports to assess how the software operates compared to the set expectations and requirements.
- Increases Test Coverage: Multiple testing tools can be deployed at once allowing for parallel testing of different test scenarios. Full groups of tests can be running in the background as the development team works on creating an application that will fulfill a need in the marketplace.
- Brings Application to Market Quicker: Automated testing enables developers to avoid many manual tests so that they may focus on other project priorities. A QA team can reuse automated test scripts to ensure each test runs the same way every time. Additionally, automated testing helps a team quickly find bugs in the early stages of development, which can reduce overall working hours.
Swan Software Solutions uses defined QA Best Practices, such as automated testing, to ensure we bring the best products to the marketplace. Do you have any questions pertaining to automated testing? We would love to hear your thoughts!
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