Test automation: Efficiency built in
Although it usually plays a subordinate role in architecture, testability during software development is becoming increasingly important. But the reality is somewhat different: during development, the team often lacks the brain space or the time, or both, to develop tests. This is because tests are still generally manual processes, and therefore time-consuming. The consequence: software quality and integrity are typically the first to suffer under time constraints and budget restrictions.
The solution is: Conduct your tests already during the software development without disrupting the process. It sounds simple – and it is. At least, it is if you consistently employ automation and test-driven development.
Better streamlined than painstaking
The first step: Include experienced test automation experts in the development team from the start, and employ automation as smoothly as possible. This means usefully combining various test types and test objectives, such as unit and integration tests (does every part of the software meet the developer's expectations?) and acceptance tests (is the product owner happy?). Automated 'Last-Tests' finally assess the product as a whole. Manual tests are still performed, but only where absolutely necessary. Reducing manual tests using automation thus makes the entire supply chain more efficient, and pays off in very short time.
Our range of services
- Use of current frameworks such as Geb, Spock and Cucumber
- Project-specific DSLs and proven agile methods such as test-driven and behaviour-driven development
- Employment of experienced, certified specialists in the field of test automation
- Design of tools for automated analysis of code and test quality, and their integration into the development process
- Expertise in current open source tools all the way up to in-house development
- Close cooperation with developers of test automation tools