Benefits of Automated Testing

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Faster Feedback

Manual testing on multiple devices is the enemy of swift, agile development. With test automation, test teams execute many functional tests on multiple devices in hours - not days. With fast feedback, developers can fix bugs and return code quickly to the testing team.

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Higher Test Coverage

When your testers are focused on one platform at a time, your coverage is limited in a major way. Test automation allows you to level up and run tests in parallel on multiple operating systems and devices. Automation also enables more test varieties like functional tests, stress tests, and unit tests.

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Accelerated Results

When your testing feedback is accelerated, so are your results. With automated testing, every team is relieved from time-wasting bottlenecks in the development cycle.

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Earlier Defect Detection

Defects discovered late in the game are expensive. Because test automation is more thorough, developers and testers can identify defects early, saving time and money.

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Competitive Edge

Automated testing helps you release as quickly as the market moves. When test cases run on autopilot, your time-to-market is fast, helping you get ahead of the competition.

The Most Common Challenges of Test Automation

•    Complex test creation leads to high percentage of manual testing.
•    Reporting noise like false negatives results in irrelevant test feedback.
•    Untrusted test automation leads to high percentage of manual testing.
•    Executing parallel tests while scaling requires significant IT investment.
•    Managing an in-house lab is costly and difficult to keep up to date.

These common challenges are easily overcome with the right automation strategy and the right automation tools.

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Types of Test Automation Frameworks

A test automation framework is defined as a set of rules or best practices that can be followed in a systematic way to achieve goals. There are several different automation frameworks that provide users the ability to create test automation scripts. Such frameworks offer things like object identification capabilities, scripting creation infrastructure in various languages such as Java, C#, and Java Script.

If you’re investigating which automated testing framework is right for your organization, we created this resource to guide you, "Selecting the Best Open Source Automated Testing Tool for You"

Complex Test Scenarios Handled by Automation

While in the past there may have been challenges and barriers to test automation, now automation can capably handle even the most complex test scenarios. 

For example, a common issue in the banking industry is the ability to continuously test against pre-generated banking accounts that have various profiles. In the past, generating that kind of test data was time-consuming. Having test data that is representative of the various banking user profiles is key to validating both functionality of their apps as well as performance in pulling account data. With test automation platforms, sophisticated test data can be generated automatically. This leads to much more robust and effective testing and less errors for application users.

Another complex testing scenario is the validation of Face ID. With the release of the iPhone X which relies on Face ID exclusively, the technology is set to become the standard. Testing face recognition technology is a complex challenge but, automation can still be used in this scenario. Recently, to enable automated testing of Face ID, Perfecto integrated Face ID APIs into its testing solution. Relevant responses and error codes can be controlled via the script.

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Scalable, Reliable Test Automation with Perfecto

Managing automated testing on your own can be complicated. Achieving optimized automation at scale that includes parallel execution, retries and resource management is very challenging with open source tools. Perfecto removes the barriers to scaling test automation. When using automated testing with Perfecto, integration and support is seamless, which means your automation will be more reliable than ever before. 

Perfecto also seamlessly integrates with CI servers to enable continuous testing within your CI.

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Supported Frameworks

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Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

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Selenium

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Appium

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Espresso

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XCUITest

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If Your Test Process Sounds Like This...

Your process is the opposite of Agile. When development makes code changes and builds your mobile app, your testing team executes time-consuming manual testing on multiple devices.

Your releases are inefficient because of bottlenecks in the feedback loop.

You’re also struggling with a lack of test and platform coverage. And even though your process is manual, errors still emerge far too often.

It’s time for automated testing.

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