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Testing in the Cloud

This guest post by TestObject discusses how testing in the cloud not only solves issues that today's testers and QA teams face, but also allows to build an effective app testing platform to prevent further issues.

Guest post by TestObject

Modern testers and quality assurance managers are facing modern day problems – several testing teams locally or in different offices, unreliable testing infrastructure, many potential testing devices and the agile development process that requires continuous testing. This is just a tip of an iceberg and we could list the pain points, but it’s always better to find a solution to a problem and we’ve found one. Testing in the cloud not only solves all of these problems but also allows to build an effective app testing platform to prevent further issues.

So how can testing in the cloud address all of your issues?

A lot has been said about Android fragmentation, and it’s definitely something that causes headaches to all mobile app testers and QA teams. Buying hundreds of devices is not only expensive but also creates more potential issues like device storage and maintenance. On the other hand emulators just aren’t good enough, after all your users will not use emulators but real devices. Testing in the cloud enables access to hundreds of devices, multiple operating systems and several versions of the OS.

Nowadays everything is more global, different teams in several locations and more and more people working remotely. Not to mention that there might be few dev teams working on numbers of projects – all that require continuous testing. Building a smooth operating system can be a big challenge. Here again, cloud testing seems to be a perfect solution. You can compare it to a Google Docs, where everyone has access to different documents (projects), can see what others are doing and how the progress is going. Communication is no longer a problem and further execution is even easier with Jira and Github integration.

More and more companies are trying to fit into a new agile development process. Constant development and release has to be equipped with a similar testing process to ensure the best possible quality of the product. Unfortunately, manual testing in-house cannot perform all the necessary tests quickly enough. Thanks to automated testing in cloud, testers can run parallel tests on several devices at the same time, significantly cutting down testing time and reducing the release cycle of your app.

Learn more about testing in the cloud on this webinar hosted by QualiTest and TestObject. We will discuss how to automate your Appium tests like a pro and we will run a life test on parallel devices.

Join Daniel Geater from QualiTest and Giovanni Rago from TestObject on April 27 at 12 pm EST. To book your seat register here: Webinar – Automate your Appium tests like a pro.