In software development activity, testing has always
been a developmental subject. In this era of emerging vogue in the IT business,
the importance to sophisticatedly understand, manage and adopt the QA
activities is growing. With the inception of Agile and DevOps, a huge change is
scrutinized in software development cycles attempted by the organizations.
Diversified methods are in place to enforce software quality assurance.
Software development cycles have become short and quick that, test engineers
face new challenges everyday as they endeavour to keep the pace.
This is where test automation has gained its
importance. It helps in improving the test coverage without affecting the
delivery date of the project. The paper talks about a comprehensive test
automation tool which automates all the QA activities from static testing to
non functional testing.
In this quick world, the teams surpassingly face
bi-weekly sprint releases, testing is often neglected or kept on sidelines, due
to less time or cost constrains. It has been always a challenge for the testing
team to continuously preserve and enhance the quality and efficiency of
software products. Software test automations buckets many benefits such as
optimization of speed, frequency of execution, cost effectiveness, test
coverage, quality, accuracy and adaptability. Automated software testing can
increase the depth and scope of tests to help improve software
quality. Once created, automated tests can run over and over again
at no additional cost and they are faster than manual tests. Automated software
testing can reduce the time to run repetitive tests from days to hours.
Automated tests perform the same steps precisely every time they are
executed. It can simulate tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual users
interacting with a network, software and web applications.
NeTAF is primarily an end to end quality control
framework. It greases the wheels for almost all kinds of desired testing of a
software product in an automated environment. The test teams will no longer
require huge head count to perform end-to-end testing of a software product
starting from static analysis to load\performance testing of the final end
product. NeTAF is a comprehensive framework, capable of housing all testing
activities like automated functional testing, load testing, code coverage
analysis and static analysis, initiated and controlled by automated scripts. It
integrates industry available best tools into the automation framework
Agile as the term indicates is a dynamic way of
working in teams. Testing
becomes an essential component in each and
every phase of the developmental process, in this fashion of work where
quality being “baked in” to a product at every stage of its development through
constant feedback from everyone holding a vision of the final product. In
simpler words, most of the time in agile testing a quality feedback is expected
on the daily development activities. Here, management expects the testing team
to run quality checks on a daily/weekly builds which will prove to be a burden
on QA teams. QA teams often have to climb the Everest in a short time and
compromises on the quality would be a by-product. NeTAF plays a key role in
such stage plays, where end-to-end testing can be scheduled and automated.