Today, software testing industry is an evergreen industry with many exceptional changes, it is very critical for the testers to cope up with the existing updates. Though there are drastic updates, our QA testers at Knila are on par not only in learning about new testing tools and methodologies but also are aware in accumulating the best choices of product release that best suits our business. We don’t disrupt the existing technologies rather update with the upcoming new technologies.
1. Successful Using Open Source Tools
Today there are the number of commercial and evergreen open source tools, which is more challenging for our software testers. There are several open source tools and our testers have implemented some of them. They are:
a) Selenium for web applications testing
b) JMeter and Gatling for performance testing
c) Testlink for test management
d) SOAPUI and Postman for web service testing
e) Mantis for bug tracking
We have been able to successfully manage our testing life cycle using these open source tools that are available in the market and we have been successfully delivering our projects that satisfy our clients in terms of requirements and quality.
2. Speed and Quality Runs Hand In Hand
Every individual or business needs a product with quality and on time delivery. At Knila, the time and quality act as the major judging factor, that encourages our testers to deliver and release applications more successfully. This factor is one of our major milestones that is leading us in the software testing industry
We never compromise on quality, at the same time, we ensure that the product is delivered on time.
3. The Ruler of Web Automation Testing is Selenium
Selenium is one of the important and valuable open source tool which helps to test a great extent by automating the test cases that would require repetitive execution and involve a lot of manual effort. As it includes major benefits for web application testing, it is more powerful and challenging for our testers to update their skills with Selenium and its latest releases. So we have chosen Selenium and automated many applications successfully.
4. Expertise In Mobile Application Testing
KNILA as a software development organization develops both the web and mobile applications. Therefore, mobile application testing has become an equally important aspect of testing to ensure that the mobile applications being developed at KNILA are of good quality and defect free.
We have successfully delivered many mobile applications that are available on Google play store and the app store. Mobile application testing is very effective and our testing team tests the applications on real devices to make sure that we are delivering a good customer experience.
5. QA Testers and Developers Work Hand in Hand
The testers and developers at KNILA work together to deliver the applications successfully on time. This is because, at each phase of the development process, the testing team is involved to know the complete development process, which makes them analyze and sort out even the critical issues on or before the testing phase.
6. Manual Testing Is Not Yet Dead
While test automation coverage continues to be more progressive for the rapid product release, an area that is more challenging and appealing to automate, but still manual testing is in demand for our key to success.
There are certain areas in an application that cannot be automated and will require manual testing. UI Testing is one of our good example where manual testing yields good results. At KNILA, we still believe that manual testing is one of our core competency which has been helping us towards our successful sign offs.
7. Kick Starting with SoapUI
Web services and APIs play a vital role in every application. It is the underlying architecture that makes the requests and delivers the responses to an end user who is using the application. Though many of the testing techniques focus on testing based on the UI, web services and API testing helps to find the real bugs in an application that can be rectified and fixed at an early stage even before the UI implementation is done.
SOAP UI is one such tool which helps automation of web services and API calls. It helps the users to parametrize and automate the web services testing and helps the testing team to a great extent.
8. JMeter and Gatling For Performance Testing
The real success of an application depends on the number of users using the application. However, performance is an important factor that can never be compromised on. Any good application will not sustain in the market unless it supports multiple users using the application at any given point of time.
JMeter and Gatling are the open source tools that help to evaluate the performance of the application by simulating the number of users. Using these apps, we can simulate any number of users and evaluate the capacity of the application and the load it can handle.
Web applications developed at KNILA are performance tested to ensure that the application is capable of handling a large number of users without hindering the application’s performance.
9. Test and Defect Management
As we all know, testing plays a very important role in every software application as this is the phase that ensures that the application meets the requirements of the user and the application defect free. Therefore, managing the requirements also becomes an important aspect in testing.
There are many open source tools that help test management where the requirements can be tracked against the implementation to find out if the application has been developed to cater the requirements or anything has missed out. Test link is an open source tool that helps us to manage the requirements, test plans, test suites, test cases and bugs identified against a requirement. It maps the requirements, test plan and test cases to each other which make the tracking easier.
Though the requirements are mapped and tracked using test link we need a defect management tool to manage defects effectively. Mantis has been really a user-friendly defect management tool that is preferred by many testers. The simple interface allows the bugs to be logged with simple steps and the tracking is a lot easier compared to other defect management tools.
We have implemented the above two tools at KNILA to ensure that we cover the requirements and at the same time have a better defect management.
10. Everyone In The Industry Should Be Using Agile
Last but not least, today’s world is an agile world. If you don’t know what agile is, then you are not updated in the market. Every organization has now started following the agile model to make their development cycle more effective.
KNILA follows the agile model and the testing process follows agile methodology where every sprint is thoroughly tested before it is signed off. KNILA’s testing team gets involved in each iteration starting from the kick off till the iteration is completed and moved to production thereby actively participating in each phase of development.