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Automation

Over the years Future Processing has developed a range of automated testing processes that we continue to refine.

Used in conjunction with specialist manual code testing, automated testing can deliver a myriad of benefits.

SUCH AS:

  • Continuous feedback
  • Safety net – regression testing coverage
  • Improved software delivery
  • Multi-platform distributed testing
  • Repeatability
  • Reliability
  • Time-saving
  • Fast error detection
  • Opportunity to perform non-functional tests

Test automation is a key part of the software development process and therefore should be present at every stage of the project.

Automation includes:

  • Mobile device testing
  • Multi-platform testing
  • Distributed testing
  • Test data generation
  • Test environment set-up
  • Automated reporting notification

Test Pyramid and the levels of testing

The following test pyramid delivers a graphical representation of an ideal situation in which there are many more low-level unit tests and comparatively few high-level tests. The former give the fastest feedback and are most reliable, whereas the latter are more time-consuming. The pyramid helps in balancing the tests. It also makes testing more efficient and reduces the cost of changing the functionality of your app.

testpyramid_futureprocessing

Process automation concepts

Automation is not only related to testing. In a software project it would be difficult to imagine the work needed to integrate code manually. In releasing software, there are far more tasks than just coding and testing. Below is an overview of the main concepts of process automation:

Continuous Integration – in this approach developers integrate the code regularly, which makes it easier to detect and remove bugs. Increased visibility means you can fix problems at the earliest stages and deliver software of a higher quality.

Continuous Deployment – this can be viewed as the next level of delivering the software. It goes further than integrating the code and running pre and post tasks on our building server. Most significantly, it enables us to provide a production release immediately.

Continuous Integration paired with Continuous Deployment allows us to reduce your risk and detect bugs more quickly. And therefore we can provide you with working software much faster.

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