Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
The pace of software development has increased tremendously in recent years. Consumers not only expect fast updates and releases, but also high quality.
In recent years, the pace of software development has increased tremendously. Consumers not only expect fast updates and releases, they also expect high quality along with that speed.
Two of the major challenges in automating regression tests are setup and maintenance. This is because many test automation tools require coding, which requires time and capabilities that not all testing teams have.
Deciding how often to perform regression tests can be a challenge. Particularly when you've automated your regression suite, and are more free to decide the frequency.
Over time, as your application grows or changes, your regression test suite will grow as well, numbering into perhaps hundreds or thousands of regression test cases. This is why automation will inevitably become part of your testing process at some point.
There are a vast number of tools available for automating regression test cases, which only makes it more difficult to find the right one.
The need to deliver quality at speed followed by the rise of agile has meant that many teams have shifted from manual testing to automation.
When developers write and submit new code for an application, those pieces of code sometimes have unexpected effects on existing code, causing it to break.
Software testing consists of a number of different types of tests. These can easily be confused due to their resemblance and seemingly overlapping purposes.
Regression testing is the process of checking a software system for bugs or regressions that have occurred in existing code after introducing new code.
Although regression testing is an essential part of the testing process, some software development teams choose to only run tests on specific code changes, under the assumption that if the new part of the software works, then the rest of it will as well.
Regression testing is a core part of quality assurance and software testing. This type of testing is key to ensuring a great end-user experience. Yet, some testers rush the process or skip it entirely because it is time-consuming.