Testing continuously at multiple stages of the release pipeline supports the continuous delivery of high-quality software. What’s the key enabler in this equation? Test automation. LEAPWORK’s codeless automation platform serves as a feedback engine in the release pipeline to increase speed and improve quality assurance.
An effective way to improve QA is to “fail fast”. The purpose of failing fast is to catch and fix a bug as close to its origin as possible, before it makes its way further down the release pipeline. Because it’s much easier and less costly to fix an error in the context of which it was created, it’s always preferable for an error not to change hands. LEAPWORK allows you to fail fast by quickly catching bugs through automated test cases.
Continuous testing is achieved by having various tests (e.g. regression, functional, integration, and performance tests) being executed at their respective stages of the release pipeline, ideally without requiring human involvement to increase speed, lower costs, and reduce human error stemming from repetitive work. Test automation is a crucial component in this process.
LEAPWORK offers an automated platform for software testing in any web and desktop application. Unlike most test automation tools that claim to be codeless, LEAPWORK truly stands up for its claims. LEAPWORK’s next-generation visual language makes it easy to design and understand each other’s test cases, removing any dependency on a developer. There is practically zero handover required.
LEAPWORK can be used to automate absolutely anything. Any protocol, architecture, application type or age – it just works. Gone are the days of logjam when it comes to automating test cases. LEAPWORK’s customer support is incredible.
Scott Kent - QA Program Manager, Health First
In a fully automated pipeline, the time needed for running tests is crucial. Automated tests can be executed 24/7 with LEAPWORK, the same way every time. Building automation cases is a one-time effort, meaning that once built, they can be reused indefinitely. By automating test cases, you’re giving the opportunity to testers to focus on what matters most – exploratory testing and user experience.
Automating test cases allows the test manager to continuously run tests as the software is being developed. Whenever there’s any change in code, the test manager can run an automated suite of tests that will efficiently find any bugs and support continuous delivery. Automation with LEAPWORK relies on native identification of the objects used in test cases. This means that for the most part, it’s not necessary to adjust the automation flows every time the system is under test changes.
LEAPWORK’s UI workflows work both as a visual description of a process and as a documentation of how that process is executed. This provides clear debug information that is easy to understand and, therefore, eliminates slow feedback caused by handovers and silos. When you do a replay of a test case, building blocks are highlighted to ease troubleshooting as you move through the flow.