Blended Approach For Effective Test Automation (An Approach Recomm-ended By SDET Technologies Team)
Today is the trend of Agile methodology and continuous delivery where
every software and applications are making frequent releases to provide new features for enriching experiences to their customers.
Service layer automation facilitates shift left testing and helps in finding issues at a very early stage of development resulting in increased productivity and saving time. This is very much required for companies remain ahead in the competition. Automated testing at the API level will enable to find out the under-performing APIs that may lead to challenges with integration, adoption of a third-party product or service and eventually, a loss of time and money. It is way faster than the UI level tests and provides the feedback in almost no time when compared to UI level tests. But this does not mean UI tests are not necessary as they both have different context of testing the application.
Users love web applications that are easy to use and maneuver around. The success of any application solely lies on its functionality. Automated testing UI tools will provide with information regarding the functionality of your web application. In addition to this, a well-functioning application increases its productivity by attracting more users. To provide the best user experience, the front end of any application should perform at par. Be it the web applications or the mobile apps, it needs to be ensured that existing features are not broken as a result of any new implementation and this rigorous task can be done by having the UI automation suite for it. UI testing for an application is very vast and having the automation suite for it which can run over different browsers parallelly increasing the test coverage which in turn reduces the overall cost and efforts.
We at SDET Tech use and recommend the blend of both Service Layer and UI (Web application, Mobile apps) automation in any project makes the software and applications to release in the market as soon as possible maintaining the best possible quality.