Software Quality Assurance is a process that helps to validate the Correctness, Completeness and Performance of IT Applications and Infrastructure. Quality Assurance has always been an important part of Software Engineering. More so in this digital era, with the explosion of various Digital Applications such as Web, Mobile, IOT and expansion of Digital Infrastructure to Cloud. The field of Software Quality Assurance is rapidly transforming to meet such demands. The highlights of this Transformation include:
Rapid Emergence of Test Automations along with Tools
One of the biggest problems in the Traditional Software Quality Assurance process has been the delays in getting feedback about the bugs and issues during new Products and Feature releases. Test Automations have evolved to fill this gap. Agility, Quick Feedback and Reusability are the benefits of Test Automations. Functional Testing, UI/UX Testing, Performance Testing and Regression Testing can all be automated to a good extent. Several Commercial and Opensource Test Automation tools have surfaced over the years including but not limited to, Selenium, Ranorex, TestComplete, Robotium, Watir, TestCraft, LambdaTest.
DevOps and Continuous Testing
It’s fair to say that DevOps has been contributing significantly to the Agile releases of IT Products and Features. The word DevOps synonymous with Continuous Delivery is enabled by three important aspects – Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing and Continuous Deployment. Continuous Testing is all about testing early, testing often, testing everywhere with automations to ensure that we release bug free software. While Test Automation is a vehicle for attaining Continuous Testing, the concept of Continuous Testing is much larger than Test Automations itself.
Importance of UI/UX Testing
In this digital era, the interface with the users is extremely important in attracting, converting and retaining them. The negative effects of an improperly tested UI/UX needs no elaboration. Also, Today’s Digital Applications are accessed by users through various devices. The UI/UX needs to be Interactive, Intuitive, Responsive, Adaptive and most importantly free of bugs. Companies have realized the importance of this and are investing to get the UI/UX right.
Criticality of Security Testing
With the growth in the Digital Infrastructure and Applications, the Security Risks facing Enterprises today have increased exponentially making the entire spectrum of Security Testing activities indispensable. The objectives of Security Testing are to preserve Integrity, Confidentiality, Authenticity and Continuity of the Information Technology Systems and in preventing any internal or external vulnerabilities. This is done through a careful combination of Architecture & Code Reviews, Automated Scanning and by Simulating Attacks.
Emergence of AI Testing
Another concept that is gaining grounds in improving the Efficiency and Productivity of the Testing process is the AI Testing process. Assisted by Automations coupled with human brain simulations, AI Testing is increasingly found to improve the accuracy of Test Results, expanding beyond the Manual Testing bandwidth and most importantly in helping towards a focused Test Coverage.
KARYA Technologies’ Software Quality Assurance Practice intends to address the Testing demands of the Digital Application and Infrastructure Explosion. We assist clients with Functional & Non-Functional Testing for validating various Enterprise Applications such as Web/Mobile/IOT Applications, ERP, CRM, Data Warehousing, Integrations, IT Infrastructure, Security and Compliance. We recommend and implement State-of-the-art Test Management and Test Automation Tools, to improve the Test Productivity. Our Software Quality Assurance Processes are very agile and enable our clients quickly release Quality IT Products and Features to support their business.
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