What is crowdsourced testing?
Crowdsourced Testing consists in delegating software testing tasks to a community of expert quality assurance testers through an online platform.
It is quickly emerging as the most efficient way to streamline interactive software production and improve the quality of the web and software products published by developers.
Crowdsourced testing offers numerous advantages:
Flexibility: Given that our crowd encompasses testers in all timezones, there are always testers available, no matter the time of day. This comes in particularly handy when working late at night trying to meet a deadline.
Instantaneity: Unlike traditional software testing companies, Crowdsourced Testing services are available on short notice and allow you to get results in as little as a few hours.
Real-world multiplatform testing: When dealing with external users, your products are likely to be used on a much wider range of hardware and software combinations than those you have in-house. These include older browser versions, other operating systems and different hardware devices. By working with a large crowd of testers, you ensure that your product is tested in various real-world situations and on a large variety of hardware and software combinations.
Cloud Testing is a means of testing cloud-based applications that use resources found in the cloud. By resources, we mean any element (hardware, software and infrastructure) necessary to carry out the tests. Cloud testing provides an end-to-end solution that transforms the way testing is done and can help an organization boost its competitiveness by reducing the cost of testing without negatively impacting mission-critical production applications. By leveraging a cloud computing solution for testing, organizations can shorten provisioning time because the cloud enables provisioning of test servers on demand. This helps ensure unused servers are not sitting idle.
Over the last decade, we have seen an explosive growth in the usage of mobile devices, mobile applications, service/application providers and web content. The key drivers for mobility testing include:
- Mobile environments differ – unlike the traditional wired environment in PCs with high memory capacity, mobile phones are wireless devices with wireless infrastructure with a software exclusively designed for low memory phones operating on a wireless environment
- Deliver higher quality apps – increase consumer satisfaction and fulfill their expectations and requirements – all of which lead to increased mobile revenue and profits!
- Get To Market Faster - avoid costly delays by testing throughout the application development process and also to ensure reduced support costs
- Global testing coverage – to validate applications across operating systems, platforms, languages, and more
Our Mobility Testing service ensures all-round testing of your mobile applications for functionality, performance, security, interruption, longevity, conformance, usability, etc. We also validate the mobile application integration with various enterprise applications where ever applicable.
Functional TestingTesting of mobile applications for various scenarios based on specifications. This testing also involves the manual verification of the interfaces of the app with the given requirements
Interruption:Testing done to verify the stability of the application when there are interrupts from other applications (call manager etc.,) working on the phone, push services, a call, an SMS.
Longevity:Longevity testing, also called as endurance testing, evaluates the application ability to handle a constant, moderate work load for a long time. In addition to this Mobile device performance should be verified under various conditions namely
- Full memory
- Low memory
- Low battery
- Low network signal strength
- External Memory usage
- Updating the software
Testing the application for Web content accessibility, Mobile Application Accessibility, WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
Testing application on devices with different service provider, wireless, bandwidth etc
Testing the application security from access credentials to vulnerability of the app, how good it is in protecting data and maintaining functionality as intended.
The purpose of performance testing is to identify and isolate the performance bottlenecks and to optimize code that has bottlenecks.
Automation of repeatable test cases using tools that are specific for Mobile Application automation such as Appium, Selenium, Genymotion, TestQuest Pro, SeeTest etc.
Introduction to Appium:
Appium is a mobile automation tool based on very well known and widely accepted web automation tool "Selenium".Appium guys have actually extended Selenium Webdriver API for mobile automation support.
Appium library has extended RemoteWebDriver class from Selenium API and created AndroidDriver and IOSDriver classes to support mobile automation on Android/IOS platforms.
Working of Appium:
Appium is very similar to Selenium in communication and architecture.It uses JSON-wire protocol for communication and supports script development in languages like:Java,C#,Python,Ruby,PHP,Java Script
Appium uses automation frameworks which comes with Software Development Kits(SDK) of Android/IOS
On Android it uses UIAutomator and on IOS it uses UIAutomation.
Appium supports automation of all kinds of mobile applications like Native,web and hybrid.
The following features were introduced or enhanced in StormRunner:
- New UI layout that includes breadcrumbs for easy test navigation.
- Duplicate the definition of an existing test to a new test.
- An enhanced Reports page layout includes new metrics and an easy navigation bar.
- In the Dashboard, you can sort column values in the widget summary view.
APPIUM is a freely distributed open source mobile application UI testing framework. Appium allows native, hybrid and web application testing and supports automation test on physical devices as well as on emulator or simulator both. It offers cross-platform application testing i.e. single API works for both Android and iOS platform test scripts.
It has NO dependency on Mobile device OS. Because, APPIUM has framework or wrapper that translate Selenium Webdriver commands into UIAutomation (iOS) or UIAutomator (Android) commands depending on the device type not any OS type.
We can easily run performance tests against Soap/Rest web services by using JMeter. REST web services uses the HTTP request method with most popular protocols like : GET and POST.
The responses return status codes indicating success or failure, along with any applicable headers, and JSON representing the affected fields (or nothing) in the message-body. In this example below, we use OpenWeatherApi for web service test. For detailed information for the api, please visit the site: http://openweathermap.org/api
The Apache JMeter™ desktop application is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
In this example, you learn how to use Selenium WebDriver with JMeter to test performance of a web application. This example uses Mahara ePortfolio system as an example. We test the application's login and logout performance.
To use Selenium Webdriver with JMeter, simply install "WebDriver Set" plugins. The WebDriver sampler is very useful if you want to test for performance AJAX, GWT based web applications and simulated user actions.
Performance Testing basics
The aim of this blog is to get you started with performance testing of web applications and services, teaching you everything you need to know about performance testing and JMeter along the way. So, lets get started.
What is Performance Testing and why it is required?
Majority of web application today are focused on masses i.e. they provide simultaneous access to large number of users to perform different operations. In such cases it is required to measure the performance of the application, to see how well the application behaves in high concurrent load situation.
Most of the mailing, online gaming and social networking websites today have more or less similar functionality but one get ahead of other on the basis of its performance only. So, performance is a vital aspect of an application and to foresee how well the application will behave in large concurrent load is the responsibility of Performance Tester.
According to wiki "Performance testing in general is performed to determine how a system performs in terms of responsiveness and stability under a particular workload. It can also serve to investigate, measure, validate or verify other quality attributes of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage."
Your application is equipped with cool features when compared to your competitor’s application. However, you still see that your users are not happy or you are not getting more users registered on your application or cart abandoning or no conversions happening or many other numerous problems. We see that there can be many reasons and one among them would be the performance factor of your application. It may be your server response, front-end performance which speaks about your client-side code, or database query execution performance. Be it anything, we know everything matters and collectively the application performs better with respect to rendering, loading time and many other attributes.
When hackers exploit the vulnerabilities in your web application, that's the nightmare. Like light travels faster, bad news travels faster and affects the credibility of your brand. There are many ethical hackers, yet black-hat hackers keep attacking your applications. We understand the fact that, security is about building the layers and making it difficult for hackers to exploit the current known security vulnerabilities that exist in the technology world! However, always be open for attacks like Heartbleed attacks. Having said that, Test Insane helps you to safeguard your users and your application against attacks that are usually performed by hackers around the world. We are here to make hacking difficult for hackers by building security layers for your application. Its a journey of stopping hackers and not a destination.
USER INTERFACE & USER EXPERIENCE TESTING
We love the study of colorology and also psychology with respect to “Why people love whatever they love?”, “What matters to users in terms of UX?” and we ask many more questions like these to ourselves based on the project context and the problems that this app is trying to solve.
Gone are the days when a software had only one feature or few handful features and end-users did not expect much. Today, the new generation users expect a lot from a software despite functionally working software. We believe that usability is one of the crucial quality attribute that helps you achieve your business goals as you would have more users using your software. More users equals to more business!