What you Need to Know about Codeless Automation Testing
Manual QA and code-based automation, both effective but time-consuming, have always resulted in the greatest possible product quality. However, such a strategy does not fit the fast-paced, ever-changing IT business. So, a combination of manual and codeless automation technologies appears to be a potential strategy to transform testing.
What is Codeless Automation Testing?
The practice of creating automated tests without writing a single line of code is known as codeless automated testing or codeless automation. Regardless of skill level, codeless automation allows teams to automate the process of building test scripts.
Developers and testers can avoid the time-consuming coding required to automate tests by using codeless platforms. Codeless testing has been a wonderful alternative for embedding into their testing tasks to speed up their test generation and maximize testing reliability.
Does Codeless Automation Do Away with Programming?
Is it true that codeless automation eliminates the need for programming? Not at all. Codeless testing tools give customers a user-friendly interface that allows them to record test steps. As you work on your test steps, the tool captures them and builds an automation script you can run later on. So, in a nutshell, it reduces the amount of time you spend writing large pieces of code by breaking it down into easy activities.
Benefits of using Codeless Automation Testing
1. Match the Development Cycle’s Speed
All code is generated behind the hood when automation is developed with visual UI workflows, making automation simple to learn and deploy. So, without wasting time learning difficult coding processes and frameworks, a tester may begin automating cases as soon as UI creation is complete. It’s now easier to synchronize the development cycle’s speed with continuous integration.
2. Reduced Upkeep and Increased Automation
Scaling and maintaining test automation is simple when using visual UI workflows that intrinsically follow current business standards and best practices. The automation flows do not need to be adjusted every time the system under test changes. Furthermore, automated flows can be merged into reusable components that can be reused across test cases as sub-flows. If you make modifications to heavily re-used sub-flows, all test cases that contain the component will reflect that.
3. Reduce Costs by Freeing up Resources for Better Testing
When testers don’t have to spend all of their time creating code to automate regression tests, they have extra time to focus on exploratory testing of the application they know best. Furthermore, because codeless automation eliminates the need for engineers to participate in the construction of UI testing, it is more cost-effective.
4. Extend the Automation’s Scope
As part of – or beyond – a project, automated tests can encompass various interfaces across apps. It’s simple to increase the scope of automation from one to numerous apps, and notably to include testing the integration between projects, thanks to this flexibility.
5. With a Shared Automation Solution, you can Improve Adoption
For cooperation, it’s simple to share information, best practices, and test cases across projects. Sharing automation flows and components across projects reduces the time it takes to start new automation projects.
It’s simple to understand flows produced by other users with a UI-based architecture. This enables users to pick up and work on other people’s flows with little or no handover.
6. You Can Easily Document Processes and Adjustments
UI workflows are both a visual representation of a process and a record of how that process is done. Video and logs document the automated tests. Additionally, audit trails keep track of all actions and events.
How does Codeless Automation Work?
Modern codeless automation systems make use of interactive user interfaces to make testing easier. Moreover, these solutions come with machine learning analytics frameworks that can identify changes in the app, enable self-healing, modify elements on the go, and adapt the process as needed. This makes these technologies” record and plays’ function self-contained, offering them an advantage over conventional automation solutions.
Selecting objects and adding operations to them allows testers to develop test cases. The drag-and-drop, button selection, action recorder, and playback features of codeless automation tools are quite similar to those of the apps we use on a daily basis. A variety of tools are available, each with different functions that you can tailor to your needs. A primary criterion for making codeless automation successful in your product testing cycle is careful tool selection.
How can you include codeless automated testing into your team?
Before you decide to go codeless, keep in mind that you won’t be able to completely eliminate manual testing. Some tests still require manual monitoring.
· Begin Small
Before moving totally to a codeless process, it’s a good idea to define and run some simple tests to make sure they pass. Following that, you may gradually shift the most important tests to codeless automation testing. And, it is better to move time-consuming and repetitive testing to a codeless environment.
· You Can Reuse Tests
To reduce defects, it’s critical to write smart scripts. In the event that the app or testing scenarios change, these scripts will only require a few iterations.
· Hybrid Testing
A hybrid approach to codeless automation testing is the best way to go. A good balance of manual, automated, and codeless can make it easier to move, implement, and get a better return on your investment.
Make the Transition to Codeless Automation Testing
Whether using agile or waterfall methodologies, codeless automated testing has a lot of advantages for the testing process. Its scalability and ease of use are ideal for agile projects, even with tight deadlines and a limitation in scope.
The lack of code creation and an interactive GUI gives a level playing field for all team members to synchronize and participate throughout the process, including developers, manual testers, and automation testers. Therefore, as previously stated, you should ease into Codeless Automation Testing by planning carefully. By doing that, you can lay a solid basis on which to scale and expand your future testing techniques.
Teams who use the proper approach will benefit from increased visibility, cooperation, and test automation analysis in the end.
CTO at TestGrid