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No Code Automated Testing for Shopify (Case Study)

Introduction

It’s no longer news that coding skills are becoming less of a barrier to building, launching, and testing a great website or application. Today, no code tools offer businesses the opportunity to achieve sustainable digital transformation. As succinctly put by Forbes, no-code or low-code solutions help in building powerful applications that can help any organization scale, without the need to write any code.

One of the no-code tools shaping the e-commerce world is Shopify. If small businesses can build an online presence by creating a website through Shopify, it also makes a lot of sense for them to have an opportunity to test their websites through a no-code test tool. Testup has now addressed this concern. Therefore, this article will give you a practical guide that you can follow to test your Shopify website. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Testing a Website Built with Shopify

The first step is to have a website created using Shopify. We have developed that already, and it is named Jamiu Marketplace. The website is shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1

Now, let’ get started with testing the website.

Sign up and log in to your Testup account. Click on Go to App, which is displayed at the top right-hand corner of the page. Then, click Create Project; afterwards, click Create Test. Complete the necessary details requested under the Settings tab. These include the website’s URL and name of the test case. After this, click Edit to begin the testing. The testing page appears as follows; with the Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side and while a list of checks and inputs are on the right-hand side.

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area and click play as check. As seen in figure 2, the Testup AI finds every area recorded; therefore, the page is good.

Figure 2

Now, let’s see if the search button is working. To do this, we first need to check that the search input field is visible. Therefore, we select an anchor area for the search button. Then, we schedule a click and play the action. The search field appears. The result is shown in Figures 3 and 4.

Figure 3
Figure 4

Afterwards, we schedule a text input for the search field by typing a search term, say cloth and pressing the play button.

The suggestion “Search for ‘Cloth'” appears. WE can select it as an anchor area and click on it. After playing the action the search results for “cloth” appear on the browser page as shown in Figure 5.

This indicates that the search feature on Shopify’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 5

Conclusion

Codeless test automation is an opportunity that businesses and organizations need to seize and utilize well as it is already shaping the test automation landscape. Fortunately, tools like Testup offers an affordable option without compromising the quality of the test. Getting started is easy, and you can start with a free trial; just make a single click.

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No Code Automated Testing for Bubble.io (Case Study)

Introduction

Long before now, test automation tools and frameworks have made testers to spend a significant amount of time on programming. As a matter of fact, most testing automation tools were developed with programming in mind. Unfortunately, testers are not programmers, and it is incredibly time-consuming to make testers go through the rigour of programming to test websites and applications. This led to the question; why not take coding away from testing? In a bid to answering that question, Testup has provided an excellent avenue for testers to enjoy a no-code test automation tool. With Testup, testers can test their websites and applications very fast and without the need to master programming.

Therefore, in this article, we will look at how you can leverage Testup to test websites built with Bubble. As you may already know, Bubble itself is a no-code tool for building sites. Many businesses and organizations are already using Bubble. It will be an excellent opportunity for such businesses to know that they can also test their no-code websites using a no-code test automation tool (Testup).

Testing Website built with Bubble

First, we have developed a website named Jamiu Marketplace using the Bubble no-code tool. The process of building the website is shown in Figure 1, while the completed website is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1
Figure 2

Testing Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace

The first step is to register on Testup. Then, log in and click on Go to App which can be seen at the top right-hand corner of the page. After that, click on Create Project, then, click Create Test.

Fill in the necessary details like URL and name of the test case under the Settings tab. Once you have done that, click Edit to start testing.

The testing page will appear as follows (figure 3); with the Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side and while a list of checks and inputs are on the right-hand side.

Figure 3

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area and click play as check. As seen in figure 4, the Testup AI finds every area recorded; therefore, the page is good.

Figure 4

Testing Clickable Buttons

Let’s check if a SIGN UP OR LOG IN clickable button is working. First, we select an anchor area covering the button. After that, click on the selected area; a circle icon with a plus sign will appear on it as shown in figure 5.

Figure 5

Clicking on the play it button will search the circle icon and click it. The result is shown in figure 6, which shows that the SIGN UP OR LOG IN command on Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 6

Now, let’s take the testing a step further by trying to sign up. This means we want to input our email and password.

The text input field is already active. So we can schedule a text input for the email field just by typing the email address and pressing the play button afterwards. The email will appear in the input field. To move to the next text input field we can press enter or tab on the keyboard. The process is shown in figures 7 and 8.

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Figure 8

Guess what? We can also test if the password field is working by repeating the same procedures, we followed for the email address. This is shown in figures 9 and 10.

Figure 9
Figure 10

Now, we will select the SIGN UP button as an anchor area; schedule a click and play it. Once we do this, the following page appears (figure 11). Notice that there is a LOG OUT button at the top right corner of the browser page; it means that the account has been created. Perfect! The SIGN UP feature on Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 11

Conclusion

Testup has made it clear that with codeless automation, there is no need for you to understand coding to automate tests on the go and without a waste of time. In essence, we can say that codeless test automation is now within reach. By leveraging Testup, you can test any website or application. Get started here.

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No Code Automated Testing for WordPress (Case Study)

Introduction

Just like any other craft, coding takes months or even years to master. Therefore, it is challenging to make businesses and testers go through a bunch of codes and fix lots of errors in applications. Codeless automation testing tools is the perfect solution to this challenge. In a nutshell, codeless test automation involves making automated tests without the need to write or understand a single line of code. With this, anyone even with no programming skills will be able to test websites and applications seamlessly.

WordPress is a very common codeless tool for building websites. With WordPress, many businesses have built functional websites that have helped in boosting revenue. Won’t it be an excellent opportunity to have a codeless test automation tool to test a website built by a codeless tool like WordPress? Your answer is as correct as ours; it’s a defining moment in the technological world as we now have several codeless test automation tools for this purpose. One of the most amazing among these no code tools is Testup.

Testup is simple to use and user-friendly. It also allows you to maximize test reliability. Read on to see a practical process of how you can use Testup for a website built with WordPress.

Testing a WordPress Website with Testup

To do this testing, we need a website built with WordPress. Therefore, we have developed a website called Jamiu Marketplace using the WordPress no code tool. The website is shown in figure 1 below.

Figure 1

It’s time to test the website using the Testup no code automation tool. First, register on Testup and log in; afterwards, click on Go to App at the top right-hand corner. Then, click on Create Project and subsequently, Create Test.

Under settings, you will be required to fill in details like the URL and name of the test. For our WordPress website, the details have been filled, as shown in Figure 2 below. Let’s name the test ‘WordPress Test’.

Figure 2

After filling the details, the next thing is to click Edit to start testing.

Testing Jamiu’s Marketplace

After clicking Edit, the testing page will appear, as shown in Figure 3. Here, you will see the browser window of Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side of the editor. On the right-hand side, you will see a list of checks and inputs.

Figure 3

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area. Anchor areas can be quickly recorded by selecting a desired area with the mouse. This is shown in figure 4.

Figure 4

Click the play as check button to carry out the check. Afterwards, you can move on the next check. If the Testup AI finds every area you record, then the page is good.

Testing Clickable Buttons

You can also use Testup to test if a clickable button is working. First is to ensure that the particular button is visible on the website. To do this, select an anchor area that covers the button. After that, click on the selected area; a circle icon with a plus sign will appear on it as shown in figure 5.

Figure 5

Clicking on the play it button will search the circle icon and click it. The result is shown in figure 6, which shows that the Learn more command on Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 6

Conclusion

No code test automation is growing at an exponential rate. Having read this article, you will realise that Testup gives every tester a significant relief from the burden of mastering complex testing codes or frameworks. Visit Testup today to get started without any delay.

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No/Low Code Test Automation for Apps Built with No-Code or Low Code Tools

Introduction

The last few years in software development have proven one thing; that the no-code revolution is here. Developers and software development companies have realized that the no-code or low code approach offers an efficient way to meet the surging demand for more software worldwide. By freeing up the time that would have been spent on writing complex codes, enterprises can now focus on strategic and high-level work to create more business value, promote collaboration and innovation. As a matter of fact, many tech startups have launched across the world without the need to write a single line of code; that’s the power of the no-code approach to software development. It is no longer about the future; it’s now with us here in the present. From building websites to developing apps and launching workflow automation, everything can now be done faster, more than ever before.

Amazing, isn’t it? However, if we can now build complex apps without multiple developers, huge cost, or extended duration, how about testing these websites and applications? The purpose of making software development less time consuming and much more comfortable will be defeated if it takes more time and cost to test and maintain the same software. Guess what? The same no-code or low code approach used for software development is now being used to transform testing. The result of this effort is no-code or low code test automation.

No-Code for No-Code

Wouldn’t it be a great disruption in the tech industry to leverage a no-code or low code test automation tool to test an app or website built with the same low or no-code approach? This is a great time; huge costs will be minimized, time will be reduced drastically, complexities will become simple, business processes will become more seamless. Ultimately, there will be massive growth for enterprises that utilize this massive opportunity as they will become more competitive. To show you how easy this is, let’s use Testup, a seamless no-code test automation tool to test websites built by no-code tools like WordPress, Bubble, and Shopify. To do this, we will build a website named Jamiu Marketplace, with the three no-code tools making three websites in all. Each of these websites will be tested using Testup. This will be practical; relax and enjoy the flow.

Testup for WordPress

First, we have developed a website for Jamiu Marketplace using the WordPress no-code tool. The website is shown in figure 1 below.

Figure 1

It’s time to test the website using the Testup No-code automation tool. Before we get started, it’s good to note that you do not need any coding skills to get started with this testing. Register on Testup and log in; afterwards, click on Go to App at the top right-hand corner. Then, click on Create Project and subsequently, Create Test.

Under settings, you will be required to fill in details like the URL and name of the test. For our WordPress website, the details have been filled, as shown in Figure 2 below. Let’s name the test ‘WordPress Test’.

Figure 2

After filling the details, the next thing is to click Edit to start testing.

Testing WordPress’ Jamiu Marketplace

After clicking Edit, the testing page will appear, as shown in Figure 3. Here, you will see the browser window of Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side of the editor. On the right-hand side, you will see a list of checks and inputs.

Figure 3

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area. Anchor areas can be quickly recorded by selecting a desired area with the mouse. This is shown in figure 4.

Figure 4

Click the play as check button to carry out the check. Afterwards, you can move on the next check. If the Testup AI finds every area you record, then the page is good.

Testing Clickable Buttons

You can also use Testup to test if a clickable button is working. First is to ensure that the particular button is visible on the website. To do this, select an anchor area that covers the button. After that, click on the selected area; a circle icon with a plus sign will appear on it as shown in figure 5.

Figure 5

Clicking on the play it button will search the circle icon and click it. The result is shown in figure 6, which shows that the Learn more command on Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 6

Testup for Bubble

Like we did with WordPress, the first thing here is also to develop a website for Jamiu Marketplace using the Bubble no-code tool. The process of building the website is shown in Figure 7, while the completed website is shown in Figure 8.

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Figure 8

Testing Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace

We repeat the same procedures followed in the last test to create a new test case. Then, the testing page appears as follows (figure 9); with the Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side and while a list of checks and inputs are on the right-hand side.

Figure 9

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area and click play as check. As seen in figure 10, the Testup AI finds every area recorded; therefore, the page is good.

Figure 10

Testing Clickable Buttons

Let’s check if a SIGN UP OR LOG IN clickable button is working. First, we select an anchor area covering the button. After that, click on the selected area; a circle icon with a plus sign will appear on it as shown in figure 11.

Figure 11

Clicking on the play it button will search the circle icon and click it. The result is shown in figure 12, which shows that the SIGN UP OR LOG IN command on Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 12

Now, let’s take the testing a step further by trying to sign up. This means we want to input our email and password. To enter a text in an input field, we first need to check that the input field is visible. Therefore, we select an anchor area for the email field. Then, we schedule a click and play the action.

Then, we schedule a text input for the email field by typing the email address and pressing the play button afterwards. The email will appear in the input field. The process is shown in figures 13 and 14.

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Figure 14

Guess what? We can also test if the password field is working by repeating the same procedures, we followed for the email address. This is shown in figures 15 and 16.

Figure 15
Figure 16

Now, we will select the SIGN UP button as an anchor area; schedule a click and play it. Once we do this, the following page appears (figure 17). Notice that there is a LOG OUT button at the top right corner of the browser page; it means that the account has been created. Perfect! The SIGN UP feature on Bubble’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 17

Testup for Shopify

Nothing different, the same way we have tested the websites created by WordPress and Bubble, we will now test the Jamiu Marketplace website created by Shopify using Testup. This is fun, let’s go!

First, we create the Jamiu Marketplace website using Shopify; the website is shown below (figure 18).

Figure 18

We log in to Testup and create a new test case for the website. Then, the testing page appears as follows; with the Jamiu Marketplace on the left-hand side and while a list of checks and inputs are on the right-hand side.

To check if the website is correctly loaded and to allow us to move on to the next action, we will select an anchor area and click play as check. As seen in figure 19, the Testup AI finds every area recorded; therefore, the page is good.

Figure 19

Now, let’s see if the search button is working. To do this, we first need to check that the search input field is visible. Therefore, we select an anchor area for the search button. Then, we schedule a click and play the action. The result is shown in Figure 20.

Figure 20

Afterwards, we schedule a text input for the search field by typing a search term, say cloth and pressing the play button (figure 21). As shown in figure 22, the search results for “cloth” appear on the browser page. This indicates that the search feature on Shopify’s Jamiu Marketplace is working.

Figure 21
Figure 22

Keeping it Real with No-code Test Automation

Using Testup as a no-code test automation tool for your website comes with no hassle. First, it does not break when you add the logic. Second, the production environment works perfectly well, even after the provider or host creates an update. Among many other things, the advantages of using Testup include the following:

  1. No prior coding knowledge is required
  2. It allows you to match the pace of the software development cycle
  3. You can extend the scope of automation
  4. You can easily document processes
  5. It enables you to free up resources while enjoying better testing and low costs.

Conclusion

Let’s face reality; learning coding is hard. It takes a great deal of time, as well. Today, you do not need to learn code before building a great IT business. Either to develop a website, web app or mobile app, no-code tools like WordPress, Bubble, and Shopify are available for you. To test your websites, Testup offers you seamless no-code test automation. What a great time to be alive; everything can be done with no or low code. Enjoy!

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Test Faster, Better and Automatically

Did you hear about automated testing? If no, you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss software testing, automated testing and a specific automated testing tool called “Testup”.

Let’s begin!

What is software testing

Software testing is the process of verifying whether the actual results of the software meet the expected ones. The actual result is the software as it is developed by developers, and the expected result is the requirements of the client. It does not only mean that the software is running properly but also that the software is displayed correctly. Further, software testing helps testers to identify errors, missing requirements, and unexpected results.

Without proper software testing, the software may be no longer valid and may cause lots of problems to the end-user, he might get annoyed and switch to a different application. Therefore, it is necessary to test the software thoroughly.

Software testing divides into two main groups named manual testing and automated testing. As the name suggested, manual testing executes test cases by a human tester without using any automation while automated testing executes test cases using automation tools.

Further, software testing methods can be grouped based on the “box” approach:

  • Black-box testing – that means that the tester does not have any knowledge of the internal implementation and also does not see the source code of the software. For black-box testing, testers do not need to have programming knowledge. As a result, clients are also involved in this type of testing.
  • White-box testing – that means that the tester has some knowledge of the internal implementation and also sees the source code of the software. For white-box testing, testers need to have programming knowledge.

Why automated testing

There are some limitations of manual testing compared to automated testing such as

  • a high amount of time to complete a test,
  • consumes a lot of human resources, as a tester always need to be present,
  • the scope of the test is limited,
  • no support for performance testing and
  • the possibility of less accurate test results as it may involve human error.

Therefore, automated testing was introduced to overcome the above limitations of manual testing.

What is Testup

Testup is a visual test automation tool to test web applications, and it is one of the easiest test automation tools on the web. It is developed and maintained by Thetaris GmbH, a group of software professionals. Further, Testup is a no-code automation testing tool. Hence, you do not need to write any code to test the software.

Why do we need to use Testup

Testup testing helps to reduce the amount of time required for manual testing dramatically. It also provides an easy transition from a manual test to an automated test using the visual test editor. 

Some automated testing tools require from the users advanced knowledge and experience of test automation. This is one of the biggest advantages of Testup. To use Testup there is no advanced knowledge or experience of test automation required. Learning Testup is easy and intuitive. If needed, a lot of learning resources can be found on the official website of Testup.

Testup can capture more bugs than with manual effort and also capture more bugs before they hit their users. It is also easy to set-up the test environment and takes just a few minutes as Testup is one of the best user-friendly testing tools.

Further, the ability to test complex test scenarios with ease, unlimited interactive test executions and high accuracy of test results are some other benefits of using Testup.

Testup uses the black-box testing approach. Therefore, a user without any coding knowledge can use this testing tool for software testing.

Many WordPress developers face a problem of website crashes after a plugin update. Testup provides an excellent solution for this problem by running a test to see if the website is still working as earlier after a plugin update. Further, if you are a blog owner who is not a web developer, then you can update your website and verify with Testup, if it is working correctly without the help of the developer or agency.

Considering all the above facts, Testup is an ideal automated testing tool for a user who has little or no experience with test automation.

How to perform a Testup testing

Testup has introduced two plans named “standard” plan and “enterprise” plan. The standard plan is a monthly subscription. But the user can subscribe for the 7-day-free-trial first in order to get to know the tool. To get started free with Testup, the user can just sign up here. After that, he can start testing by creating projects and tests.

Conclusion

Testup is an excellent test automation tool for users who have never done test automation. Its wide variety of features enables the user to test the software with ease and obtain accurate test results.

We hope you enjoy this article. Happy Testing!

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Testup – The Developers choice for Software Testing

Unlike manual testing, automated testing executes test cases using automated tools such as Selenium. However, using automated tools is not always easy and can be a challenge for a single developer due to many reasons.

If you are a developer who has struggled with automated testing tools like Selenium, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to introduce a simple automated testing tool called Testup that helps you to perform test automation with ease.

Let’s begin by finding out the reasons why developers struggled with Selenium!

Why do some developers struggle with Selenium

Even though Selenium is very popular as an automated testing tool in the IT industry, there are several drawbacks involved in the Selenium testing tool. As a result, some users struggled with Selenium. 

The following list below shows some of the drawbacks of Selenium.

  1. The complexity of Selenium
    Selenium is not just a single tool but a suite of software which consists of Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, Selenium Web Driver and Selenium Grid. As a result, using Selenium can be difficult if you don’t understand the tool properly before starting testing using Selenium. 
  2. Lack of coding skills
    Like many other automated testing tools, Selenium also requires some advanced programming skills. Therefore, the tester needs to be familiar with at least one of the supported programming languages for Selenium such as Java, Python, PHP, etc. to write test scripts. 
  3. Not easy to learn
    For a beginner, Selenium is one of the hard testing tools to learn. It requires lots of time, programming knowledge and coding skills and also great resources to learn Selenium. 
  4. Difficult setup
    Setting up the Selenium testing environment is not easy. 
  5. Time consuming
    The amount of time required to prepare test cases is high.
  6. Weak image testing
    Selenium provides less support for image testing.

What is Testup 

Testup is a visible test automated tool to test web applications, and it was developed and maintained by Thetaris GmbH, a group of software professionals. Further, it does not need any coding for testing as it is a no-code automated testing tool. 

Why Testup

The Testup automated testing tool helps to overcome the complexity involved in automated testing. The following list below shows some of the benefits of Testup when compared to other automated testing tools such as Selenium.

  1. Simplicity
    Tesup can be considered as one of the simple automated testing tools in the IT industry. Further, it is a useful tool for someone new to test automation.
  2. Easy use
    Easy to set-up the test environment as Testup is a user-friendly testing tool.
  3. Fast test recording
    The time required to record a test can be dramatically reduced by using the no-code editor of Testup.
  4. No coding required
    The ability to perform testing without writing any programming code. Therefore, the lack of programming knowledge is not a barrier to using Testup.
  5. Easy to learn
    Learning Testup is easy, and it requires less amount of time and resources. Further, all learning materials can be found on the Testup website.
  6. Handles complex test cases
    Testup allows the tester to test complex test scenarios with ease.
  7. Speeds up the workflows
    The visual editor helps to refactor a broken test in a few seconds. Further, it allows unprecedented speed-ups in the complete development workflow.
  8. Easy understandable tests
    Readability of tests is unique due to the visual editor of Testup.
  9. Creates robust tests
    The unique anchor image technology allows the user to create robust tests.

Considering all the above facts, Testup is an ideal automated testing tool even for a user who has struggled with automated testing tools such as Selenium.  

How to perform a Testup testing

Before creating a project, you need to register with Testup. The registration process is simple and straightforward.

Testup has introduced two plans named “standard” plan and “enterprise” plan. The standard plan is a monthly subscription. But the user can subscribe for the 7-day-free-trial first in order to get to know the tool. To get started free with Testup, the user can just sign up here.

After completing the registration process, the user can create a new project and a new test.

Next, the user can record a test to test the software. Recording a test may involve steps such as selecting an anchor area, mouse-clicking, entering text to search input fields or swiping.

Finally, the tester can exit the editor by pressing the “Done” button and click on the “Run” button to run the test.

If the test passes, Congratulations! Otherwise, try to fix the test by editing it. There is a vier, too, that helps you to find the problem.

Visit Testup documentation if you need help.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Testup is an excellent automated testing tool for a user who has struggled with automated testing tools like Selenium. Its wide variety of features enable the user to test the software with ease and obtain accurate test results.

We hope this article has helped to overcome the barriers of test automation. Happy Testing!

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Why Testup is the Best tool for a QA Team

In this article, we are going to discuss an automated testing tool called Testup. If you have a team for automated testing and dedicated QA engineers and testers, this tool will be much easier to use.

Let’s begin!

Introduction

There are several automated testing tools available in the market such as Selenium, Appium, QMetry Automation Studio, etc. But to use some of the automated testing tools, the user needs some advanced knowledge and experience in automation testing. However, Testup is different from most of the other automated testing tools. 

What is Testup 

Testup is a visual test automated tool to test web applications, and it is one of the easy test automated tools on the web. It was developed and maintained by Thetaris GmbH, a group of software professionals. 

Furthermore Testup automated testing tool uses the black-box testing approach that means the user does not have any knowledge of the internal implementation and also does not see the source code of the software. In short: Testup is an easy to use no-code test automation tool!

Advantages of Testup

Testup automated testing tool helps to overcome the complexity involved in automated testing. Further, it has lots of advantages compared to other automated testing tools. 

Testup can be considered as one of the simple automated testing tools in the IT industry. Testup test environment is easy to set-up and it takes just a few minutes as it is one of the best user-friendly testing tools. The ability to perform testing without writing any programming code helps someone who lacks programming knowledge also to use Testup. 

The visual approach of Testup enables manual testers to step into the role of a QA automation engineer. Learning Testup is easy, and all the required learning resources can be found on the official website of Testup. The visual editor helps to refactor a broken test in a few seconds, and it allows unprecedented speed-ups in the complete development workflow. Further, the readability of tests is unique due to the visual editor of Testup.

Testup can manage hundreds of tests and capture more bugs than possible with manual effort and also capture more bugs before they hit their users. Unlimited interactive test executions, the ability to test complex test scenarios with ease are some other benefits of using Testup.

The unique anchor image technology allows the user to create robust tests. Testup testing helps to reduce the amount of time and human resources required for manual testing dramatically. Accuracy of test results is also high as there is no or little possibility of human error.

Many WordPress developers face a problem of website crashes after a plugin update. Testup provides an excellent solution for this problem by running a test to see if the website is still working as earlier after a plugin update. If the test passes, the developer can update the plugin with confidence. Further, if you are a blog owner who is not a web developer, then you can update your website and verify it is working correctly with Testup without the help of the developer or agency.

Testup is not only beneficial for the individual tester but the team also. It makes communication between team members much easier. Further, all members of the team can easily understand the Testup concept, and there are different aspects of Testup for different roles of the team members. It makes the testing task easy while increasing efficiency and effectiveness of testing.

Considering all the above facts, Testup is an ideal automated testing tool for any type of user who is interested in test automation. 

How to perform a Testup testing

Before creating a project, you need to register with Testup. Testup has introduced two plans named “standard” plan and “enterprise” plan. The standard plan is a monthly subscription. But the user can subscribe for the 7-day-free-trial first in order to get to know the tool. To get started free with Testup, the user can just sign up here.

After completing the registration process, the user can create a new project and a new test.

Next, the user can record a test to test the software. Recording a test may involve steps such as selecting an anchor area, mouse-clicking, entering text to search input fields or swiping.

Finally, the tester can exit the editor by pressing the “Done” button and click on the “Run” button to run the test.

If the test passes, Congratulations! Otherwise, try to fix the test by editing it. There is a vier, too, that helps you to find the problem.

Visit Testup documentation if you need help.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Testup is an excellent automated testing tool for any type of tester, from a beginner to an expert. Its wide range of features such as simplicity, user-friendliness and ability to test without coding enables the user to test the software with ease and obtain accurate test results.

We hope you enjoy this article.

Happy Testing!

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No-Code Test Automation Grabs Center Stage

Test automation is rapidly evolving today. More specifically, no-code test automation siezes the center stage because, with this AI-powered testing platform, non technical members can design and execute test cases to verify new app releases! No-code test automation with apps like TestUp dissolves the dependency between engineers and semi-technical staff in enterprises. Now, any and all business intelligence (BI) members can take charge of verifying elements of an app whose performance is their particular priority. We are now exploring a contrast between low-code automation and truly automated testware. What are the tangible benefits of codeless test automation?

  • Easy to create test cases – even for non technical users
  • Quickly update test cases on app revisions
  • Keep pace with development cycle of CI / CD
  • Reduce QA budget – no engineers needed
  • Build tests across all hardware platforms
  • Users can easily understand each others’ test cases

The groundbreaking benefit of no-code testing is to bring intelligent testing within the capability of all enterprise members, including product owners and business analysts. This reduced dependency on engineers is said to democratize software testing. It makes testing more accessible and less costly. It also makes the dialog of issue resolution much more accessible. The heavy code based regression testing is replaced by a light intuitive interface.

Illustration 1. Shows how easily we can create a no-code test. In this example, search input and results are verified for a UI by the computer vision algorithm.

Another important trend in test automation is hyper automation. Software industry experts widely predict that hyper automation, which entails the combined use of AI, ML, NLP methods as well as RPA – Robotic Process Automation, will rise to a position of common use in coming months. The goal of hyper automation tools ultimately is to replace human intelligence where possible and accelerate those tasks in which human capital is not absolutely necessary. In the field of test automation, experts predict that AI and RPA will also assist human testers for such tasks as  automation of test case reporting and alerts. 

Transcending Coded Test Cases          

While Selenium automation testing owns much of the market because of its comprehensive support by the most popular programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and Java, the design of test cases with Selenium still requires coding skills. Selenium WebDriver and Selenium Grid are still the domain of developers and QA engineers, and business-facing members remain dependent on those engineers to orchestrate test cases in conjunction with the CI / CD environments. Such dependency now vanishes with no-code test automation.

The new generation of codeless testing tools are based on artificial intelligence components including computer vision modeling. Computer vision algorithms can quickly verify page rendering completeness. Using machine learning methods, the new AI-powered test automation tools can also evaluate performance metrics to assist in understanding user experience. And the exceptional advantage is that anyone can create test cases with the intuitive UIs and dashboards. AI-based no-code testers can even send alerts to endpoints using email or Slack when critical issues like authentication credentials appear to be compromised during test execution. No-code test platforms also integrate with CI / CD pipelines more quickly and easily than coded testing.

Rapid Test Case Updates 

In all types of testing, including performance, functional, and regression testing, AI-powered test automation expands previous boundaries by increasing the longevity of test cases. The self-healing test case is a prime example in UI testing with computer vision. AI-based test automation tools are capable of real-time learning by consuming data generated by their own  output at each test run. For example, when a new version release removes a page element expected by a test case, AI test bots can learn to recognize equivalent or alternate elements so that automated browser test cases do not break. The benefits of such AI-driven testing which self-heals at run-time include increased longevity of test cases and reduced QA testing budgets.

Illustration 2. We can run existing codeless tests easily from the dashboard to quickly verify the status of the application under test.

Keeping Pace with DevOps

Code-heavy test automation which requires developers and QA engineers to maintain often results in a testing suite that lags behind the rate of release for new software versions. No-code test automation resolves this problem because test cases can be designed quickly by team members of varying technical knowledge. Intuitive UIs combine with computer vision methods to instantly create test cases in tandem with application development. Bugs can then be identified and reported by all concerned endpoints. Expert testing is no longer limited to QA members. Continuous integration and continuous delivery now flow efficiently and are no longer delayed at the QA stage.

No-Code Tests Reduce Expenses

Startup AI enterprises often need to optimize human capital to reduce operating expenses. Very often this means developers will also do functional and regression testing, and often code the test cases themselves. This is relatively expensive when AI test automation apps can take on the work of QA. Moreover, a feedback loop can evolve when there are not enough fresh eyes on a project. AI can provide the much needed objectivity by way of automating tests and generating its own code. It is also useful to note that many such test bots make their auto-generated code available via editor for revision by qualified team members. But we are now moving into an era when manual coding is obsolete and expensive. No-code testing automation is the budget-friendly QA department enterprises need.

Platform-Independent Testing

Among the most refreshing aspects of no-code automation testing is its total independence from device and OS constraints. Computer vision-based testing in particular is totally portable across mobile, tablet, and laptop UI. Very often, creating test cases is a simple matter of drawing selection boundaries around UI elements under test. Subsequently, any user can click the run button and examine the outcome. In other words, the computer vision algorithm does not care whether its imaging target is running on a phone or a tablet or a desktop. The same outcomes will be reported by the testing tool.

Interoperability Across Staff Domains

The technical jargon of developers and engineers has always been an obstacle which decelerated the work flows in organizations with both tech and non tech staff. The problem extends into the realm of testing because QA is a buffer zone with a lot of interaction between developers and users. This zone has been peppered in recent years with spurious attempts to create testing tools for non technical members. Such attempts included low-code tools or testing languages like Cucumber, which was supposed to be usable by non technical members. It turned out, however, to be another language for developers to learn, and actually increased the overhead of testing and app development! Fortunately, true AI-based no-code testing now rescues all members from this additional tedium and expense by making testing accessible to everyone.

The Future Now of No-Code Test Automation

We are now witnessing the transformation and revival of test automation from drudgery to exciting new potential. The creative new wave of AI in test automation is making this revival a frontier which everyone can partake of. New apps like Testup are leading the charge to fast and efficient testing for tech savvy and non tech members alike.  Of course, the expert knowledge domain of testing will be in an energetic flux for years to come. AI will inevitably evolve to advanced image recognition and DOM element recognition to improve the flexibility of browser and UI testing. Algorithms in design today will do amazing feats like capturing data from test revisions and predicting components of new test cases to further reduce overhead of test case revision. Stay tuned to TestUp as we stay on the front lines of this exciting new frontier!

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A Guide to Automated Testing and Testup for Absolute Beginners

Have you never heard about automated testing? If no, you have come to the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss automated testing and a specific automated testing tool called Testup that we have built.

Let’s begin!

Introduction to Automated Testing

Software testing is the process of verifying whether the actual results of the software meet expected results. Software testing divides into two groups named manual testing and automated testing. As the name suggests, manual testing executes test cases by a human tester without using any automation while automated testing executes test cases using automation tools. 

There are some limitations of manual testing compared to automated testing, and some of them are listed below. 

  1. It consumes a high amount of time to complete a test.
  2. It consumes a lot of human resources.
  3. Possibility of less accurate results as it may involve human error.

Automated testing is introduced to overcome those limitations, and it has the following advantages.

  1. It consumes less amount of time to complete a test.
  2. It consumes less amount of human resources.
  3. Accuracy of test results is high.

Use of Automated Testing Tools during Development and Maintenance of Software

Automated testing tools can be used during the development of software to ensure that the development progressed in the right direction. Errors may occur during the maintenance of software. Hence, software testing is required, and the automation tools such as Testup can be used for testing during the maintenance.

What is Testup

Testup is a visible test automation tool to test web applications, and it was developed and maintained by Thetaris GmbH, a group of software professionals. Further, you do not need to have any coding skills as Testup is a no-code automation testing tool. 

The following list shows some of the advantages of Testup.

  1. Easy set-up of the test environment as Testup is a very user friendly testing tool.
  2. Ability to test complex test scenarios with ease.
  3. Ability to test without writing any code.
  4. Requires less amount of time and resources to learn Testup. 

Hence, Testup is an ideal automated testing tool for a user who has little or no experience with automated testing.

Registration Process

Before creating a project, you need to Register with Testup. The registration process is simple and straightforward, as shown below.

Visit this URL to go to the Testup website. Next, click on the Get started free button, and it will redirect you to the registration page.

Then, enter your email address and click on the Register button to create a new free account.

Creating a New Project

After completing the registration process, click on the Go to App button and it will redirect you to a new browser window where you can create a new project.

Next, create a new project by clicking the Create project link. To rename the project, click on the edit icon and rename.

Creating a New Test

Click on the Create Test link to create a new test and fill the parameters such as URL, etc. as per the requirement. To rename the project, click on the edit icon and rename.

For the demonstration purpose, we have used the iPhone 6/7/8 dimensions. Then click the Edit button, and it will redirect you to the Testup editor.

Recording a Test

Testup Editor

Before recording a test, you need to understand the Testup editor. There are three parts of the editor, as shown below.

  1. The left side of the editor – It contains the browser window of the website you want to test.
  2. The right side of the editor – It consists of the list of checks and inputs.
  3. The top of the editor – It is the control centre which contains all the executable commands.

Check with an Anchor Area

Selecting an anchor area helps the editor to verify that the website is correctly loaded and ready to perform the next action.

In this example, we are going to check three anchor areas, as shown below.

Check if the brand name “Testup Merchandize” is visible

Select the anchor area of the brand name (Testup Merchandize) with the mouse, as shown in the above screenshot. Next, click on the Play It button to execute the action.

Check if hamburger menu is visible

Select the anchor area of the hamburger menu with the mouse, as shown in the above screenshot. Next, click on the Play It button to execute the action.

Check if the welcome image is visible

Select the anchor area of the welcome image with the mouse, as shown in the above screenshot. Next, click on the Play It button to execute the action.

Clicking

Select the anchor area of the search icon with the mouse, as shown in the above screenshot. Next, click into the search icon. Then, click the Play It button to execute the action, and you’ll see a search input field appear above the search icon.

Text Input for a Search Function

Select the anchor area of the search input with the mouse, as shown in the above screenshot and click into the search input. Next, click on the Play It button to execute the action. 

Then click on the press key link.

A search input field will appear. Next, type the text “Beanie” and click on the PLAYING NEXT button. 

Then, press the enter key on the control centre to start the search, and the search result will display, as shown in the below screenshot.

Swiping

You can see the image of the first item in full by scrolling. To perform this action, first, select the anchor area “Search Results: Beanie” with the mouse and then swipe on the browser screen as shown in the above screenshot. Next, click on the Play It button to execute the action. It will verify that the image of the first item is visible in full.

Next, we are going to check whether the Beanie with the logo is visible with the price. Select the anchor area of the item, as shown in the below screenshot and click on the Play It button to execute the action. It will verify that the Beanie with logo is visible with the price.

Conclusion

Exit the editor by pressing the Done button. Click on the Run button to run the test. If the test passes, Congratulations! Otherwise, try to fix the test by editing it. Visit our documentation if you need help.

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No-Code Test-Automation is the Future

Software testing has been known as a time-consuming activity from its inception. Testers may avoid wasting time on routine tasks through automation and concentrate on other value-adding activities such as selecting the best test cases for a test iteration and reviewing new features.

Automated testing brings many benefits such as shortened time to execute existing test scenarios. However, the main drawback is that process automation requires scripting. This need to learn scripting and the additional time it consumes has led many towards no-code test-automation.

Why is Code-Based Automation no Longer the Solution?

Before we dive in to no-code automation, let’s look at some of the disadvantages of code-based automation:

  1. The need to learn the required scripting languages or recruit new people already familiar with them.
  2. Considerable time allocation for the maintenance of existing automated test cases.
  3. Significant preliminary investment in the establishment of automated testing tools and the allocation of automation resources.

There are innovative ways of testing that no longer require scripting, and they solve most of the above problems. An increasing number of companies is adopting codeless automated testing, so it’s definitely something you need to be familiar about.

No-Code Automation and its Paradigm

No-code automation allows you to create automation tests without writing a single line of code. Codeless testing tools, nevertheless, create an abstraction layer on top of the test code. That means the test scripts still depend on other parts of the software to test a scenario. But no advanced scripting is required to create or update a written script.

For web-based software products and services, testing with the “record-and-play” concept has become the most common approach. A software tester manually performs the test and uses the tool to capture the test sequence one step at a time. The tool will convert these recorded sequences into test scripts. Testers can then modify the documented test scripts and tailor the testing approach to fine tune it.

The graphical user interface (GUI) and the drag and drop features provide testers with a better way of creating automated tests. Documented scripts can be reused across platforms and browsers emphasizing the broadened usability of codeless testing. Desktop and mobile applications, and websites can be tested using codeless testing solutions like Testup. The application will be kept under 24/7 surveillance and performance will be tracked around the clock.

Let’s look at some of the leading benefits of no-code test automation next.

Easy Test Case Modification

Sometimes there are reasons to modify test cases. Some of the common reasons are errors in test cases, changes in existing features, implementing new features to the website. Such test case modifications effectively involve re-recording / rewriting the whole scenario and adding new actions or modifying current actions where appropriate.

This will not be feasible in most instances as it will affect development time and cost. But with a Codeless testing tool like Testup, this is taken care of completely and existing tests can simply be modified or improved as required.

Enable Non-Developers: Testers, Product Owners, Business Analysts

Testing is usually reserved for QA Engineers. So automation is also automatically assigned to them. However, Business Analysts and Product Owners are the ones who are truly aware of the product from end-to-end. Yet they do not get directly involved in testing, and especially automation, mostly due skill constraints. So important test scenarios can be missed. 

However, codeless testing allows Business Analysts, Product Owners, or any other responsible party to test the application on their own. It enhances company integrity while producing top notch software. And the gained human capital can be transferred into value adding interventions. 

User stories come up with their own acceptance criteria. This acceptance criterion can be easily converted into a test case since it is detailed. With the simplicity and the agility of the codeless testing, user stories can be tested easily and fast. Additionally, the previously written test cases can be re-used to test similar user stories.

AI-Driven Advanced Testing 

Codeless testing enhances testing by employing cutting-edge AI technologies. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is used to write automated scripts from documents and captured images. Regression testing can be effectively done using Self-correcting features. Test cases can be written automatically based on user action triggers. Further, Machine learning enables codeless testing to self-validate test results.

Some No-code testing tools like Testup capture screenshots of the test steps and actions to revise test cases using AI when changes are needed to be made to the application. As AI recognizes the website attributes such as positions, colors and text from the screenshots, test case modification becomes effortless.

Super-Fast Update of Tests

Creating a codeless test is faster than Selenium automated testing. Since No-code testing is equipped with AI powered self-maintenance, it resolves conflicts of object maintenance fast. Moreover, Codeless testing creates a dynamic testing model which contrasts the changes made on the application promising super fast test updates. 

Cross Browser Support

Test automation tools most often come in the form of extensions to browsers. Typically, the browser extensions are attached to a particular browser. The software that businesses create are not limited to various browsers, unlike browser extensions. So tests must be performed on multiple browsers and computers.

Checking the same scenario on multiple browsers will poke script writers as there are numerous circumstances that need to be thoroughly verified in an application. A reliable codeless automation should permit testers to use existing test cases on any browser without worrying about  browser specific codes like we do in code based automation.

No-Code Automation is Becoming Popular.

Most of the SaaS platforms like Salesforce, SAP, Workday and Servicenow have already employed codeless testing. Apart from that, No-code testing can be easily integrated with Gitlab, Jenkins, Slack, Jira, Teamcity and Visual studio services increasing its potential.

Future of Software Testing with No-Code Testing

Codeless testing will increase test coverage and exposure while improving testing performance. As codeless testing has already made testing significantly easier, it is sustainable and will be improved further. Advanced AI technologies will  be utilized to make testing easier and more user friendly.

No-code automation testing is the ideal testing methodology for agile software development because it speeds up testing with the involvement of less teammates. Codeless testing doesn’t require the tester to have extreme technical knowledge, so agile development teams do not have to bother about skill constraints related to the software testing. It’s no surprise that agile and no-code testing will go hand in hand in future.

How to Find a Good No-Code Automation Service. 

There is a myriad of advantages of Codeless testing in addition to the most significant ones mentioned above. Consequently, codeless testing is a perfect alternative for automated testing even if someone has scripting knowledge expertise. 

Platform support, ease of usage, script maintenance, UX features, and the efficiency of testing must be considered when selecting a suitable codeless automation tool. The performance of the tool may vary depending on its features and the underlying technologies. So you need to prioritize the criteria that is important to you in order to make the best decision.