The projects of automation of tests for software development must be based on three key pillars so that they can be successful:
Automation strategy: The automation strategy must be derived from an adequate testing strategy. Choose what, how, when, who, where, with what to test the software is a key factor for obtaining profitable results. But usually, it is thought that automating the tests is that a program performs the same checks as a tester, and in most cases, this is not true. The first time tests of critical aspects of the software are recommended to be designed and they are executed by an expert tester even manually. Also, very complex and unusual test cases can be left out of automation. However, regression tests and software technical checks, as well as level tests are usually the main focus for the automation of tests or the use of testing tools such as safety, assurex, performance, maintainability, portability, reliability.
Focus on the development project: Automation is that a program executes several thousand of test cases. If good coding practices and software architecture are not applied, such automation will become unmanageable and the automation project will grow in technical debt until the maintenance cost of the automation does not compensate for the defects it identifies on the software to be tested. An expert developer has the necessary knowledge to perform the design and architecture of automation.
Easy to test software: A characteristic of software usually neglected, is the testability or ease of testing software, that is, how cheap or expensive it is to test certain software, both manually and with automation. The technical solutions chosen by the development teams can significantly increase the cost of testing and, obviously, of automation.
The tests alone will not improve the quality of the software developed; however, some of the possible problems, errors, and failures of this can be detected in time in the middle of its development. If this process is automatic it will allow the developer or test staff to perform verification in time to avoid major errors and save time and correction resources. Besides that of course, the level of satisfaction with the use of tools is much greater than without them. Therefore, we will now see the best tools for software development in each of the stages or phases involved in the process.
For the implementation of the unit testing design strategy. A unit testing automation strategy must be carried out that allows communication between a web module and the framework to carry out design, execution and automated results analysis processes. Software development, also known as the software cycle, consists of several stages that depend precisely on what is being carried out, each of these stages has different automation testing tools and one of them is assurex, so that no matter what stage of development you are in, you have the possibility of using different software tools that make life much easier. A well-designed testing strategy is an excellent basis for developing other necessary documentation and planning further work.