What is Codeless Automation Testing and why it is the Future!

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Testing has always been a bane of product development cycle. In an era where a single software bug can cause massive financial losses, quality assurance testing is paramount for any software product no matter how small or how big.

In current agile development cycle where development and release cycle involve releasing a set of features and extending those sets in iterated releases, testing has become even more complicated. Manual testing, though very useful in many cases, fails under the deluge of features, buttons, links, accordions, javascripts, and integrations. Add performance testing, and user experience testing to the equation and you get no choice but to automate the testing process. And that’s where codeless testing comes into place and the subject of this post.

Automation Testing and Codeless Testing

For large projects or projects having a fast release cycles, creating test environment, and writing test scripts itself take a huge amount of time and resources. Which ultimately defeats the whole purpose of automation testing which was aimed at reducing testing times and testing resources.

A solution to this problem is codeless testing. Codeless testing is creating automation tests without writing a single piece of code. This approach has been steadily evolving with new innovation on technology, focusing more on around reducing the coding process and making it more user friendly. The ultimate aim is to make the setup so easy to use so that automating a test scenario takes very less amount of time and require almost no coding efforts. Making the process true codeless testing.

There are many tools already in the market that aims to achieve this objective, however to term them Codeless is still not very accurate. The correct term would something like script less, because in the background, most tools would just provide the testers one more abstraction layer, which would translate user actions and instructions to testing scripts which in turn drive test automations. This abstraction layer is more user friendly with good graphical interfaces, that will make the testing process easier and more manageable. So even though the user don’t have to write a lot of code personally, the tool still runs on scripts.

How Codeless Testing Works?

The idea behind the approach is that a tester manually performs a test, which the tool records click by click. The tool then create scripts to automate the test itself. The testers can also edit the scripts, and the testing process to best suite their requirements.

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What is The Future of Codeless Automation Kill Automation Testing

Originally published at www.lambdatest.com on August 3, 2017.

Originally written by Saif Sadiq|LinkedIn

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Product Growth at @lambdatesting (www.lambdatest.com)

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