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Key Benefits of Continuous Testing in Mobile application development

Introduction

Undoubtedly we are in an era where digitization is the ruler. It is difficult to spend a day without our smartphones. You can step out of the home without a wallet but not a smartphone. Ordering food, transportation, viewing directions on a map, creating official docs in ms doc , excel to ppt, everything can be done over a mobile phone. So with time, the smartphone users have transformed being tech savvy and their demands are rising. That’s the reason Brands are looking for technical solutions which are faster and qualitative. Continuous testing accelerates the speed of testing and also increases the quality of the application by multiple folds. In this blog we will discuss continuous testing and how it helps in enhancing the quality of the application under development.

What is Continuous Testing ?

In continuous testing, testing takes place in all the stages of the development cycle. In other words, it is the process of implementing continuous testing throughout the DevOps.

As shown in the figure above, continuous testing can be started right from the planning till spanning the complete DevOps loop till the monitoring part.

Enables faster delivery of Mobile and Web Apps

The combination of DevOps, Agile and Continuous Integration has reduced the timeline for design, development and delivery for software updates. In continuous integration, small chunks of code are committed frequently and hence the deployment rate increases by multiple folds. In one day multiple deployments are made instead of weekly or monthly unlike the traditional sdlc. For productive results in continuous testing, one has to make sure that the high speed automation tools are used. Hence continuous testing accelerates the speed of testing.

More Efficient Testing

In Continuous testing, testing is done at each and every stage of the pipeline, ensuring the developers the confidence for building a secure and highly flexible framework. Moreover, testing from the earlier stages helps detecting and rectifying bugs easier and also saves huge bucks in rectifying bugs at the later stages unlike the traditional sdlc’s

As testing starts from the earlier stages and frequently committing codes stops the testers to wait for a long time for resolving the bugs. Continuous testing helps the developers to conduct the right test at the right time .i.e allowing them to determine whether a shift left or shift right is necessary in their delivery pipeline. End to end testing with automated tools further accelerates the speed of testing. As continuous testing takes place in an integrated environment which is very flexible and agile in nature, which ensures a strong architecture for future expansion of the application under development.

Broader Test Coverage

Continuous testing usually takes place in continuous integration and DevOps environments. Here, testing takes place at a high speed because of integrated automation tools. It covers a huge range of test cases covering the functional and non- functional test cases. Regression testing , Integrated testing, Performance and Cross Browser testing, it covers a variety of test suites. Moreover continuous testing increases the efficiency of testing by multiple folds which is a cherry on cake.

Conclusion

Mobile application has evolved rapidly since last decade and sohas mobile application testing . Continuous testing has brought a transformational growth because of its innumerable plus points like increasing the overall efficiency in mobile application testing, providing high performance applications, wider test coverage etc. These are some of the key benefits of continuous testing which makes it the most adopted testing solution of these times.

I hope you found this article helpful. Let me know if you would like to discuss further if you have any questions or suggestions around this topic.

Thank you for your time reading through this article.

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