BeatBlip complements the Agile development methodology and enables users to test software for bugs fixes and/or new features in the context of an Agile workflow. BeatBlip allows organizations to accelerate their software testing to keep pace with software development and to ensure rapid and quality delivery.
BeatBlip is an agile and continuous test automation tool that integrates with agile development processes and tools. BeatBlip’s separation of responsibility design approach makes it a perfect fit for agile testing needs. It offers the following benefits :
- Test teams can start building automated test scripts in parallel to story development. As the test scripts, test data, any SQL queries, and UI objects are all managed independently of each other, teams don’t have to wait for everything to be in place before starting the automation. It can all progress in parallel. For example, test steps can be developed as soon as the story is defined. The UI objects can be added once the corresponding UI is ready. With this approach, the automated tests for the story are ready by the time story makes to a QA build.
- BeatBlip integrates with all popular CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, TFS, Azure DevOps for continuous testing. It allows test teams to build execution plans comprising of the desired set of test suites and/or test cases along with the test data and environment settings. It then enables the teams to integrate these test execution plans with the build and deployment pipeline of the CI/CD tool in practice.
- BeatBlip’s web-based interface makes testing a transparent activity allowing all stakeholders to get a real-time view of where things are – how many tests have been executed, what all platforms or devices have been tested against, which all modules have been tested, what percentage of tests have passed and so on.
- BeatBlip integrates with various Agile bug tracking tools, such as Jira, GitLab, Bugzilla, TFS, to automatically log any errors encountered during the test execution. This frees up the resources from the routine tasks of analyzing and logging the bugs manually. BeatBlip’s automated bug logging not only logs the bugs but it also attaches the corresponding screenshots and the steps to reproduce the issue.
- BeatBlip provides reporting dashboards and multi-level reports, along with the integrated automated email-based test reports. It ensures that all the project stakeholders and agile teams are kept up to date on the overall progress of testing, test coverage, risks if any, and issues discovered during the testing.
- BeatBlip also enhances collaboration, not only within the test team but across various departments which is a key for the success of agile projects. It meets the demands of distributed development and testing teams and sets them up for success.
Agile testing process follows the principles of agile development. It aligns with the iterative development methodology in which requirements develop gradually from customers and testing teams. The development is aligned with customer requirements. Agile testing is a continuous process rather than being sequential. The testing begins at the start of a project and there is ongoing integration between testing and development. The objective of Agile testing is to test continuously and achieve high product quality.
Agile development methodology has been a boon for modern-day businesses, enabling faster project deliveries by transforming the way applications are developed. Businesses across the globe have embraced this methodology since it focuses on achieving the primary objectives of faster time to market, improved performance, and enhanced cost-efficiency.
Agile testing complements agile development. Agile testing methodology supports an evolving cycle of iterations, each improving on the previous one until a final high-quality product is delivered. The Agile model flows through iterations of analysis, design, coding, testing, and back to analysis.
- Ensures that the tested product will meet all the requirements in each iteration
- Reduces documentation; only lightweight documents and reusable checklists suffice
- Involves active participation by the whole team, wherein the developers and the business analysts also test the application
- Flexible and highly adaptable to changes
- Delivers a way for receiving regular feedback from the end-user
- Allows better determination of issues through daily meetings
- Shortens the time of feedback response as this testing involves continuous feedback for each iteration
- Enables faster detection and fixing of errors thereby lowering the risks of finding a bug at the very end of testing and missing a deadline
- Helps teams prioritize features for each iteration and deliver the most important ones first