End to End Testing
BeatBlip supports UI, API, Database, and Business process testing by enabling automated testing at all levels. It is an easy to use solution that allows testers and developers to pass values between various components, validating the quality of software at all layers. As an automated testing tool, BeatBlip enables teams to run automated end-to-end tests to validate critical business functionality as a part of every release. This ensures that every release is delivered with confidence.
BeatBlip being an all-in-one test automation solution, is ideal for an end to end test automation
- BeatBlip supports automation of System Integration Testing. A system may involve multiple User Interfaces, API integrations, databases, and business processes. BeatBlip’s test automation scripts can have test steps that touch all the individual components of the overall system. Therefore, users can create a true end to end automation.
- It supports all types of sub-systems – Web, Mobile, Desktop, APIs. The users are not constrained in any way. The same test can interact with disparate types of components.
- It not only allows test steps across various sub-systems but also permits the test data to flow from one sub-system to another. The output from one sub-system can be used as input for the tests for some other sub-system. This gives users ultimate flexibility to structure their tests as close as possible to the real-world scenarios.
- All-in-one nature of BeatBlip coupled with CI/CD integration and auto-bug logging allows organizations to take their automated testing to any level
End to end (E2E) testing is the process of testing the entire software, from start to finish, to ensure its flow behaves as expected. It defines a software’s system dependencies and ensures that all integrated pieces work together as expected. The primary purpose of running an End to end test is to test software from the end user’s perspective by simulating real user scenarios and validating the system under test and its components for integration and data integrity.
While conducting End to end testing for a web application, you would typically start from the browser, navigate to the correct URL, use the application as intended, and verify the behavior. In the case of a desktop application, you would start up the application, use it, and verify its behavior.
In the current Agile world, applications are becoming more and more complex. It is built on layers and entire networks of sub-systems, including UI and API layers, external databases, networks, and even third-party integrations. When one of these components fails, so does the entire product. As a result, the stability of each component becomes vital to the success of an application. Consequently, there is a clear and imminent need to test the entire application, from start to finish – at least at the API and UI layers.
During an end to end test, data integrity is verified, components and dependencies are confirmed, and all discovered issues are reported along the way. Although testing is straightforward in concept, it should be run using both automated testing and manual testing tactics – allowing your team to maximize their coverage while also finding new bugs in an exploratory fashion.
- Confirms an Application’s Health: Validates that your software is functional at all levels – from front to back-end and on multiple systems. End to end tests provide a clear idea of the software’s performance across various environments.
- Identifies Errors in Distributed Environment: Enables QA and development teams to test an application that is based on SOA or cloud environments. Allows the all-around check of an application consisting of multiple components, thereby detecting the problems in the core.
- Improves Test Coverage: Incorporates different sub-systems in the testing process and helps expand your test coverage and create additional test cases that may have not previously been considered.
- Detects Bugs & Increases Application Productivity: Involves testing of the software after every iteration, meaning you’ll be able to find and fix any issues faster. This will reduce the chances of bugs making it further into the testing process (and also production), thereby ensuring the application workflows operate seamlessly.
- Reduces Testing Efforts and Costs: With fewer bugs, breakdowns, and comprehensive testing across each step of the way, End-to-end testing will also decrease your need to repeat tests, and ultimately, the costs and time associated with doing so.