Why do development projects need automation?
People often have different opinions on where and how much automation shall be used in a software development cycle. However, almost all of us agree that there are two areas are most suitable for automation in the software development projects. They are data setup and testing established features, due to their repetitiveness and stablebility.
After a well scoped automation suite has been defined and developed, the effective usage of the automation suite can improve a software development project's agility with the following advantages:
(1) Run the automated coverage frequently within a release
(2) Free up of testers to focus test efforts on areas that are not or cannot be automated
(3) Provide high confidence level for the established features
What is TRIRIGA Application Automation?
TRIRIGA Application Automation consists of automation framework, automated test cases, and test suites containing test cases. TRIRIGA Automation Framework adhere to IBM automation framework guidelines, and provides easy to use API for developing test scripts.
Current TRIRIGA Application Automation focuses on building a complete regression testsuite to cover major features in the application, such as Real Estate Leases. In the future, the automation framework aims to provide foundation for developing build verification tests, integration tests and system tests.
Currently, automated testsuites can be executed on IE only; in the future, Chrome, Firefox on Windows, Safari on Mac OS will be supported as well.
What is there for our clients?
TRIRIGA Application Automation is one of the tools seamless integrated within our software development process to help improve the quality of the product we deliver.
More over, there has been inquiries and suggestions that we make automation testsuites available to other groups within IBM, and even our customers.