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How regression testing can help optimise your software

Sep 29, 2017 | QA, Software bugs & malfunctions, Testing Reality

Regression tests usually are initiated when a programmer fixes bugs or adds codes for new functionality for the system. There can be a lot of dependence on newly added and existing functionality. To ensure quality, it is essential to check that the new code works together with the old code and the unmodified code is not affected.

With Testbirds you can do regression testing manually with the crowd, or automated testing with our Device Cloud. In the case of automation, testing takes place on virtual machines that give you access to many combinations of operating systems and browsers, among all kinds of software by using a web configurator. Are you looking for Windows 7 with Internet Explorer and Java? That’s no problem for our crowd or our Device Cloud. For full support of test automation projects we offer APIs for Selenium, Appium and Sikuli test cases. Our Device Cloud can also be integrated into common CI tools like Jenkins.

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When should you use manual tests and when do automated regression tests make more sense? The manual version fits better if tests are only done rarely. Also, if the code changes frequently, manual testing might be better. However, the complexity of manual testing grows exponentially as the project scales. Automated tests are faster than manual tests, reduce the chance of human errors and are cheaper in the long run.

For the execution of manual regression tests or for the creation of test cases, our clients have access to our international crowd consisting of over 250,000 registered testers. Under real world conditions, our crowd conducts test and use cases in the form of exploratory or structured tests and repeats them after modifications in software take place.

The benefits of regression tests at a glance:
• Individual and highly adaptable virtual test environments
• Endless combinations of operating systems, browsers and software
• Over 250,000 crowdtesters who test under real world conditions
• Test case creation by the crowd
• Exploratory and structured testing

Are you thinking of intergrating regression tests into your development process? Then contact us for more information and our testing consultants will help you!


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