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The challenge

DevOps testing holds the promise of eliminating bottlenecks as each new code deployment is automatically verified against existing tests.

In the real world, complex challenges undermine the DevOps goal of high quality, at speed and at scale. Technical challenges include manually defining and testing automated tests to ensure they will work, while many test scenarios simply cannot be automated.

Meanwhile, the backlog grows as continual change outstrips the ability to deliver automated tests.

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Our expertise

The Digivante DevOps testing service provides a fully documented set of APIs to define tests, run criteria, initiate the execution and retrieve the results as execution progresses. This allows functional scripted and exploratory testing to be managed by API.

The APIs integrate into build processes. The pipeline processes pass across information and initiate the tests via the API, while testers can retrieve the results and evidence in the same way.

Digivante’s services for DevOps testing

Digivante DevOps testing provides a way of interfacing with Digivante services for modern use cases, such as CI/CD:

  • Accessibility testing – in accessibility testing, the requested IDs are retrieved and executed as needed. These can be integrated into a build process.

  • Cross browser testing – the devices and browsers to be tested can be set through the APIs, either as a one-off or for continuous regression testing.

  • Exploratory testing – our community testers find issues within the defined scope. The client system continually checks and retrieves these issues raised via the APIs.

  • Manual scripted testing – testers select relevant tests and share via the APIs including the full details of the test. These are linked to a product and contains instructions to be used each time a new set of tests is run. Once added, these can be executed in the form of a test run.

  • Regression testing – once tests have been provided via the API, these are saved and added to a new test run. By integrating into build pipelines, tests can be continually run every time a new build occurs.

Real client use case

Our development team worked closely with the client to implement the API calls required. This was then tested and signed off for use within the build process. The client has used our API calls to trigger a request for a smoke test run to be executed as a part of every code deployment into their pre-production environment. The smoke test run takes about 1 hour to complete, and the results are available via dynamic reporting within the Digivante portal.

Digivante helps you realise the business benefits of DevOps testing methods by delivering:

• Bespoke project delivery, with engagement and consultancy at every stage of agile delivery

• Fast turnaround on testing to challenging timescales, with clear, actionable feedback

• Extensive, flexible coverage, with the capacity to test large numbers of devices (mobile, tablet, desktop) and browsers, and related variance in release versions of both.

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