Sahi Pro: much more than an automation tool

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  • September 20, 2016

Everyone understands that software testing plays an important role in the overall quality of the product. When we test software, we would expect the teams to test on as many different quality criteria as possible, especially when we would like to expose the risks associated with different quality criteria. Gone are the days when something functional was accepted. Today, customers switch to your competitor the moment they see a dip in the quality of your product. This makes it imperative to have all the corners covered.

Functional Testing
Welcome Sahi Pro in to the picture. Many of you know Sahi Pro as The Tester’s Web Automation Tool. In this blog post, I want to highlight how Sahi Pro can help you cover multiple quality criteria with ease. Most of the testing cycles start with functional testing, smoke tests at the tester’s end. Sahi scores well in functional testing in terms of the following:
– Easy identification of elements
– Provides alternatives to element’s accessor
– Usage of Relational APIs (http://sahipro.com/docs/sahi-apis/relation-apis.html) which lets Sahi relate one element to another
One can use Sahi Pro to test each component individually without facing any problem w.r.t element identification.

Web Services
Sometimes, the UI is not ready for testers to test but the backend is ready and can be tested. If your application uses REST protocols, Sahi Pro comes to your help. Sahi exposes RESTRequest and RESTResponse APIs to work with REST APIs. So many times, everything seems to work fine at the UI layer and fails at the backend. This type of testing will help you understand and pinpoint the exact problem. Feel free to check out how you can use Sahi Pro to access Web Services through REST APIs here: http://sahipro.com/docs/faq/webservices.html

Data Driven Testing
You would also like to perform data driven testing on your application after your smoke tests no longer fail. You can also use Sahi Pro to test with a variety of test data. You could cheat sheets like Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet or You Are Not Done Yet to design your test data. More information on how to use Sahi Pro for data driven testing is here: http://sahipro.com/docs/using-sahi/excel-framework.html#Data driven testing

Even though you are confident of the application’s capability to handle any kind of data thrown at it, you would definitely worry on how the different browsers render your application content. With the constant battle among browsers to gain supremacy, you never know which browser and to be more specific, which browser version might be the nemesis for your support team.

Most Popular Browsers compiled by W3Schools

Most Popular Browsers compiled by W3Schools

Cross-browser Compatibility
So, it is a wise idea to test across browsers and browser versions. Imagine how much time it would take from your testing team’s schedule to test every browser and latest and two previous versions. Add Sahi Pro to your arsenal and Sahi Pro with its powerful multi browser and parallel playback features reduces your testing time for cross-browser compatibility by half. You need not even write any code for capturing screenshots on failure. Sahi automatically waits for page loads and captures screenshots on script failure.

Load Testing
You can now focus on load testing of the application. Sahi Pro lets you run load tests on your application. There are 2 Sahi scripts involved in this. One is used to generate the load. This script is called the noise and is run on a headless browser. The steps in the noise file are generally in an infinite loop so that they never terminate. The other script is called the subject. The subject is the script whose steps you would like to measure periodically at different loads. More details on how to configure and execute is here: http://sahipro.com/docs/using-sahi/load-testing.html

Localization Testing
Happy with the results so far, you now focus on your customers who are all around the world. You take a lot of pride in claiming that your application supports 10+ languages. As a tester, how confident that there are no missing strings or ui issues like overlapping, truncation or text bleed. Will you manually navigate to every screen and see if there are any English strings instead of the localized language? Fear not, use Sahi Pro, enable documentation checkbox to take screenshots at every step and use the power of _setLanguage API by Sahi Pro. Your localization testing is also taken care of. Details on the pre-requisites and configuration can be found here: http://sahipro.com/docs/sahi-apis/multi-language.html

Finally, you could also integrate with your build system and let Sahi Pro run the tests every time a build is triggered. You focus on the thinking part and let Sahi Pro take care of validating the builds and email you the status of the test suite. Your regression suite can be fully automated and you focus on the new changes, the discussion meetings and the cognition process.

If you have followed us so far, you now know that Sahi Pro can be used for
– Functional Testing
– Web Services Testing
– Data-Driven Testing
– Cross-browser compatibility
– Load Testing
– Localization Testing
– Regression Testing

Feel free to download a fully functional version of Sahi Pro from https://crm.sahipro.com/pay/index.php/registration/register and contact us at support[at]sahipro[dot]com if you have any questions.

Happy testing!!!

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