DevOps and continuous delivery are rapidly becoming the de facto standard for software development. The key business driver behind these initiatives: delivering new functionality to your customers faster. This is easy to state in theory but much harder to achieve in practice – the level of quality of your services must be maintained! If your system goes down once a week every week, your customers are unlikely to be happy.
In order to realize the desired business goals of DevOps and continuous delivery, it is essential that your entire team – developers, testers, and the business – have a highly accurate, near real-time measure of the risk and quality associated with the features in your delivery pipeline. This calls for extensive and accurate testing. In fact, making testing the central component of your delivery process is the most critical challenge that teams need to address. That said, understanding the software testing process and identifying the correct testing tool(s) for your organization in a complex and crowded market place can be very time consuming and expensive.
In this slideshow, XebiaLabs describes eight software testing tools that automate and streamline your continuous delivery and DevOps processes.
DevOps Testing Tools
Click through for eight ultimate software testing tools that automate and streamline your continuous delivery and DevOps processes, as identified by XebiaLabs.
XL TestView is a test management and analysis tool that allows you to define and execute tests across your full spectrum of test tools, then aggregate and visualize results to provide true insight into quality.
Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a record/playback tool for authoring tests without learning a test scripting language (Selenium IDE). It also provides a test domain-specific language (Selenese) to write tests in a number of popular programming languages, including Java, C#, Groovy, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby.
Cucumber is a software tool that computer programmers use for testing other software. It runs automated acceptance tests written in a behavior-driven development (BDD) style. Cucumber is written in the Ruby programming language. Cucumber projects are available for other platforms beyond Ruby.
Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol.
Apache JMeter is an Apache project that can be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications.
JUnit is a unit testing framework for the Java programming language. JUnit has been important in the development of test-driven development, and is one of a family of unit testing frameworks, which is collectively known as xUnit that originated with SUnit.
FitNesse is a web server, a wiki, and an automated testing tool for software. It is based on Ward Cunningham’s Framework for Integrated Test. FitNesse is designed to support acceptance testing rather than unit testing in that it facilitates detailed readable description of system function.
Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty. The software is designed to be used as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications.
Visual Studio is a comprehensive collection of developer tools and services to help you create apps for Windows, iOS, Android and more using a single IDE. Visual Studio Online provides cloud-based collaboration services for version control, agile planning, continuous delivery and application analytics.