Testlio Adds Fused Testing to Automate Testing Platform

Testlio announced today that it is adding a built-in testing capability to its app testing platform; Testlio is used by IT organizations to manage application testing teams consisting of internal employees and external contractors vetted by Testlio.

Fusion testing describes a combination of automated and manual testing that IT organizations use to improve overall productivity. An automated process involves feeding invalid, unexpected, or random data as input to an application and then monitoring it for exceptions such as crashes, failure of inline code assertions, or potential memory leaks. Molten testing strikes a balance between tests that can be automated and those that still need to be performed by a human.

To achieve this goal, Testlio has partnered with Applitools, BrowserStack, Headspin, Mabl, and Sauce Labs. Failure signals and session artifacts from these tools can be pushed into the Testlio platform to simplify screening of test results. Testlio provides six hardware slots and 100 hours per month of automated test processing time at no additional cost.

Finally, Testlio has created an automated Center for Excellence in Testing (CoE) as part of expanding its professional advisory services to help organizations implement best practice testing.

Testlio CEO Steve Semelsberger said these integrations will make it easier to increase human testers and increase the rate of application testing as many organizations accelerate the rate at which these applications are created and deployed.

He added that as organizations seek to implement continuous testing in the context of DevOps workflows, it is clear that more reliance on automation will be required to keep pace with application development.

Through its platform, Testlio provides organizations with access to over 10,000 independent, on-demand application testers. Network of Testing Professionals can create, run, improve, and diagnose automated tests using Appium and Selenium frameworks written in programming languages ​​such as Python, Java, and Node.js. Semelsberger noted that only 3% of independent testers who apply to join the Testlio network have been accepted.

The degree to which organizations prefer to rely on internal staff versus contractors to test applications normally will vary. However, it is difficult to predict how much testing should be done – and when it should be done – to maintain application development timelines. Semmelsberger said that contractors provide IT organizations with a degree of flexibility in testing that has become an absolute requirement given the current challenges of recruiting and retaining professional application testers.

It is of course difficult to apply application testing uniformly no matter how many testers are available. In addition to providing access to experienced independent testers, Testlio also provides a platform for managing the end-to-end testing process. The challenge then is to align these testing tasks with the various application development projects launched by the organization.

Regardless of the approach to testing, the need for it has never been more important. As organizations adopt a wide range of digital business transformation initiatives, a much higher percentage of applications are now externally facing. The tolerance for suboptimal application experiences between customers and partners is much lower than that of internal employees. As such, first impressions, whether you like it or not, will determine the success and failure of most of these application initiatives.

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