The field of software testing has in recent years been totally revolutionized by the concept of Cloud testing. Cloud testing is basically a method of software testing in which cloud infrastructure is used to stimulate real world traffic.
Organizations that specialize in testing, or have to undergo testing as a general part of their software development, usually perform under a great deal of restrictions and limitations. They have a very short test budget, and have to work under tight deadlines, as not much time is allocated to testing while planning the development cycle.
Add to that the problems of high cost of testing, the possibly huge number of times a software has to undergo tests, the fact that each test will most serve a one time use only, that users may be spread all over the world, and that outages must be avoided at any cost, and you will understand why testers today are slowly migrating away from traditional testing tools and moving towards cloud applications.
Cloud based testing holds the solution to all of these problems, allowing testers to concentrate on developing and testing, without having to bother about or invest in hardware, software, or consultancy.
Here we have a list of ten really effective and popular cloud testing tools, which can ease your life as a tester.
The CloudTesting site uses real browsers, real operating systems, and industry standard Selenium framework to allow testers to automate the functional and cross browser testing of their websites. They can run automated functional tests against their website and capture screenshots, HTML, component details and speed, all using multiple real browsers.
PractiTest is a mix of the sturdiness of traditional quality management solutions, and the adaptability, affordability, and convenience of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. PractiTest lets you manage your test issues, plan out your tests, and icrease your QA Team’s competence and efficiency, without any initial investment or licensing issues.
Keynote is the largest cloud monitoring network with 275 locations around the world. They provide companies with solutions for continuously improving the online experience. Keynote gives companies a precise idea about how their Web sites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices. Their business model permits companies to keep a tab on their expenses and reach an optimal level of productivity, by allowing them to resolve serious problems before they affect the end customer.
The Soasta Cloud Test platform’s drag and drop composition interface makes the maintenance process easy by allowing the tester to break their tests down into smaller components. Track properties pass the data from clip to clip, making data exchange between the sub components of the tests very easy and quick.
5. Global Cloud Load
Global Cloud Load offers its users Proxy Sniffer, a leading load test application for web/application servers. This application is now available in the cloud, to both customers that already own a Proxy Sniffer license and to ones that don’t own such a license, making cloud based load testing very accessible. These cloud based load tests have a capacity of stimulating any number of users, from a hundred, to several thousand.
The Parasoft SOA Test, which comes packaged together with the Parasoft Load Test, makes web application testing, protocol testing, message testing, cloud testing, and security test a fully automatic process for companies, giving them an integrated solution to all their testing issues. It combines other Parasoft products to help prevent and detect application-layer defects from the start of the SDLC.
The Blazemeter Testing Cloud focuses chiefly on load testing. It is designed to make the performance of load testing for developers and QA testers a much more simple process, by providing them self service tools to build applications that are resilient to failure. Blazemeter lets users resize their testing resources any time, from one single testing server to a group of 60 servers. This brings down the time needed to set up and run tests to mere minutes, letting users scale capacity quickly in either directions, to suit their testing requirements.
Persistent CLAP Tool is basically a load testing framework. It allows users to load test their applications, websites, services, and cloud applications, by means of leveraging of cloud infrastructure. Load testing tools such as Loadrunner, JMeter, and Microsoft Visual Studio Test scripts are all supported by the CLAP framework.
LoadStorm is a web load test tool that solves the problem of expensive traditional performance testing tools and the hassle of hosting open source tools, in an easy, trusty, scalable, and low cost way. Its simple browser user interface makes it easy to simulate all sorts of scenarios for various types of users, and allocate the right volume to each. LoadStorm can provide users with over 13,000 requests per second, from the thousands of servers at its disposal.
PushToTest TestMaker is a test tool that installs on your computer, performs tests in grid and cloud environments, points out the exact root causes of error, and suggest how to extenuate such errors. It provides a simpler way to identify and resolve bottlenecks and functional issues in Web, Rich Internet Applications (RIA, using Ajax, Flex, Flash,) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) and Business Process Management (BPM) applications.