LogiGear Streamlines Test Automation

Enterprise testing teams are under constant pressure to accomplish more, on a larger scale and in less time. To keep pace with faster release cycles and the ever-changing mix of device and environmental configurations, they need a test automation solution that simplifies the creation and maintenance of tests. Using LogiGear’s tools, methodology, and services, teams can test complex desktop, web, mobile, and cloud applications faster and easier than ever before.

“Today’s enterprises need the ability to automate at critical mass,” said Hung Nguyen, CEO, president, and founder of LogiGear. “Our method, tools, and people collectively enable large teams to collaborate and successfully build and execute large-scale tests without coding.”

Simplify Testing Complexity
Rapidly evolving platforms, operating systems, browsers, devices and third-party software development technologies complicate testing. The TestArchitect platform was designed to easily accommodate such changes. In addition, LogiGear’s dedicated engineering team continually adapts the platform so customers can take advantage of the latest technologies without sacrificing the reliability of their test automation capabilities.

TestArchitect is a fully integrated test automation platform for-end-to-end test automation management that enables large, multi-location test teams to efficiently create, automate and manage a large volume of tests for the most complex applications. The tool gives testers the capability to test Android and iOS mobile applications, as well as applications built with HTML 5, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), JavaScript, and complex 3D graphics. In fact, TestArchitect supports more than 30 different platforms, and can be tailored to support additional custom applications on-demand.

“TestArchitect is multi-platform aware. Since we expect technology changes we have a process, method, and tools and place designed to handle them,” said Nguyen. “We’ve also designed our platform to work with virtual environments so we can expand the footprint of platforms and the device variations.”

The ability to integrate TestArchitect with popular ALM tools including Microsoft Visual Studio Test Manager (MTM), Team Foundation Server (TFS), JIRA and Quality Center benefits large-team collaboration. A fully documented API provides access to external systems such as test case management tools, issue trackers, and reporting tools provide test teams the ability to use familiar tools of their choice.

The TestArchitect family of products includes Enterprise, Professional, Mobile Plus, and Visual Studio editions, to address the needs of all sizes of testing organizations. TestArchitect is the only automated testing platform that integrates test development, automation and test automation lifecycle management.

Enable Distributed Agile Testing
Agile development teams often outpace testing teams. As a result, product quality suffers or testing slows release schedules. To avoid these issues, LogiGear has a Professional Services team that can help organizations jump-start their automation and quickly achieve sustainable test automation and deliver a rapid ROI.

“In the agile context, testing must be very rapid,” said Nguyen. “At the beginning of a sprint, you don’t even have an application or UI to work with. You often have to learn how to write test cases based on user stories. When you get to delivery, you need to be able to execute tests quickly.”

The LogiGear Professional Services team can help organizations with faster test design and execution to speed the identification of bugs and bug fixes. “We have training in place that allows us to do rapid test design with or without coding,” said Nguyen. “This is what allows testing to keep up with agile development.”

LogiGear’s approach combines the Action Based Test method and automation technology to help organizations overcome the challenges of automating tests in the context of continuous integration.

“In agile environments it’s not like one or two people writing scripts. Teams have to collaborate, and it’s possible using the methodology we’re employing,” said Nguyen. “That way, you can get the automation to critical mass which is essentially the point at which you can achieve and sustain a positive return on your test automation investment. The challenge is not only how you get there but how you stay there, otherwise every time the software changes, your test is broken.”

Recently, LogiGear’s Professional Services team helped Halliburton create a scalable test automation infrastructure that included TestArchitect and Microsoft’s MTM. With LogiGear’s assistance, Halliburton was able to execute more than 2,000 regression tests in five hours using a combination of 17 virtual and physical machines, a task which previously required eight weeks to complete. By partnering with LogiGear, Halliburton was able to deliver on their goal of continuous integration in concurrent sprints.

For over 20 years, LogiGear has been helping testing teams in many industries improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their test automation practices. Today, the company works with a broad base of customers around the world to give them confidence in the software they deliver.

“We help our clients sleep well before and after releases,” Nguyen said.

Learn more at www.logigear.com.