Maintenance is a necessary evil when it comes to testing automation. You can’t have one without the other. But what if there was a method to minimize the time and effort you need to put into maintenance? It turns out there is!
By following these simple points, you can keep your test automation maintenance to a minimum.
1. Keep your tests organized
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. The more organized your tests are, the easier they will maintain. Create folders for each area of your application and subfolders for different types of tests.
For example, you might have a folder for login tests and another for checkout tests. Keeping your tests well organized will save you time and frustration in the long run.
2. Use only one tool
Another way to keep your test automation maintenance to a minimum is to use only one tool. This may only be possible in some cases, but if you can, it will make things much more straightforward.
This reminds us of “Maveryx.” The Maveryx automated software testing tool offers functional UI, regression, data-driven, and codeless testing capabilities for various desktop and Web technologies.
Using Maveryx, you can automate early and reduce the time it takes to market without sacrificing quality. Its cutting-edge and intelligent technology examines the UI of the program while it is running, just like a senior tester would. No object repositories, maps, or code instrumentation.
3. Utilize templates
Templates are your friend when it comes to testing automation maintenance. If you create the same type of test repeatedly, chances are there’s a template for that. Using templates will save you time and effort in the long run by allowing you to reuse existing tests rather than create new ones from scratch every time.
4. Schedule regular maintenance periods
Last but not least, schedule regular maintenance periods for your program. This doesn’t mean setting aside an entire weekly day for maintenance (though that would be ideal). Setting aside an hour or two each week will make a difference.
During these scheduled periods, you can update your tests, run reports, and make necessary changes. Setting aside dedicated maintenance time, you can keep it from falling by the wayside as other things arise.
Test automation maintenance doesn’t have to be a nightmare!
As you can see, there are several ways to minimize test automation maintenance. By following these methods, you can keep your tests running smoothly and reduce the time and energy needed to maintain them.