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Tools That Have Made Cloud Testing Easy

23-Jul-2018

Tools That Have Made Cloud Testing Easy

Testing on cloud will chaperon to number of benefits to an organization in provisions of expenditure and possessions. It is something like “service on demand” or “testing on demand”. The cost of hardware, software, tools, tester etc. is charged on usage basis.

Are you confused which tool you should use?

Undoubtedly there are many cloud testing service providers depending upon the testing types; which is making users more confused and raising the question, how to opt for best tool?

So here I am introducing some popular tools which are widely used by my clients and have made cloud testing bliss.

Choosing the right tool is utmost important, so choose it wisely and engage your clients with your product in a right way.

Have a look at these tools and decide which one will fit into your requirements:

# SOASTA:

As a precursor on cloud testing market, SOASTA has its unique cloud testing product family (known as SOASTA Cloud Test)to support common web application tests in performance and load testing, function testing, and UI testing either inside a firewall or inside "The Cloud".

Soasta has large experience in real-time analysis and ensures that the web's application and services perform in a higher quality, scalable and predictable manner. They provide the solutions for mobile performance testing and test automation, real user monitoring and web performance testing with the tools like CloudTest, CloudTest Pro, Touch Test and mPulse which are available on-demand from the cloud or as an application installed inside user's environment.

Soasta has the platform where customers can test applications hosted on private, hybrid clouds such as those built with technologies from VMware and Eucalyptus Systems and public cloud including Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Amazon Web Services. It also provides planning, implementation, execution, and analysis of the services of which the solutions are used in e-commerce, e-learning, media, entertainment services etc.

# Cloud Testing:

Cloud testing objective is to provide support for functional testing on cross browser and web applications. To ensure Website portability, there is no need to configure different environment.

Cloud testing is using real browsers from cloud which allow testers to automate, archiving of their websites, speed up the testing, website developers and website managers. These three services include: function testing, cross browser testing and website archiving.

According to Cloud testing solutions, it provide and delivers its services in a SaaS (Software as a Service) model, so its customers have no need to invest in computing hardware, software or consultancy before software testing.

# Push To Test:

Its major product is TestMaker, which is designed to support the validation of distributed web- based applications with test scripts developed in different scripting languages, such as Java, Jython, and Ruby.

The current version of TestMaker focuses on function testing and load testing. In addition, it offers protocol handlers of XML-RPC, ESB/Message Queues, and HTTP.

# BlazeMeter:

BlazeMeter is designed for DevOps and continuous delivery environments . BlazeMeter is the cost effective solution for performance testing . It doesn’t require a highly trained  professional services team to get started.

Users can start for free with 50 concurrent users, 10 tests and 1 load generator, and scale based upon your desired usage. It is a solution that’s 100-percent compatible with JMeter and addresses the tool’s limitations around scalability, stability and reporting.

# Nessus:

Numerous plugins are available in Tenable’s Nessus scanner that provides assistance in web application scanning over HTTP or HTTPS. It helps user to understand the future impacts before involving into exhaustive analysis of the applications in the environment.

Common application vulnerabilities can be checked using Nessus Plugin such as HTTP header injection, SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), remote file inclusion directory traversal, and command execution.

In addition to it, Nessus has other useful feature that testing of embedded web servers can be enabled and disabled which is widely getting affected while scanning. Another special feature that it provides, user can specify the part of the website that will be crawled. Also crawl process time duration limit can be controlled by the user.

# Sauce Labs:

It provides testing of the web and mobile applications without the need for setting up and maintaining Selenium testing infrastructure. It provides Selenium based testing service that supports automated testing for mobile and web applications.

Sauce supports functional testing with Selenium as well as JavaScript unit testing, mobile web application testing and manual testing. It can run Selenium tests and JavaScript unit tests across over 200 mobile and desktop browser/OS platforms. There are more than 150 000 users of Sauce Labs.

Sauce Labs is a huge supporter of open source community consisting of projects such as Appium, Monocle, and Selenium builder. There are also other providers that support Selenium automated tests in cloud such as Nerrvana, Testbot and Soasta.

# Load Impact:

Load Impact is specialized in the field of performance measurements and load testing. It is on demand service where no installation is required (SaaS) on the clients' computer and can be run directly over the Internet without requiring the license fees. Load Impact helps to configure and run clients test, provide live traffic simulation and gives some advice on optimizing the test.

With the help of this service, customers always have the access to test configurations and test results. The tool provided by Load Impact service for web load testing can scale up to 100,000 concurrent users in a single test, testing multiple scenarios with different geographic locations. It has a graphical display where customers can see the online users using web with user load time which can be updated dynamically.

With this tool, customers can script the user scenarios in a language called Lua, provided with their IDE for code compilation and inline documentation. It helps to generate load scripts and analyze the web page with different server metrics which requires no programming knowledge. This tool is flexible as it supports any HTTP-based application or service with proper scheduling, meaning the load test can be configured at any time with certain durations.

There is also the page analyzer tool provided by LoadImpact which gives the information about the web site performance by emulating the well-known browsers with connect time, download time, time in queue, time to first byte, etc.

# App Thwack 

It is a cloud-based simulator for using real devices to test Android, iOS, and web applications. Popular automation platforms like Robotium, Calabash, UI Automation, and many others are compatible with it. There is a REST API feature that enables testing with clients other than the official website. Support for several platforms, adaptable testing, and comprehensive test reports are further important characteristics of this tool.

# Jenkins Dev@Cloud

It makes cloud integration, continuous deployment, and development easier. It permits distribution to an unlimited number of services and development in numerous languages. It offers a large range of mobile development tools and enables safe cloud-based connections to already installed systems. It incorporates the advantages of technologies from other parties like Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry, and AWS.

# Xamarin test cloud 

It is a tool for UI acceptance testing in mobile applications. It enables the creation of tests in either Ruby using the Calabash framework or C# using the NUnit testing library using the UITest framework. In addition to displaying full-resolution screen images of each phase and pertinent information like CPU and memory consumption and test duration, the application runs the test on over a thousand actual physical devices. For continuous integration, it can be incorporated into automated builds.

# APP-PERFECT

This testing tool combines testing for cloud security, cloud hosting, and cloud load into one. With the help of this framework, the testers can test your apps across a variety of hardware, operating systems, and browser configurations. You may execute cloud testing on-demand in a completely scalable and controllable environment with AppPerfect. When necessary, one  can also  create test scripts, record them, and deliver thorough feedback. 

For small to large enterprises, this cloud-based application security testing tool is perfect. There are two formats for the subscriptions: the Starter Pack and the Annual Tech Support Pack. 

In The End

Cloud computing not only changes the way of obtaining computing but it also changed the way of managing and delivering computing services and solutions. Cloud computing leads an opportunity in offering testing as a service (TaaS) for SaaS and clouds. Meanwhile, it causes new issues, challenges and needs in software testing, particular in testing clouds and cloud-based applications.

If you are facing any kind of problem with your cloud application and looking for experts' assistance, let us know we would be more than happy to help you.

author

Achal Sharma

Achal works as QA engineer in BugRaptors. He is well versed with manual testing, mobile application testing, game testing, compatibility testing , Regression testing and sanity testing and able to create effective documentation related to testing like test case, test report etc.

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