What is TestProject? How does it work?
The testing of an application is a critical part of the SDLC process. Time to market is important in this fast-paced development environment. Additionally, it has underscored the need for an efficient, reliable, fast, and powerful automation tool that can fit the diverse skill sets of everyone on an agile team.
TestProject is one of the newest open-source automation tools to emerge from the community. In April 2018, TestProject launched its first public version and has since become one of the most powerful and collaborative platforms that can help deliver a flawless user experience. Future tutorials in this series will take you on a guided learning journey to learn the specifics of TestProject with step-by-step lessons.
What is TestProject?
TestProject is a comprehensive automation tool that provides capabilities to automate web, mobile, and API applications. It is a tool built on top of Selenium and Appium, which allows QA engineers to effortlessly test web applications along with Android and iOS. Moreover, this product is supported by a robust community of thousands of testers. Sharing TestProject is possible from anywhere across the globe, thanks to it.
It is built on top of Appium and Selenium and has the advantage to reuse and import your tests. Furthermore, it indicates some critical pain points that QA engineers have with Selenium and Appium, such as installing or adding complex dependencies. TestProject’s Agent is pre-packaged with all the vital dependencies. Therefore, minimizing the installation effort.
How does it work?
TestProject mainly consists of two different components: the Test Recorder and the TestProject SDK. The Test Recorder allows users to directly record tests from the user interface, without having to write code like Selenium IDE. The SDK, on the other hand, allows for the programmatic development of tests like Selenium Webdriver. The requirement of learning new APIs to write tests is reduced because it shares the same commands as those frameworks. The following figure shows the basic architecture of the platform:
TestProject consists of two components, as shown in the above image:
- Cloud-based services have storage, management, reporting, and user authentication.
- Second, TestProject provides agents that allow you to execute tests against the targeted applications.
TestProject Cloud Platform
The cloud platform from TestProject gives users the ability to manage a project, test cases, and add-ons. By accessing the TestProject Cloud Platform, a QA Engineer is able to develop new projects, add test cases, or create and schedule jobs. It allows access to the add-on store to install features for test cases. All global users can use the add-ons. Moreover, it also gives you the ability to integrate CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins, as well as to Slack and other powerful tools for analytics and reporting.
The TestProject Cloud Platform connects to TestProject agents installed on the local system using a secure SSL-encrypted connection. The Agents also help with communication between the local machine and the TestProject platform. The test agent will be able to execute all the tests on the local machine once connected to it.
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This is for all about TestProject, but not least. In the next tutorial, we will dig more about TestProject like Different ways to create test cases, what types of devices we can test and what programming languages are supported by TestProject.