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5/9/2023
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Why I Choose Copado Robotic Testing for my Test Automation

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What Is Test Automation?

Test automation is the practice of running tests automatically, managing test data and utilizing results to improve software quality. This can be either traditional test automation such as framework-based automation or the emerging trend such as codeless test automation or low-code / no-code test automation.

While both of the above examples are tools to automate testing, the main difference between the two is that while the former requires testers to take a lot of steps, the latter simplifies test automation by helping with locator selection, self-healing for suite maintenance or giving a video recording of test case failures.

Why I prefer Copado Robotic Testing over other tools

Without a doubt, CRT is the best tool for automation testing and I have had first-hand experience to vouch for it.

The story goes like this: We had a version of our Front-end UI product released live last September. There had been a lot of UAT changes and customer feedback on the product. These changes paved the way for a lot of development changes, merge conflicts and ultimately required a lot of testing and quality checks.

There was a release twice a week, and again, many changes were introduced to the previously-tested build. I was extremely worried about how to manage the testing single-handedly and make the product live each time with all features tested, passed and without any regression.

We needed a strong test automation solution that could do our testing for each release. Having previously used Copado Robotic Testing (CRT), I scripted all my Regression Test cases in CRT. It took me about two days (i.e., 16 hours at work) to script these test cases.

This saved me 128+ hours of manual testing in a month. All I needed to do now was to click a run button and relax. How cool is that?

The CRT support team and community is incredible. They are always there for QA testers like me whenever we need our questions answered. I am happy about my decision to choose CRT and I would certainly recommend all testers to use CRT. It’s undoubtedly the best tool for automation testing that offers unlimited potential and, if used right, can do wonders.

The common misconceptions of Copado Robotic Testing

I have noticed that many QA testers misunderstand CRT’s capabilities or the lack thereof. They bucket CRT in the same category of tools to automate testing that promise too much but offer too little. But once they use the platform, they quickly realize the immense benefits of Copado Robotic Testing over other platforms.

Here are some of the common myths and facts about Copado Robotic Testing:

Myth

Fact

CRT requires coding prerequisites

CRT is accessible to product, BAs, automation engineers, clients with no coding background, and everyone else. In short, CRT is for all.

CRT is new and therefore immature

CRT is a brainchild of the product experts at Qentinel, founded in 2002. Leaders and members of the product and services teams, with 20+ years of solving enterprise automation, helped create the Robot Framework while working for Nokia.

How well is this new product supported?

With CRT, you benefit from the same community, certification paths, and first-in-class support you have come to expect from Copado. This includes an international team offering support across the globe.

Career growth in CRT?

CRT is rapidly growing and employers are already seeking CRT.

Why you should choose Copado Robotic Testing over other vendors

The benefits of Copado Robotic Testing far outweigh the benefits that even the latest automation testing tools don't offer. CRT Pro features include, but are not limited to, the following features.

Generic features:

  • Simple and easy-to-use.
  • Web-based, doesn’t require installations and is compatible with both Mac or Windows.
  • No need to maintain any hardware or infrastructure; scale with the press of a button.
  • Easily manage role-based testing such as business, product and developers.
  • Handle multiple test environments or sets of test data simultaneously.

Usability and Convenience Features:

  • CRT provides sample projects and scripts to help users kickstart
  • CRT has a live testing feature where you can see the application under test (AUT) in the side panel as you test it
  • CRT has a recording feature where you can record your actions in AUT and scripts are auto-generated
  • Searching for Qwords is easy through a drag and drop UI
  • CRT has a self-healing feature that makes maintenance of the test suite easy
  • Starter suites are available for Salesforce, SAP S/4HANA, ServiceNow, REST APIs
  • You can customize the keywords to define your own definitions for them
  • You can trigger CRT suites using a simple API call from anywhere
  • You can integrate CRT suites with CI/CD pipelines of different environments
  • Selenium tests often break with Salesforce release; CRT tests don’t

Reporting / Notifications:

  • CRT makes the reporting of bugs easy through JIRA integration. This saves a significant amount of QA time by automatically linking reproduction steps with a detailed log and video recording.
  • The Quality Intelligence Dashboard feature helps you have a clear and general vision of your project test cases. You can sort the project data using filters and select a date range to see the data of your interest.
  • You can trigger emails or notifications on Slack/MS Teams from CRT on how many test cases passed or failed with detailed screenshots link.

Version Control and Other Integrations:

  • CRT supports all major version control providers.
  • CRT makes API testing easy with Salesforce and CPQ API keywords for simplifying common calls.
  • CRT has Salesforce Guidance Metadata integration to create test cases based on your environment's metadata quickly and easily.
  • You can run scheduled tests with CRT any time with video recording, if needed.
  • You can upload different sets of data under the same AUT to run data-driven testing.
  • You can enable the test case duration change analysis/performance detection for each suite individually.
  • CRT also supports on-prem testing.
  • CRT makes BrowserStack integrations easy with few steps to test AUT in different platforms.

Copado's cloud-based test automation solution handles all the testing scenarios you need for end-to-end coverage — from mobile UI to UAT. It’s a one-stop solution for all our testing needs. I’ve seen tremendous success from switching to Copado Robotic Testing and I’m sure you will feel the same way when you start using CRT for running your automation testing!

About the Author

Manju has 14+ years of Software Testing experience in startups as well as MNCs. She is based out of Sydney, working for Propic Pty Ltd as Head of QA. She is 5xCopado Certified and a proud Copado Champion.

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About The Author

Head of QA, Propic

Manju has 14+ years of Software Testing experience in startups as well as MNCs. She is based out of Sydney, working for Propic Pty Ltd as Head of QA. She is 5xCopado Certified and a proud Copado Champion.

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