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Right apps for load testing before launching

by Kristen White Blogger

Testing the various aspects of an app before the launch, namely, verification of functionality,  behavior, and  expected output, is essential and important. Competition is cut-throat, and an app that cannot bear user influx cannot sustain for long.

An essential factor that one would miss more than often is load testing. What would happen if many users hit the system together? One or two users would not make a significant impact. What if there are multiple users at the same time? What is the effect on the backend server? The server may slow down or even crash. There is a high possibility of a connectivity drop. This is normal in the world of mobile applications!

Headspin helps in Mobile App load testing to ensure the server load gets integrated with the user experience. This is done by running tests from different targets. In case the user is in an area with poor network connectivity, then the target may not spawn to a full 200 thread count. You can also schedule mobile testing tools frequently, or you can even test manually.

To run a load test, you need to create a playbook. What does the playbook contain? Playbook is a YAML file with a wide variety of parameters like, target specification, agent count, duration, Crontab format, Crontab schedule, just to name a few. You can execute the test only after uploading the playbook.

What are mobile testing tools?

Mobile testing tools help to perform automated testing for mobile apps. There is a plethora of mobile testing tools available to ensure the most efficient and speedy test script generation.

How do you choose the apt mobile testing tool?

Some of the features you need to look for while finalizing the mobile testing tool are:

1. Choice of script languages: The tool should support multiple programming languages. Test creation requires many different options.

2. Support various mobile operating systems: It is better to have a code that you can reuse so that you don't have to keep creating separate test scripts for every platform.

3. Test creation without script: This feature comes in handy when there is a lack of programming skill. This is a quick way to create a test without coding.

4. Hassle-free integration with CI/CD tools: You need to ensure that it integrates with the already existing tools.

Here are some of the testing tools that are popular among users

1. Appium

2. TestComplete

3. Espresso

4. Robot.Framework

5. XCUITest

6. Xamarin.UITest

Setting up automated testing with a mobile testing tool is not as difficult as it sounds. After selecting the appropriate testing tool for script generation, you should be able to set up the testing environment.

You can add a cloud-based solution to the testing tool to make the most from the benefits of effective and fast test generation. This way, you can automate the testing on multiple devices simultaneously. You can also ensure higher test coverage by running them on various platforms.

Conclusion

Load testing requires a lot of time and effort from you as well as your team. However, the tests' success or failure depends on the mobile testing tools you opt for.

Ensure that the tool has the desired features for writing scripts. It has to be reliable and support various languages as well as platforms. Consider the tools mentioned above while choosing the one for you and boost efficiency.


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About Kristen White Committed   Blogger

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Created on Feb 15th 2021 05:22. Viewed 307 times.

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