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What is the difference between low-code test automation and no-code test automation?

by Riley Claire Senior Software Test Engineer

Software development and testing are the most pivotal components of the Information technology domain. The idea behind developing seamless software products and applications with technological prowess is slowly changing. With the advent of low code test automation, no code test automation and scriptless coding there is no need for teams or professionals to have an in-depth implementation knowledge of programming languages. With just a minimal understanding of coding aspects, software development and testing activities can be carried out effortlessly. But, again it also depends upon the project scope and requirements where certain areas might require in-depth programming knowledge. In this article, you will get to know the differences between low code and no code test automation.  

What is Low code test automation?

It is a test platform through which specific processes in the application can be automated with minimal coding knowledge. Visual modules are used to build built-in components so that users can utilize them quickly and easily. When there are specific or complex interactions that need to be performed, then coding knowledge might become a necessity.

Those professionals / individuals who have some knowledge of coding can use this platform to speed up their specific automation projects. Though the low code platform can be used by non-technical people having basic technical knowledge, but, there will be scenarios wherein a technical person might be required to handle certain aspects of an automation project that requires coding knowledge.

Following are a few key reasons that depict the necessity to opt for low code platform:

1. Improved scalability: Most organizations are growth-centric and want to evolve rapidly. Thereby, leveraging a platform like a low code platform, a variety of automation activities, operations and scenarios can be handled appropriately.

2. Workflows are pre-designed: If the pre-designed layouts are readily available, then it can be of immense help to the team. These pre-designed layouts help the team with seamless low-code workflow and rapid implementation.

3. Seamless integration: Low code platform should be employed to upgrade and strengthen the current infrastructure. It provides a medium through which various services and systems can be properly connected.  

What is No code test automation?

It provides a viable platform through which both technical and non-technical users can automate processes through the medium of graphical user interfaces rather than using the traditional computer programming medium. Drag-and-drop boxes are involved in the user interface through which a user's interactions are imitated with a computer.

They are designed in a manner such that the automation process can be expedited. The need for technical know-how is completely removed by no code platforms. The traditional IT development constraints of money, resources and time are bypassed by no code platform in order to achieve agility in the business processes.

There has been a general misunderstanding that the simple automation projects cannot be executed by the no code platform due to the platform's accessibility. But, due to the specific business demands, the platforms have been scaled up with a high-level of integrations and feature-richness.   

Following are a few key reasons that depict the necessity to opt for no code platform:

1. Quick delivery: The computation time is reduced by no code platform when compared to traditional coding techniques because every line of code need not be managed by developers

2. Quick modification of application: The demand of rapid development needs to be kept up with businesses so that the loss of resources and time can be significantly reduced. Functionalities can also be quickly improved in the application and changes can be integrated.

3. Internal resources utilization: With no code solutions, organizations can effectively operate without IT intervention. Applications can be created by any developer using no code platform.

Conclusion: If you are looking forward to implementing low code or no code software test automation for your specific project, then do get connected with a well-established software testing services company that will provide you with an in-detail testing blueprint that is in line with your testing and project specific requirements.


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About Riley Claire Advanced   Senior Software Test Engineer

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Joined APSense since, April 28th, 2022, From Vancouver, Canada.

Created on Aug 31st 2023 03:41. Viewed 276 times.

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