Tricentis: Bringing the Advantage of Continuous Testing to DevOps
Wolfgang Platz, Founder & Chief Product Officer
Continuous Testing is a critical process within the software development lifecycle. The process provides project teams with constant feedback, enabling performance improvements while software testing. It also strikes the optimal balance between quality and time to market. Bringing the advantages of continuous testing to the forefront is a San Mateo, CA based Tricentis Tosca Testsuite. The company offers effective end-to-end software testing solutions that empowers enterprises to accelerate business innovation via agile development methodologies.
Tricentis’ unique model-based approach to software test automation enables enterprises to achieve unprecedented automation rates while maximizing business risk coverage. The company’s Tosca Testsuite begins with Risk Coverage Optimization; minimizing the number of test cases to achieve a fully integrated set of capabilities for the design, generation and provisioning of test data and test cases. “Most organizations still use the number of test cases as their key metric for reporting test preparation and test runs. But this KPI isn’t a clear indicator,” states Wolfgang Platz, Founder and Chief Product Officer of Tricentis. “Therefore, Tricentis has introduced a new “currency” in testing: Risk Coverage, the extent to which client can cover the risk associated with a go-live of their apps, as the key deliverable.”
Tricentis Tosca Testsuite delivers accelerated testing services assuring seamless performance of business-critical applications while offering greater agility, reliability and profitability. Besides these, Tosca addresses the challenges in End-to-End (E2E) testing that creates high costs and delays in time-to-market.
Tricentis testing solutions enables customers to reduce their number of test cases by 2/3rd while increasing risk coverage from around 40 percent to greater than 90 percent
With Tosca API testing and Tosca Orchestrated Service Virtualization, customers can shift a major part of E2E testing to an earlier test stage. “Using Tricentis’ cross-technology UI test automation, remaining E2E tests can be automated easily and effortlessly,” affirms Platz.
“Tricentis testing solutions enables customers to reduce their number of test cases by 2/3rd while increasing risk coverage from around 40 percent to greater than 90 percent.” For instance, in the field of banks and insurances, Tricentis have solved the test data issues, and driven test automation rates to more than 90 percent.
As a result, test cycles are shortened from several weeks to a few hours.
In addition, Tricentis provides hands-on training to both customers and partners on the Tosca Testsuite through Tosca Certified Professional Education Program. This program emphasizes optimizing business risk coverage, managing test data and automating test cases. “Tosca Certified Professional Education Program allows customers to become a proficient user of Tosca in a short time. The training program can be attended as a self-paced (online course) or instructor led. Within three days, customers are certified as productive automation experts,” says Platz.
Tricentis also offers a Model-based test automation (MBTA) approach which gives them an edge over the competition. MBTA does not require technical expertise and helps employees become automation experts. “Our innovation potential comes from two sources—our staff, who comes up with new-fangled ideas, and our customers, who share their unique requirements with us,” declares Platz.
Going forward, Tricentis is planning to invest in their newest component Orchestrated Service Virtualization, which records messages between remote services and bases the simulation of remote services on them during testing. Object-oriented modelling of messages eliminates the maintenance trap of conventional approaches. “We believe DevOps, on an enterprise level, will thrive with Orchestrated Service Virtualization,” concludes Platz.