The client is a premier healthcare service provider, a leader in the industry, revolutionizing how healthcare is delivered, managed, and experienced. The company’s comprehensive suite of services spans healthcare delivery, pharmacy care, population health management, and data analytics, empowering individuals to take control of their health and helping healthcare providers and organizations optimize their operations.
The client encountered a significant hurdle in fully realizing the benefits of their automation initiatives. The primary issue was the need to cater to numerous web platforms, including desktop and mobile browsers. Consequently, the client’s testing procedures lacked uniformity, and the varying platforms led to gaps.
- Multitude of Web Platforms
- Quality Impairment
- E2E Testing Gap
Through close collaboration with the client, Programmers.io tackled the challenge by conducting a Test Automation Readiness Study. This study paved the way for implementing robust strategies to automate end-to-end (E2E) tests across multiple web platforms, including desktop and mobile browsers. The solutions aimed to achieve comprehensive regression testing and complete coverage. The team addressed the changes with the following process.
Automation Readiness Study
Programmers.io embarked on a thorough Test Automation Readiness Study in partnership with the client. This study was crucial in understanding the requirements, challenges, and technical landscape of automating tests across various web platforms.
Optimal Strategy Discovery
Programmers.io identified the most suitable strategies for automating E2E tests to provide support across all required platforms. This approach was designed to achieve comprehensive test coverage and maintain the desired level of software quality.
Programmers.io determined that Playwright-based automation was the ideal solution for this challenge. Playwright is a versatile browser automation library that supports web and mobile elements. Utilizing Node.js and a Page Object Model-based framework, they created a robust system capable of handling testing for both web and mobile elements.
Integrating web and mobile elements within a single framework ensured the client had a unified solution for addressing their diverse platform requirements. This streamlined approach simplified test development and maintenance.
Dockerization for Efficiency
Programmers.io enhanced efficiency with Dockerizing Playwright tests. This approach allowed E2E tests to be executed more efficiently, reliably, and securely. Using Dockerized tests in Azure pipelines eliminated the dependency on specific agent environments.
Transformative Changes Through E2E Test Automation
The collaboration between Programmers.io and the healthcare client has yielded transformative changes, making a substantial impact on various aspects of the client's operations and software development. The successful implementation of an end-to-end (E2E) test framework covering both web and mobile browsers has led to notable improvements and positive outcomes.
The introduction of E2E test automation has significantly improved the client's operational efficiency. Automated testing reduces manual effort and accelerates the testing process, allowing updates and enhancements to be delivered to users more frequently. This enhanced efficiency translates into quicker software releases and faster time-to-market.
By automating the testing process, the client can now release software updates faster, expediting the validation of changes, which enables them to deliver new features and enhancements.
Continuous Regression Testing
The E2E test framework has facilitated continuous regression testing, ensuring that updates and changes do not introduce new issues or regressions. This consistent testing approach enhances the overall software quality and reduces the risk of unexpected defects reaching end-users.
Higher Software Quality
The integration of mobile browser automation into the testing process has elevated the level of software quality assurance. The ability to test applications across multiple platforms, including mobile browsers, contributes to a more comprehensive and thorough quality assurance process.
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