Run Parallel Tests to Reduce the Testing Time
You can reduce your test run time considerably by using parallel testing. Time is always a factor for running tests against your applications. You always have a fixed amount of time to test before delivering the software. Running 100% of tests is an ideal all development teams try to achieve – parallel testing lets you run all your tests in a lesser amount of time.
With agile in vogue, CI (Continuous Integation) became an inseparable part of software development. Testers and developers are tasked to create more test scripts running against different feature sets and environments. Deployment of software is at risk when the test runs take inordinate amount time. Parallel testing provides a solution for these problems.
Sequential Testing Vs. Parallel Testing
In sequential testing tests are executed one after another. You can execute multiple tests at the same time (and across different environments) by using parallel testing reducing the effective test run time. You can use multiple desktops, virtual machines or some other device infrastructure for setting up efficient parallel test architecture.
Why Parallel Testing?
Distribute your automated tests with MarathonITE
MarathonITE has an open and flexible architecture based on open source projects like Marathon, Ruby and Selenium. The Selenium/WebDriver bindings supported by MarathonITE for Java and Web applications also support Selenium Grid for distributing tests across multiple nodes and executing them simultaneously.