Automation testing for Relativity apps

Automation has permanently found its place in all processes of business organizations. It has been picking up speed as far as software testing is concerned as well. Automated testing represents the most efficient way of optimizing the testing cycle of your software products in terms of quality, effectiveness, coverage, and speed.

How about the Relativity platform? The good news is that automation testing is already available in Relativity thanks to the recently launched Relativity Developer Testing Program, which was presented during Relativity Fest 2019. As TSD has taken part in this challenging initiative by automating the test cycle of one of the apps from our Relativity-based product suite, we are now happy to give you an insight into the benefits of automating the regression test cycle of your custom applications in Relativity.

Our experience has enabled us to share with you the significant time and effort savings this initiative has generated. After implementing automation testing, we managed to reduce the test execution of our Email Event Handler app from 4 hours to 15 minutes.

Let’s take a closer look into some of the key benefits that would be brought along with the test automation of your custom Relativity apps.

Faster and more reliable delivery

Testing of custom Relativity integrations needs to be performed regularly during times of platform upgrades, especially with the frequent updates of Relativity SaaS version RelativityOne, to ensure that the applications are fully compatible with the new release and also properly functioning. We all know how time- and effort-consuming manual regression testing can be, having in mind that the more complex the application is, the more time and attention its regression testing requires. Here comes test automation which shortens the regression test cycle duration of custom apps, providing accelerated results and a product in a ready-for-use condition.

Reduced human resource involvement

Automated testing dramatically reduces human effort in the testing process, which saves your in-house QA teams significant amounts of time and manual work, allowing them to focus on new initiatives and broadening their ability to innovate and explore new technological opportunities. What is more, automation testing eliminates the error chances that occur during manual test suite execution.

Early defect detection and fixing

Automated testing helps on finding bugs and defects in applications early, reducing the time and effort needed to discover and fix the issue, thus ensuring continuity of the work with the particular product completed by the peace of mind that the app is reliable and properly operating.

Reusability of automated tests

Another advantage of automation testing is that the scripts are reusable, i.e. there is no need for your QA team to create new ones for each regression testing cycle. Moreover, the automated tests ensure that all necessary steps are followed, and nothing will be skipped or missed along the regression testing process.

Last but not least, the initial investment needed for developing the automated test suite turns out to be a showstopper for many. However, the resources and effort put in such initiative always pay off even better than expected, leading to all the above-mentioned long-term benefits together with reduced business expenses once the automation testing process is thoroughly set up.

If you are interested in exploring automation testing for Relativity apps as a service, which would benefit your organization’s activities in the platform, click here to learn how we can help you or reach out to to get more information.