These days, speed is everything in software development. As companies try to keep up with the rush to create new software features and test code, they rely on technology advances to meet tight release schedules (without sacrificing quality). Software testing technology in particular has solved many quality assurance challenges and allowed businesses to focus on developing applications that delight their customers.
Now, with the release of instrumented testing, software development, product, and QA teams can improve efficiencies and release apps faster than before via easy-to-deploy app instrumentation SDKs—that automatically capture and share testing session information from mobile devices. In addition to revealing new test data, this also reduces dependency on multiple diagnosis tools or processes and helps streamline the bug reporting flow.
Here are four ways instrumented testing helps companies deploy faster and more confidently.
1. Faster development outcomes with actionable intelligence
With instrumented testing, developers gain actionable insights which dramatically accelerate and improve their issue management process.
Via in-depth data and information (such as screenshots, recorded testing sessions, device and network logs) in tandem with application performance monitoring, engineers can quickly grasp user and network events that occurred before bug submission.
2. Identify problem areas and addressable trends better
There’s no second-guessing with instrumented testing. The app instrumentation SDK records the testing sessions and transmits vital data like network traffic, CPU, memory, storage, battery, device orientation, location, OS version, and language.
Risks associated with specified context are minimized, allowing patterns to emerge. From here, software development teams can compare results against those patterns. Not only does this permit QA teams to better identify problem areas, but it also leads to higher fixed issue potential.
3. Expedite debugging and issue resolution
Spending time figuring out where an error is and how to replicate it can be frustrating. Better visibility into tester actions and structured telemetry-rich data help ensure rapid bug triage and issue resolution for engineering teams.
All interactions are within the same context of testing—no clumsy, missing report information. Managers rest assured knowing the information is always there.
4. Utilize app instrumentation when dogfooding
To a certain degree, all serious development teams practice dogfooding. Yet, there’s nothing more frustrating than to learn testing solutions are not compatible with your product.
With Testlio’s app instrumentation SDKs, software engineering teams can infuse their pre-production app builds in a matter of minutes. Additionally, it’s the perfect fit for collective testing because it allows internal teams and external testers to work together. With a holistic overview of all the testing data, engineering teams now have meaningful internal feedback on their product. They can iterate faster, more effectively, and quickly make their product better.
Watch this informative webinar recording on how telemetry meets software QA to learn more about instrumented testing.
To thrive in the mobile app world, testing needs to be quick and easy so that it can be done often and thoroughly, decreasing bugs and increasing confidence in your code. Start collecting data that results in better test pattern monitoring, deeper insights, and sharper analysis—request a demo today.