Ekaterina Solonko, Head of QAToday’s online environments have created a dynamic set of challenges for software professionals responsible for the quality of web and mobile applications. Rising quality expectations make it increasingly difficult for organizations to meet the escalating development costs, while testing complicated scenarios and business logic.
“Besides the development costs, time to market is often an overriding concern, as it increases pressure on release cycles,” begins Ekaterina Solonko, Head of QA, Oxagile. “The key to releasing faster products is to embrace automation, which enhances the process of validating software and reduces time and effort needed to deliver a quality product.”
As one of the world’s fastest-growing software development companies, Oxagile offers full-cycle testing and quality assurance services that help organizations save money by identifying software defects early, releasing products faster without compromising quality, and improving user satisfaction with superior products.
To meet the most stringent quality standards, Oxagile has developed an in-house platform—Oxagile Automation Framework—that can seamlessly integrate into any customer’s workflow. This enables faster and more frequent release cycles, as well as less time and effort required to deliver quality software.
The Oxagile Automation Framework brings together the power of industry-standard tools, custom drivers and connectors, automation best practices, and sophisticated reporting capabilities—an all-in-one solution for automatically testing complex projects with minimum overhead. Using the Framework has proven very effective for mid- and long-term projects that require ultimate resource scalability and product knowledge retention. “Our solution is highly flexible and easy to maintain. Users can quickly add or remove modules to automatically test any application or API, whether desktop or mobile,” asserts Ekaterina.
Oxagile’s dedicated QA teams are well-versed in all the standard test types and beyond, and are capable of assisting clients at every stage of the software development life cycle. In one instance, Oxagile’s QA automation team implemented a custom solution for a well-known U.S.-based public health research and consulting firm that needed to migrate its legacy financial system to a modern technology stack.
Our QA automation platform is highly flexible and easy to maintain. Users can quickly add or remove modules to automatically test any application or API, whether desktop or mobile
The client’s legacy application was falling short in terms of performance, reliability, and extensibility.
“With Oxagile as the backbone of the QA effort, the client was able to automatically test and validate complex financial data and the accompanying logic. Today, our custom testing solution runs over 3,000 tests in a matter of minutes, while taking ten times less maintenance time compared to off-the-shelf tools,” says Ekaterina.
While being able to fully support the traditional waterfall process, Oxagile leans heavily towards agile and Scrum-based workflows to better mitigate risks, reduce time to market, and deal with changing requirements in a more efficient manner.
In terms of special know-how, the firm has profound expertise in a variety of video-related domains, including OTT (both live streaming and on-demand), IPTV, mobile video, VR and 360 degrees video, real-time communication, and a raft of smart TV platforms.
But Oxagile doesn’t stop there. “We intend to improve our expertise in, and expand into, new domains, including Online Video, AdTech, EdTech, Big Data, Business Intelligence, SaaS and Cloud technologies, FinTech, and others,” concludes Ekaterina. To stay ahead of the competition, Oxagile strives to focus on two key areas: people and innovation, while enforcing knowledge accumulation and management. To take their success further, the firm makes sure it stays on the cutting edge of innovation both in terms of technology stacks and business domains.