6 Reasons To Go Codeless in 2023
Mar 3, 2023
Code is slow. Even the most experienced SDETs will need to refer to documentation several times a day. Then when anyone (even the original creator) needs to update an existing test, they first have to understand what’s already there. This might sound simple but it is actually very time-consuming.
Codeless is fast. Test creation takes only minutes by dragging in steps. Extending tests is even faster. Steps are presented in plain text, making them accessible to everyone, not just "technical" individuals.
Code is flexible and has virtually limitless possibilities. But you need experienced, and often expensive, SDETS to actualise the possibilities.
With codeless test automation, you have immediate access to everything we’ve already developed for our 100s of customers. Powerful integrations like Lighthouse and Slack. Plus, advanced features like customer header injection, visual regression, API requests, etc.
One of the biggest issues with automation test scripts is running them. They might have been developed in isolation or only run on a local machine. You might find an issue when you finally get to running them as intended. But where’s the issue? Is it with the tests or the hosted runner you’re using? Maybe it’s related to the order in the tests run? This is where the finger-pointing starts.
With codeless, there’s no ambiguity. We offer all the steps, and we run them. If you think a test isn’t running as expected, it’s OUR PROBLEM, NOT YOURS.
Code is flexible. There are often dozens or even hundreds of ways to achieve the same outcome. With this much flexibility, code takes on the personal styles of the creators. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, but it makes onboarding new team members a little more challenging, particularly when timed with a leaver.
A codeless test is standardised. Several people creating a registration test would end up with similar, if not identical, tests. This makes onboarding far faster and minimises the risks when people move on.
SDETs work independently, handling issues by investigating root causes and finding solutions. They rely on online documentation and, if fortunate, technical support from a provider. However, they are responsible for the entire process of identifying and explaining the problem.
They’ll also have to manage their technical debt backlog of feature requests and critical security updates.
With DoesQA, we’ll set up an account Slack channel where it’s completely acceptable to say, “Hey, could you take a look at this test?“ and we’ll jump in from that point. We handle all security updates, and you can request features directly.
SDETs are expensive. Running tests are expensive. Time is money.
Then having little confidence in your automation test pack can feel like a colossal waste.
With DoesQA, we have simple, fair, predictable pricing. We’re confident we’ll save you a massive amount on running costs alone (customer saves $300k). Then factor in all the time savings, which can go directly into increased coverage and stakeholder confidence. It’s no surprise we are loved by hundreds of brands globally.