How To Overcome Oracle Cloud Testing Challenges?

Due to low operating costs, improved time to market, better collaboration, and increased flexibility, businesses across all geographies and industries are turning to cloud. With more businesses moving their applications and data to the cloud, it has become mandatory to place concrete testing strategies to enjoy the benefits of cloud technologies. Testing of cloud applications comes with a different set of complexities.

If we talk of Oracle Cloud Applications, then these are ever-evolving with new features and bug fixes are released every quarter. Oracle releases four updates per calendar which are applied to your non-production environments first and then applied to Production within two weeks. These updates cannot be rescheduled or cancelled unless specifically discussed and approved by Oracle. To keep everything fine, you’re required to establish a test plan that includes test scenarios and scripts, a timeline, effort, and resource plan. When a patch is installed, then there are chances that patch could have introduced a new bug or could have a negative impact to your business. So, it is recommended that you should perform regression testing of all your critical business processes.

However, manual testing is very time consuming and expensive. Furthermore, it is limited in terms of breadth and depth of testing. Establishing consistency and repeat-ability with manual testing is a challenging task. Furthermore, it is also exhaustible to maintain test scripts. So, organizations should adopt automation testing to cater to the high number of transactions. Since test automation needs to be implemented across multiple environments, you need an effective yet affordable test automation tool for Oracle.  

Another challenge associated with the testing of Oracle cloud applications is that they are highly dynamic and meta-driven platforms with some of the most complex web controls. Dynamic element means that they do not have fixed attributes like ID, name, class, CSS, etc. Apart from this, handling of frames and iframes in Oracle applications requires a high level of coding knowledge.  

Based upon our experience, we recommend “OpKey” for Oracle Cloud Application testing. As a leading continuous testing platform for Oracle cloud, OpKey can reduce testing time by up to 80% while providing Zero Worry continuity assurance to business teams. Apart from accelerating test creation, OpKey’s self-healing technology makes maintenance a breeze. Before introducing any patch, its impact on functionality needs to be examined. To cater impact analysis, OpKey comes with 1500+ pre-built test cases for Oracle Cloud Application, 4000+ test components, & self-configuring technology.    

Oracle cloud applications are highly customizable and can be integrated with several third-party applications. Whenever patches are released, there is a possibility that integration or customization can break when the patches implement. OpKey offers a functional library that helps you to create reusable components, making your tests more maintainable. Developers and testers who love to write code can use OpKey's offline code editor to create tests. You can use OpKey’s Test Process Orchestrator to have a single view of multiple applications. OpKey also highlights and updates the components automatically if it detects any change in the application. OpKey makes test automation a breeze by providing multiple sets of data for testing. You can also import test data into the system from databases, excels and XMLs. With OpKey, you can define features and scenarios in plain English using the Gherkin editor and map those scenarios to any test management tool like Jira, ALM, Octane, qTest, etc. 

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