QA 2100’s Pega PRPC and Web Service Testing
The behavior of many service based applications are governed by business process and workflows which are defined by business rules. These business rules must be validated during application testing. For many firms, testing business rules is a costly and complicated process which involves business users and testers. QA 2100 has uniquely designed state-of-the-art automated test methods using tools integrated by Pega Systems into PegaRULES Process Commander® (PRPC) V.X and Test Management Framework. Within the framework of PRPC is a process of design which utilizes not only business process, but a tool called Direct Capture of Objectives or DCO. This process turns use cases based on requirements into design, thus providing fundamental testing paths for automated testing. This allows you to develop an application using a design based upon business rules, use cases, best practice development and quality principles.
Automated business rules and workflow validations can lower your testing time by 95%
Test Automation Using PegaPRPC Tools
QA 2100 takes business rules validation testing one step further by automating the creation of test scripts using parameterized data and automating the execution of test cases. For example, QA 2100’s accelerator can execute 65 rule validations in 1.1 minutes using automation, versus 32.5 hours for manual execution. We use the Automated Unit Testing functionality within Pega PRPC to help you build a series of test cases to satisfy test requirements defined by the business requirements and use cases. These test cases are the foundation for automated test scripts. Automated test scripts can be built to pass from workflow to workflow, thus describing a partial or complete path through the application for scenario or end-to-end testing.
With the use of Test Management Framework (TMF), use case steps and parameters as described within the automated test scripts can be satisfied using the Scenarios and Suites features. The Scenarios and Suites test the behavior of the application and verify compliance with the original requirements. Besides providing significant savings in cost, time and efforts, automation lets you run many more tests during your testing process as a suite to provide hands off results.
QA 2100 provides boundary or negative testing of the business rules and process to confirm the effectiveness of rule sets by requesting conditions that don’t exist. This helps ensure the business rules engine returns the correct value or an appropriate error. These boundary tests are set up as part of the actual application within each workflow.
QA 2100 has experience with automated tools to accelerate testing and improve accuracy
Employing automation tools to test and validate business rules adds breadth and depth to your testing efforts. By using pre-defined testing parameters, hands-off automation methodologies, and innovative solutions, you can accelerate and simplify a complex process.
32.5 hours to perform 65 rules tests manually
1.15 minutes to perform 65 rules tests using automation