UiPath in Software Development Lifecycle

Posted by Varun Bhardwaj on Jul 21, 2021 8:30:58 PM

Automation is done with the main intent of finding the bug or error in the application in the software development lifecycle or SDLC.

The demonstration of testing covers several exercises, which include-

  1. Test case designing: It refers to how you set your test cases. It is mandatory for a test case to be designed well, as a badly designed test case can fail to identify bugs in the software testing phase.
  2. Test case Development: Once your test plan is prepared, the quality assurance team will perform the test case development. The intent behind this process is to test the cases for individual units. The pointers of validation, functionality, and verification mentioned in the Test Plan are covered in these test cases.
  • Test case execution: In the software testing lifecycle, or STLC, the changes (if any) are notified to the QA team by the development and business analysts’ team. The QA team then makes any necessary amends, and then the codes are executed and compared with the desired and expected results.
  1. Defect logging: It is the process of finding defects in an application under test conditions or with the help of recorded feedback by the customers. It is done to improve the experience of the software.
  2. Handling the Change Requests: The change requests are sent to the development team, which changes the software based on the request. The change is carried out by determining and implementing the scope of change.

The company can implement the SDLC through different models, which may include

  1. Waterfall model: In this model, the breakdown of the project is in a linear and sequential fashion, with each phase is dependent on the deliverables of the previous one. It is one of the flexible approaches in SDLC.
  2. V-Model: Also known as the verification and validation model, the model is based on associating the testing phase for each development stage. The process proceeds only after the completion and testing of the previous phase.
  • Agile Manner: This model is a cumulation of incremental and iterative process models which focus on customer satisfaction and adaptability. The model breaks the product into small incremental builds, each of which is provided in iterations.

To handle the ongoing changes in software requirement the team should also have to write test cases which can be quickly developed and executed.

So, UiPath, with its rich features, allows us to develop those test cases in minimum time and provides stability to the complete software development cycle. To implement this in the UiPath, we have a number of modules.

  1. Studio Pro-

Studio Pro is used for the creation or development of scripts in a flexible and scalable manner.

  1. Orchestrator-

Orchestrator is used for running the scripts through the testing robot. It also helps in implementing the Continuous Integration, Continuous Development, or CICD pipeline. With the help of the Orchestrator, we can even trigger our scripts based upon specific conditions or business logic.

  • Test Manager Hub

The main role of the Test Manager is to connect with third-party applications used in the complete automation lifecycle. With the help of Test Manager Hub, we can connect with any application server which provides an API.

  1. Test Manager

Test Manager is a web portal hosted by Test Manager Hub, which allows managing our testing process. One important function of this is that we can detect defects directly from the test results.

The distinction between Selenium and UiPath

Selenium is utilized for testing applications, though UiPath can be utilized to automate the total cycle of any application, either a web or desktop applications

In order to automate the application with the help of selenium, we require in-depth knowledge of programming languages like java, python, PHP, Pearl, and Selenium. However, to automate the application with the help of UiPath, the developer does not require in-depth knowledge of the programming language. A basic level of logic and business workflow is only required to do the same.

 

With the help of selenium, we can only automate the Web-Based application and whereas with the help of UiPath, we can automate Web-based, Desktop, Mainframe, Command prompt, remote desktop, etc.

 

Speed of development is one of the most critical factors. With the help UiPath, we can automate the application FOUR times faster than the traditional automation methodologies. As it has hundreds of inbuilt activities which are based on plug and play and no development effort is required for the same.

Compatibility with NLP, AI, SAP, and other intelligent platform is easier with the UiPath.

Incorporating the change request in the SDLC. When we are automating any platform, whether the intent is to reduce the workload or to find defects for the working solution, changes can come at any point. LCAP RPA has a striking feature to mold the script as per the new requirement investing less time while having zero or no impacts on the other components. As UiPath is having its own framework, which is low code and easy to maintain, good savings can also be achieved by companies during maintenance activities.

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science, Robotic Process Automation