Shield34, an AI-based test automation startup with a unique approach for functional testing, is joining RadView! Our two companies have a lot in common in terms of expertise, go-to-market, and customer base. And this more than a natural fit, this is a fantastic opportunity for us to step up on our vision of building an open end-to-end testing platform.
I am very excited about the addition of Shield34 with its smart and reliable Selenium test automation to the RadView family. Here is why:
Smarter More Reliable Selenium Tests
Shield34 is taking a unique approach to test automation by enriching native Selenium tests with AI-based capabilities for improved stability, self-healing, and simpler root cause analysis. This enables you to create faster, more stable, and reliable tests.
Selenium is probably the most popular testing framework in the world today. Free, open-source, and with a huge community – it’s a great choice for functional testing web applications. However, Selenium is not free of faults, and users often experience issues such as flaky tests, false positives and errors that are hard to troubleshoot. With Shield34 AI-based capabilities, you can overcome much of Selenium’s shortcomings and build smarter, more stable Selenium tests without the need to rewrite your test code. This is contrary to other approaches that aim to overcome these shortcomings by replacing Selenium altogether.
The use of Selenium is extremely common among RadView’s customers and working closely with them, we are aware of their experience with Selenium, the value it brings them, and the challenges it entails.
We have been looking for ways to extend our offering to our customer base, and Shield34 is an important addition to RadView’s product line.
Intelligent End-to-End Functional and Performance Testing
There are many advantages to leveraging your Selenium functional test scripts to execute load testing: Reuse of existing test scripts to save creating new ones for load testing, reduced test maintenance, and easier integration to your CI/CD pipeline.
WebLOAD already has the ability to execute load tests using Java Selenium scripts. There are a few ways to run Selenium with WebLOAD. The simplest one is to take the Java Selenium scripts and execute them in WebLOAD. As a result, many of our users are already doing that.
Selenium is the most popular web testing framework today and it is open source. AI is transforming entire industries and the software testing industry is no exception. The combination of the two is a great addition to RadView.
With the addition of Shield34 AI-based capabilities to Selenium tests, we are one step closer to providing an end-to-end smart functional and performance testing by extending this end-to-end integration.
Building an Open Test Automation Platform
On a strategic level, this is an important step in the direction of our vision – creating a testing platform that is open and based on standard testing technology.
With Shield34 our customers can utilize the testing technology they already use, rather than bringing a proprietary functional testing technology. With Shield34, you can make your Selenium tests smarter and more reliable without the need to rewrite your test code.
We intend to adopt Shield34’s approach as a general guideline, building a platform that adopts the customer’s technology of choice, completing it with the needed functionality rather than a top-down approach dictating the use of a vendor’s proprietary technology.
To Learn More
I hope that you are also excited to hear about this important partnership. We will be soon sharing with you more details of what this means to you. In the meantime, to learn more about Shield34, click here. To learn more about WebLOAD 12.4 features and enhancements, click here or check out the latest version and start testing today.