Lambda Test (Credit image/Pixabay/Gerd Altmann)LambdaTest, a test execution platform, has launched HyperTest. The solution is a next-gen smart testing platform to help businesses run end-to-end Selenium tests at the fastest speed possible.

HyperTest supports Selenium tests which enables businesses to achieve quickest time-to-market by intelligently reducing the test execution time drastically. Selenium is an open-source project that supports web browser automation. The solution enables developers and QA analysts to automate their testing to save time instead of manually testing each functionality.

LambdaTest suggests existing automation testing platforms are inherently slow because of lots of network hops that happen during each test. In the traditional approach, triggered test scenarios are first sent to the Selenium hub, which in turn are scheduled to run on the best-suited Selenium node. This results in unnecessary latency as many network components are involved in the entire process. Also, multiple network hops with separated components result in increased test flakiness, a factor that is the biggest hindrance to time to market.

Unifying testing components

HyperTest unifies all the components into a single execution environment that eliminates these network hops. As a result, cuts down on test execution times. The company says this enables businesses to test code and fix issues at a much faster pace. Hence businesses can achieve an accelerated time to market.

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Asad Khan, CEO at LambdaTest

Traditional solutions barely scratch the surface when it comes to speed of test execution. We wanted to build the fastest test execution platform because businesses are tired of slow test execution speeds. When businesses are building best-in-class features and products, they need a best-in-class test execution platform,” said Asad Khan, CEO, LambdaTest. “HyperTest runs as fast as an in-house Selenium installation. It is up to 70% faster than other traditional cloud test execution platforms. We are excited for the world to try out HyperTest and experience test execution at never-before-seen speed. It also comes with a lot of smart features that ensures ease of test execution.”

HyperTest comes with real-time console logs for test execution, intelligent grouping of tests to reduce total build time. Artifacts management, automatic reporting, and automatic retries on failures. It is also available across Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Founded in 2017, LambdaTest has raised close to $25 million in funding from investment firms such as Sequoia Capital, Telstra Ventures, Entree Capital, Leo Capital Holdings, Blume Ventures, and others.

Enterprise Times: What this means for business?

Enterprises, irrespective of size and sectors are launching products, solutions and features at breakneck speeds. It’s tough out there in the market. Competition is even tougher and businesses are looking to outsmart competitors by developing new products that meets customers needs. Furthermore, digital companies are locked into a continuous cycle of code improvements and releases to ensure enterprise solutions are fit-for-purpose. Speed is essential in such an environment.

However, what is just as important is a robust, reliable and accurate testing tool. Testing code before releasing new solutions to clients, and customers is of utmost importance. Hence the launch of HyperTest should be of great interest to organisations across the board. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating. Will be looking forward to hearing the reviews of actual developers, testers and QA specialists.



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