Quality Assurance Pitfalls in Magento: NEKLO Experience
Marketing strategies work as long as they have a base of a properly working online store. Quality Assurance specialists make sure customers can shop with ease, and then comes everything else.Testing in Magento is a topic that is not getting widely covered by Magento сommunity. And we, as a part of it, have a lot to say about quality assurance.To get a full picture of what testing in ecommerce and in Magento, in particular, is like, we turned to our colleague who knows the subject inside out. Anna is QA Lead at NEKLO with experience of 3,5 years in software testing. We asked her to tell us more about her work, challenges, and specifics of testing with Magento-based products.
How is Magento testing process is different from testing on any other platform?In fact, it is more or less the same. The only specification that makes it any different from testing other software products is that we deal with ecommerce. The functioning online store implies selling stuff online. The end customer of any online store on any platform is an average person who wants to buy products online as effortlessly as possible. Our job is to make sure everything works the way the customer expects it, the store is convenient to use, and easy to learn its functions.
What are key points of testing on Magento?First of all, with a ready-made and stable platform like Magento, you don’t need to pay special attention to its UI testing. Most of it is already done and implemented in the core of the platform. Secondly, you definitely need to pay attention to our performance tests. Magento system requires quality hosting. You can’t have sustainable performance results without powerful servers.
What are the bottlenecks you come across in your work?Testing is all about finding bottlenecks, I will mention the ones that have no fixed solutions.
- The issue of methodology
- Compatibility issues
- Lack of time for regression testing
- Human factor
- Keeping up with documentation