End-to-end testing

What is modern end-to-end testing?

Modern applications depend on 3rd party plugins, dynamic content, and embedded plugins. Imagine if you use an interactive map on your site. Or maybe you rely on a newsfeed from a 3rd party. You might even embed a syndicated webshop. Testing that these work is vital.

End-to-end (e2e) testing is about testing the complete functionality that affects the end user.

That means testing three things:

1Verifying that the content displays correctly in the UI.

2Validating the functionality as seen by a user.

3Checking what happens in the backend or 3rd party service.

Why is modern end-to-end testing so critical?

Embedded content and plugins allow everyone to offer their users incredibly rich and satisfying experiences. Gone are the days of custom coding every element of a website or web application.

Users are becoming increasingly savvy and less tolerant of errors, but exhaustive manual testing is impossible and time consuming. However, many test automation frameworks simply cannot see embedded content. That means you have to rely on manual testing instead.

Why is modern end-to-end testing so critical?

How can Functionize help?

The complete AI-powered E2E testing solution

Functionize has taken a unique approach to E2E testing. Instead of trying to drive native desktop and windows applications and requiring that you install an application on every test machine, we have brought the most common E2E scenarios to the cloud by creating a suite of web-based tools that allow you to test not just the UI and UX of your web application, but also databases, excel sheets, pdf files, APIs, text messages, emails, and much more.

Functionize helps with end-to-end testing

Testing multi factor authentication

Many modern applications offer multi factor authentication for improved security. But while testing this is complex and painful, Functionize makes it extremely simple. 

  1. Assign a working email or mobile number. These randomized values are automatically created in Architect and re-randomized for each run.
  2. In the login flow, access the email or SMS message from the correct inbox.
  3. Use the simple filter function to extract the code and assign it to a variable.
  4. Now, you can enter the code and proceed to login.

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Comprehensive API testing

Functionize gives you access to a powerful API Explorer. This allows you to create tests that inspect or interact with your APIs. This is especially useful for testing 3rd party content.

  • Save API responses like API keys as variables—simplifies API testing no end.
  • Tests work with basic authentication, OAuth 2, or proxy authentication.
  • Simple UI makes it easy to create custom API requests and inspect responses.

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Testing file exports

Many web applications generate files that are exported or downloaded by the user. For instance, ticket booking sites or online tax calculators. Our File Viewer allows you to verify these files as part of your test.

  • Support for most common file types, including PDF, HTML, and Excel.
  • Validate the contents of the exported file against the data from your web application.
  • Lets you create complex end-to-end tests in minutes.

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Database testing

Connect to multiple types of databases to execute queries. Verify the contents or store the result data to use in your test.

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Extensions

Leverage the Functionize data model and extend the software with programmable code snippets that are reusable across your projects for your whole team.

  • Extend Functionize to do anything, including mid-flight actions like accessing an external system to create a valid order number or generating random data with specific formats
  • Host your Internal Extension in Functionize, whether you want to create libraries in NodeJS, Python, or Go
  • Or, build your External Extension to trigger an externally hosted API like submitting an order from a POS machine or managing credentials so you can store them on your own system

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AI-Powered Testing

Functionize is the industry’s most advanced enterprise AI-powered testing. We help teams break through testing barriers and enable organizations to release faster.

Learn how Functionize intelligent testing platform can help you:

  • Create AI-powered tests using Architect or plain English via natural language processing
  • Reduce test maintenance time by 85% with self-healing tests
  • Scale test execution and run cross-browser tests in parallel
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