Codeless Test Automation for Development QA


  • Ganesh Gatla 480 Meadowhill Drive, Alpharetta, GA, USA
  • Kanchan Gatla 25004 striped maple drive, Aldie, VA, USA
  • Balaji Vishwanath Gatla 1215 Yarrow Street, Stallings, NC, USA


Codeless test automation, testing, QA


Codeless test and testing automation promise to make the software testing process and, by extension, the software development Quality Assurance (QA) process easier and more streamlined. It naturally resonates with agile development/testing methodology, which requires repeated and in-development testing, and conventional testing practices and test automation are too time-consuming and resource-intensive (dedicated testers) for most development teams. Codeless testing tools can be used for different testing phases (unit to acceptance testing), and even though certain challenges still remain, they are rapidly being resolved with the development of more sophisticated tools. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and good practices like cross-functional tools and shared test libraries can make codeless testing a standard part of development QA.


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How to Cite

Gatla, G., Gatla, K., & Gatla, B. V. . (2023). Codeless Test Automation for Development QA. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 91(1), 28–35. Retrieved from