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Regression Test

Adhering to the advice given by reviewers during Mid Term Review, we leveraged on the Automated Testing capabilities of Singpath and further extended it.

Although there are many different ways to implement the scripts for automated testing, we have decided on the one that is the most cost-effective in terms of resources required - E2E test

Automated E2E Tests
As our features in Singpath is already on the Live Server since Mid Terms, our development work may affect the existing codes and the most obvious indication that Singpath broke is not so much on the logic, but the view/display layer (User Interface).

To the end users, the pages will simply not load/show if there is something wrong with our code, to address that issue, we have specifically zeroed in to write additional test scripts to cover all of our pages.

How it works

Test scripts are written into a file within the application, and will be executed when it is sent to Travis CI, a distributed continuous integration service used to build and test projects hosted at GitHub, which is the repository that we have been using for the development of Singpath.

Travis CI automatically detects when a commit has been made and pushed to a GitHub repository that is using Travis CI, and each time this happens, it will try to build the project and run tests. Travis CI will also build and run pull requests. When that process has completed, it will notify our Client as well as showing the test results (success or failure) with our pull request (pre-deployment check).

What this means is that every time we commit and send a pull request, the test script is run automatically and we will be shown a result whether something in our new codes 'broke' the application. With this, we are confident to say that every time we push new changes to the live site, the view/display layer will always render.


Results/Outcome

Extended routeSpec.js test scripts by 125%, added 26 additional routing to the existing 19.

Win-win - our live deployment will never be shown 'broken pages', future teams can make use of our scripts (Value Add for Client)


User Testing

We employed a variety of evaluation techniques learnt from IS306 class the previous semester. The evaluation tests that we administered include the following methods:

  1. Lab Experiment
  2. Heuristic Evaluation
  3. Field Study
  4. Sample Survey
  5. Judgement Study
  6. Preference Test


Method Details Documents Results
Lab Experiment

Heuristic Evaluation

Date: 11/2/2014

Participants: 15
Location: SMU SIS GSR 2-5
Objective: Functionality Test and Heuristic Evaluation

Tester's Package A
Tester's Package B
Script
Heuristic Evaluation
Questionnaire
Observer's Guide

UAT 1 & HE 1 Test Results

Field Study
Date: 19/3/2014

In-class Tournament Held [Real Life Use Case]
Participants: 30
Location: SMU SIS SR 3-2 (IS429 Week 11 Class)
Objective: Load Test to ensure Singpath can handle an entire class of concurrent users

Observation - Load Test Successful


Observations

Field Study Date: 21/3/2014

Actual Tournament Held [Real Life Use Case]
Participants: 20 Secondary School students (Actual Users)
Location: SMU SIS SR 2-1
Objective: Field Study to observe users interaction with Singpath in an uncontrolled environment

Sec Sch Post Tournament Survey

Unable to administer survey; requires clearance by sponsor IDA
Tournament proceeded smoothly without hiccups

Observations

Field Study

Judgement Study
Sample Survey

Date: 29/3/2014

Actual Tournament Held [Real Life Use Case]
Participants: 35 JC/High School Students (Actual Users)
Location: SMU SIS SR 2-1
Objective: Field Study to observe users interaction with Singpath in an uncontrolled environment

JC Post Tournament Survey Results

Tournament proceeded smoothly without hiccups

Observations

Field Study

Judgement Study
Sample Survey

Date: 29/3/2014

Actual Tournament Held [Real Life Use Case]
Participants: 29 Poly Students (Actual Users)
Location: SMU SIS SR 2-1
Objective: Field Study to observe users interaction with Singpath in an uncontrolled environment

Poly Post Tournament Survey Results

Tournament proceeded smoothly without hiccups

Observations