Building a better application
The application had to work across a range of devices, and be quicker and easier to use. It also needed to integrate with their research platform, to enable users to easily change their positions based on the market.
We wanted the app to look great and be simple and intuitive. The team at Scott Logic made things very easy for us – there was no cumbersome project planning, or long winded specification process.
Chris Whellams, CTO, Nord Pool Group
Agile testing and test automation
Working in two-week sprints using Scrum, we tested with agility. Having never integrated testing within agile development, the client was initially hesitant about our approach; they were concerned that testing would create bottlenecks and slow delivery. But the opposite was true – by having a dedicated tester on the front end development team and integrating testing from the beginning, we hit all project milestones, releasing the app on time and with no disruption.
The three environments were connected to real business services, causing stability issues as the data could change without notice. To improve reliability and to enable UI checks to run appropriately, we added mock services to the continuous integration environment.
Within each sprint we developed automated user interface checks for new functionality. At the end of the project, over 400 UI checks for regression were being executed in 3 minutes – this would have taken a full day if it had been done manually.