Application testing can be defined as going through the way the software works, finding out error areas also called evaluation of software for satisfying end-user requirements. This can be explained as testing, analyzing, or examining the working of a software/application before launching it for users, to resolve any bug or a mistake is a crucial step included in the aim of getting a positive response from users.
As a person responsible for testing different applications it is important to understand Testing lifecycle which can be shown as follows,
Included in these lifecycle events there are some phases that are to be considered for performance testing they are shown as follows
Application Testing Types
Challenges in Application Testing
In the basic arithmetic calculator application numbers are taken as the first input, second comes the operator it may be (add, subtract, multiply, etc.) and third is the number with which the first number is to be operated.
So, it is the responsibility of a tester to confirm the working by using multiple input combinations for example: do testing for 1+1, 2+3, 10+101, 12.30+8.90, etc.
This may showcase any errors like,
Similarly, for video viewing applications such as YouTube or Netflix, Checks have to be done on all possibilities the user will use to watch a video and the test cases are,
Example: If “user-A” selects “video-A” to watch, and “user-B” selects “video-B”, but the tester should confirm that “user-B” should not see “video-A” by mistake instead of “video-B” and vice versa.
Testing must also include if all the breakpoints, and contents added only for debugging purposes are completely removed from the code before launching an application.
So finally, all the possibilities are to be checked by a tester as well as a developer by becoming a user for an instance, this will obviously take the progress graph up.
So to overcome the above given challenges we can have some tools that will help QAs to manage and regulate the test process. But now the problem is which tool is to selected be used, let’s see some examples,
Having different screens/browsers/operating systems in one place cannot be that easy so the solution is to use available tools some of which are mentioned above. There will be new r&d’s every time and the list will get updated with more options.
Today it has become essential for businesses to leverage effective mobile test automation to get scalable, robust, and high-performing applications, for delivering a great experience to users worldwide.
So just by following the life cycle procedure, and using different tools one can get rapid growth in fast delivery to market, effective usage, and positive reach to customers.