Software testing nothing but is the process of finding the defect and improve the quality and reliability of the software.
1) How does it work…?
Software testing is done in two ways: 1) Manual Testing, 2) Automation Testing.
Manual Testing: Manual Testing is a process of finding out the defects or bugs in a software program. In this method, the tester plays an important role of an end user and verifies that all the features of the application are working correctly or not. The tester manually executes test cases without using any automation tools. The tester prepares a test plan document which describes the detailed and systematic approach to testing of software applications. Test cases are planned to cover almost 100% of the software application. As manual testing involves complete test cases it is a time-consuming test.The differences between actual and expected results are treated as defects. The defects are then fixed by the developer of a software application. The tester retests the defects to ensure that defects are fixed or not by the developer. The goal of manual testing is to ensure that application is defect & error free and is working fine to provide good quality work to customers.
Automation Testing: Manual Testing is performed by a human sitting in front of a computer carefully executing the test steps. Automation Testing means using an automation tool to execute your test case suite. The automation software can also enter test data into the System under Test, compare expected and actual results and generate a detailed test report.There is much different software testing tool available for a user. Successive development cycles will require execution of same test suite repeatedly. Using a test automation tool it's possible to record this test suite and re-play it as required.
2) Why with Syscryption...?
As soon as we hear the term “Quality”, we directly associate it to the Testers or the QA department and it is assumed that it is their responsibility to maintain and assure the quality of the product.
We realized that the root cause was ‘Bugs‘, finding-documenting-analyzing-fixing-re-testing the bug, completely use up our capacity. So, what can we do then? One of the things that we have tried successfully is ‘Developer -QA Pairing ‘and we are going to explain how it works.
Elaborate process for Developer/QA pairing:
Clarification: Developer /QA pair together, gets the flow clarified; get the triggers and postconditions clarified.
Analysis and intimation: QA share test cases with the developer before developer finish coding. While the developer is coding, the QA identifies and analyses the various possible scenarios which need to be handled. These are the foundations of test cases or sometimes also called “High-Level test cases“. The QA can share these test cases with the developer so that he or she can take proactive measures to prevent bugs.
Demonstration: Developer demo’s to QA. Once the story is code complete, Developer runs through all the acceptance criteria in the developer demo to QA’s and hands over the user story to QA.
An upside of Developer /QA pairing:
1. Prevention better than cure: This approach helps to build software without defects in the first place.
2. Timely delivery: Quick turnaround time. Multiple iterations of back and forth between developer and testers are reduced which helps the team to deliver the product on time.
3. Challenging and interesting: For both QA’s and Developers, the pairing makes their job more challenging and interesting.
4. More automation: QA can spend more time doing automation.
5. Knowledge sharing: Reduces Bus factor. It helps in spreading the code understanding and allows more people in the team to know the code/design.
6. Creativity and brainstorming: The opportunity to discuss the story with a peer encourages creativity and healthy camaraderie between the Dev and the tester
7. Optimal testing and debugging: The tester now understands the internals better and the Developer understands the functionality and its boundaries better, so both of them are better equipped to test and debug any issues coming out of the story.
3) Features of Testing:
Quality: First of all, the quality of your product is high, and that is important for the customer. For quality, customers will surely pay more money. Even more important is that with selling high-quality products, you build a strong reputation and brand image, things that are important in the long-term.
Satisfied Customer: The center of every business is a happy customer. When selling something, you are aware that everything does not end there. The client can ask for a refund if the product does not suit him. If the product is not reliable, you need to invest more money in fixing or replacing it, and then you realize that it would be best that quality was controlled from the start. The only conclusion is that it pays off to produce a higher quality product from the start. Only when you do the software testing right you can guarantee that your product is valuable and reliable.
Bringing Profit: Speaking of profit, the testing phase is a part of it. A good product needs less promotion because people will recommend it one to another. Word-of-mouth recommendation is the best and most valuable commercial you can get, and it’s the best advertising tool. Offering a carefully tested and quality checked product means having respect for your clients. That will help in retaining old customers and gaining new ones.
Not only will the testing phase bring profit, but it will cut down existing expenses. In the long run, it will save money because you are selling software that does not need constant fixing. It is often seen that compromising on quality ends up with having to spend more money than planned.
User Experience: User experience is a significant factor when putting some products on the market. Software needs to be simple, understandable, and easy to use. Only testers can assure that. Their experience will make sure that the software is designed in a way that is logical and intuitive. If you want great user experience, software needs to be free from bugs and errors, which can be a source of dissatisfaction for users. Choosing a good software testing service with a professional team will guarantee the quality of a product and a good user experience.
Business Optimization: The biggest benefit is that software testing leads to business optimization. Business optimization means more satisfied clients, customer retention, fewer costs of fixing a product, fewer costs of a customer service, better quality, and more reliable products, improved reputation and brand
image conclusion: Software testing is a set of activities that checks if the actual results match the expected results and a process that ensures whether a software system is an error-free one. But, companies and leaders do not always recognize its importance. The truth is, the primary goal is to release a product that will bring more profit, and the testing phase doesn’t seem to contribute to this. But, software testing is a significant and important part of software development and Software Development Life Cycle. It can be of great use when it is done from start to enhance the efficiency of the products while keeping the user in mind. Software testing is beneficial because it increases the return on investment with higher percentages.