Software testing can be thought of as a process of testing a software or application in order to find the possible errors and bugs in it. The name itself depicts the meaning, ’Software Testing means inspecting an already developed software for any problems or omissions in its design or coding. Software testing involves verification and validation which ensure that no human error is left in the development of the software. It is an ongoing process and requires regular testing. The testing process goes on throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). It is considered as a good practice to adopt software testing in the initial phase of coding so that errors are rectified in the beginning itself.
The software testing can be categorized further into following parts:
The purpose of using Static Testing is to identify the errors in the initial stages such as verification process and rectify them without using any extra piece of coding. Static testing involves the inspection of the documents that involves the source code and static analysis. It is considered to be a useful and cost effective approach of testing. This includes manual reviewing, walkthrough and inspection.
This testing is preferable where the programmers require to check for the errors in a running program and resolve their coding issue while running a process. This is done during the validation process. This involves Unit Testing, Integration Testing, and System Testing etc.
Why is it so important to get your software/application tested?
Software Testing has emerged as an important aspect in the recent years. It is now a must to get your software/application testing done by the professionals in order to make it error free. ‘To error is human’, proves to be correct here, thus we use software testing to avoid human made errors. All in all software testing provides innumerable benefits to us.
The automation testing part allows users to test the same type of module and load testing in a very short span of time by using same piece of code. The script allows users to create a piece of code for same types of module to test again and again, thus resulting in saving of time and money. Testing provides right suggestions for the programmers to improve their approach to coding for the client requirements. It helps them not only in delivering the accurate work but it also helps them in saving their time. Today brand reputation is all about proving true to your words and delivering exactly what promised. Testing helps you to provide error free work to your clients and it leads to greater customer satisfaction. Customers like quality work and it can only be possible when your software is completely error free.
Thus it is recommended for every software developer to make use of Software Testing to deliver a high performance software/application. A good stable software is the sign that programmer’s future is bright and they will have a great clientele base.