Objectives of Software Application Testing

Software applications are developed for multiple purposes by firms from different industries in the private and government sectors. Organizations build software applications to perform a variety of tasks that can escalate users' experience related to productivity, efficiency, and communication. A not-so-visible fact is that enterprise software app development is only a minor portion of the entire process. Post development, a software development company must ensure that it achieves all requirements of the targeted users.

To ensure the application is ready for its intended purpose, there is a team of testers who run the application through different use cases to ascertain its efficiency. This blog will discuss in detail the importance of testing, how vast and varied the testing process is, the different areas that come under testing and finding the right team to test a developed application.

The testing process is the logical progression to the development phase. A team of testers checks the developed application for functional errors, UI/UX bugs, database errors, and performance efficiency for all use cases. Some of the standard testing processes that all applications should undergo irrespective of their business domain and end users are listed below:

Crashes

Crashes refer to instances when an app stop working and forces itself to shut down. It might be caused by bugs such as viruses or by hardware devices and can cause irreparable damage. Losing the data is the biggest threat in the event of a crash, especially if there are no backups. However, the crashes can be triggered automatically when the app runs or during certain instances when a user is trying to complete an action. Both errors can be identified during the testing process.

Functional Errors

A software application is developed to serve a list of identified actions for the end users. A functional error is when the intended use case cannot be accomplished due to errors in the application. For example, an application could be developed for enabling prospective clients to apply for loans and other services provided by banks or other financial institutions. If there is no submission button or if the submission button doesn't respond, it is a functional error. Such errors can be eliminated during the testing process.

Missing Commands

These issues could arise from system crashes. The user may need to conduct a particular activity on the software application. But what if the person is not able to do so or cannot find a method for the same? For example, a user may be halfway through booking a vehicle for transport, but the system does not allow him or her to cancel the process before the finalization. The customer expects to have the possibility to stop the process, but the software does not have an option to do so. This is just one of the many missing commands that can be in a software application.

Errors, bugs, and malfunctioning of a developed software can be disastrous if not found and fixed early. The success of the testing process largely depends on the experience and expertise of the team of testers. The team should not be just technically proficient but should have adequate exposure to your business domain to understand and locate the probable usability errors.

SGS Technologie is an experienced software testing and software maintenance company that provides services to clients across Florida and the rest of the United States. With 19 years of experience, SGS has a robust portfolio in all business domains: healthcare, utilities, logistics, transport, manufacturing, and many more. We are headquartered in Jacksonville (FL) and have offices in Tallahassee (FL) and Frisco (TX). Reach out to SGS to discuss any software testing or software upgrade needs that you may have

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Objectives of Software Application Testing

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Software applications are developed for multiple purposes by firms from different industries in the private and government sectors. Organizations build software applications to perform a variety of tasks that can escalate users' experience related to productivity, efficiency, and communication. A not-so-visible fact is that enterprise software app development is only a minor portion of the entire process. Post development, a software development company must ensure that it achieves all requirements of the targeted users.

To ensure the application is ready for its intended purpose, there is a team of testers who run the application through different use cases to ascertain its efficiency. This blog will discuss in detail the importance of testing, how vast and varied the testing process is, the different areas that come under testing and finding the right team to test a developed application.

The testing process is the logical progression to the development phase. A team of testers checks the developed application for functional errors, UI/UX bugs, database errors, and performance efficiency for all use cases. Some of the standard testing processes that all applications should undergo irrespective of their business domain and end users are listed below:

Crashes

Crashes refer to instances when an app stop working and forces itself to shut down. It might be caused by bugs such as viruses or by hardware devices and can cause irreparable damage. Losing the data is the biggest threat in the event of a crash, especially if there are no backups. However, the crashes can be triggered automatically when the app runs or during certain instances when a user is trying to complete an action. Both errors can be identified during the testing process.

Functional Errors

A software application is developed to serve a list of identified actions for the end users. A functional error is when the intended use case cannot be accomplished due to errors in the application. For example, an application could be developed for enabling prospective clients to apply for loans and other services provided by banks or other financial institutions. If there is no submission button or if the submission button doesn't respond, it is a functional error. Such errors can be eliminated during the testing process.

Missing Commands

These issues could arise from system crashes. The user may need to conduct a particular activity on the software application. But what if the person is not able to do so or cannot find a method for the same? For example, a user may be halfway through booking a vehicle for transport, but the system does not allow him or her to cancel the process before the finalization. The customer expects to have the possibility to stop the process, but the software does not have an option to do so. This is just one of the many missing commands that can be in a software application.

Errors, bugs, and malfunctioning of a developed software can be disastrous if not found and fixed early. The success of the testing process largely depends on the experience and expertise of the team of testers. The team should not be just technically proficient but should have adequate exposure to your business domain to understand and locate the probable usability errors.

SGS Technologie is an experienced software testing and software maintenance company that provides services to clients across Florida and the rest of the United States. With 19 years of experience, SGS has a robust portfolio in all business domains: healthcare, utilities, logistics, transport, manufacturing, and many more. We are headquartered in Jacksonville (FL) and have offices in Tallahassee (FL) and Frisco (TX). Reach out to SGS to discuss any software testing or software upgrade needs that you may have

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