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How often should you test? Naturally, that depends on the risk profile and scope of the release, but the short answer is this... you should test as many times as it takes to give you confidence that your software is working as expected, every time, within your desired specifications. In practical terms, that equates to at least one test while the release is in pre-production, another in pre-production after the staging bugs have been remedied and one in production.
Let’s get something clear right off the bat: every single person in your organisation should take ownership of digital quality. A decade ago you might have been forgiven for isolating quality to the deepest depths of your IT department, but today the line between digital and physical products has faded.
Exploratory testing is a discovery process to determine what does and does not work with regard to a particular software application or website. It is a self actuated process in that it is the tester who determines what to test and is in charge of the exploration.
Building and maintaining software is hard. Ever-evolving device types, OS and browsers mean that the initial release is only half of the battle. Bugwolf clients are invited to pick and choose from our suite of testing challenge types to help you navigate the complexities of delivering digital quality.
When done right, test automation can lead to significant efficiency and cost improvements. Unfortunately, many organisations fail to maximise the full potential of their automation program due to a number of common challenges. Here's how to overcome them...
When most people think of software testing they generally visualize functional testing. Functional testing is concerned with how well a system executes its intended functions. These functions may include integrations, business processes, searches or data manipulation as well as the execution of commands. While non-functional testing is more interested in how the product behaves rather than what the product does.
Performance testing is a vital element for business success. The reason is that losing customers is easy, while gaining customers is hard. A poorly performing application or website is a fast way to lose customers, as well as lower the number of new customers and create bad public relations. Performance testing started out as just one item on a checklist. It was just something you did prior to release. Not anymore. Performance is the key to profit in the modern digital age. Here are some important concepts that must be kept in mind when performance testing.
Developers have leaned in the direction of IOS for some time. This is because it is a very widely used operating system. While Android has made some inroads, IOS is still number one. This means that testers are more likely to confront regression testing against IOS, simply because of the sheer number of applications that have been designed for that operating system. It's a self reinforcing circle, there are a larger number of third party applications available for IOS and the fact that there are so many applications available makes IOS the senior mobile operating system, which encourages more applications to be written for IOS.
The term exploratory testing pretty much describes the actions involved. It is a discovery process that defines what the software does under different circumstances. The tester is there to determine what works and what doesn't. In exploratory testing, the software tester is less concerned with surface compliance to the documented requirements, and more concerned with how the software behaves overall, especially when the program is confronted with unusual input or other forms of stress.
Performance is the single most important aspect of software operation and has been the foundation of computer development. A number of different types of testing are required to ensure that any application can perform as intended.
The the latest trends in digital evolution have made it necessary for digital products to travel two separate but interrelated roads if they are to succeed. The first road is complexity. The application of digital technology has spread so far and so fast that it is now called upon to support countless activities that only a few years ago were done manually. This leads to the second road, which is interoperability.