Meet The Real Challenge Of Software Testing

Software testing is an integral part of the development phase of a software programme or product. It investigates the quality and possible shortcomings of the project either manually or through automated testing tools. Eventually it demonstrates that the system is fit for the purpose.

Mistakes may happen with anyone at any level due to blind spots or false assumptions leading to risk of failure and expenditure of an application.

Software testing ensuresthat requirements of its design and development is clearall kinds of input responsefunctionality within an acceptable timefit for installation on its intended environmentaccuracy, consistency and performance customer’s reliability and satisfaction for flawless applicationstability in the field

Depending upon the test purpose and software requirements, testers employ appropriate methodologies. It may include testing automation installation, regression, accessibility, test script development compatibility, internalisation or localization, and, etc.

A company may possess the testing services as one of their integral team or may be outsourcing from India or across the globe. At times outsourcing may be beneficial in a way that, it possess an independent testing environment that is objective and impartial, leverage on available testing practices, accelerates quality within the organization, mitigate financial risks, and, etc. Hitherto, several independent software testing services in India or across the globe are available.

Mention not to say specifically, the world is transforming into m-commerce era and daily there is development of n number of novel mobile apps. Obviously, they test and verify mobile apps before launch. Mobile application testing is time consuming, expensive, skillful, challenging, and entirely different from other tests. It involves variety of mobile devices, operating system, network operators, hardware compatibility, power consumption and battery life(for many apps keeps running on background)and more. It also involves wild-test to ensure functionality for real world situations such as location, timezone, outdated software, overused unclean devices that is usage as a real user. In addition may encounter challenges owing to native, hybrid, or web applications.

In a nutshell, it includes a lot of permutation and combination to attain a zero-defect state. Consumer targeted apps and enterprise apps have thrown a great challenge to the testers for their release into the market. Henceforth one single tool may not suffice the problem, and need a combination of tools and techniques to meet the quality requirements. A solution that integrates the real and emulator devices is ideal for a successful app.

Unlike the core team, consumers do not have tools or time or efficiency to report back. Just what they can do is to simply drop the apps and never come back. An eminent tester must be aware and cautious in this regard.

Mobile apps testing services demand a pragmatic approach with lots of tips in mind. They cannot cover all the combination of devices and OS versions in a ‘single go’, and eventually the product; intended use and analysing target device for market penetration is the game to play at this point.

The author is a techno freak, and loves to pen down points regarding the available latest technologies such as mobile apps testing services. He keeps meeting people to have a clear understanding about the challenges they face.

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