The Advantages Of Testing Your Software

What is the purpose of software testing? Not to pass the examinations. We test software to find bugs or errors in code, whether they’re in third-party libraries and frameworks or code we write ourselves. If bugs and/or security holes are discovered during the testing phase, it is considered good. Training has paid off if bugs are discovered and corrected before the product is released to consumers.


Is it possible to get rid of all the bugs manually or through software testing tools? How long do we test and how thoroughly do we test? The response to the first question is no; sadly, some bugs will inevitably find their way into production code.


However, the number of production code errors saves a lot of money and improves the company’s reputation. The second question is more difficult to answer: the minimum amount is required to meet functional requirements. Fortunately, smart people have been working on these topics for decades, and there are standards and best practices to follow.


Automated Testing

Manual execution of tests is possible, but routine, scheduled tasks should be automated whenever possible. In addition to detailed test results and logs in XML or HTML format, test automation tools typically include detailed test results and logs in XML or HTML format. Definitions and references can be found here. Selenium is the most common test automation method for checking the functionality of websites and web services.


Robot Framework, which can be used in conjunction with Selenium, is another common method for black-box functional testing. Selenium can mimic user feedback in a variety of programming languages (Python, Java, Ruby, Javascript), on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms, and with drivers for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge browsers. It’s the gold standard for website functional research. Robot Framework’s Selenium2Library makes use of Selenium’s Python bindings to make it possible to use Selenium’s capabilities via Robot Framework keywords.


Test-Driven Development (TDD) 

It is a method of developing software that is driven by tests. Test-Driven-Development (TDD) is the most extreme method of mixing testing and development, in which unit tests are developed before the code they test. It takes some getting used to, and every developer should consider it. It at the very least aids in the planning of classes and functions in such a way that each line of code is assessed in terms of what might go bad, how the input should be checked, how the correctness of the output should be checked, how to ensure graceful exits on failure, and so on. The Robot Framework, as previously stated, is frequently used in ATDD (acceptance-test-driven development).


ATDD is a practice in which test code is developed before application code is implemented, based on functional specifications that are prepared in collaboration with the customer.


Performance Evaluation

The process of evaluating the speed or effectiveness of a machine, network, or software program or system is known as performance testing. It is used to evaluate device parameters such as responsiveness and reliability under different workloads; in other words, how quickly does the system respond to requests and how many requests can it manage at the same time. These types of tests are used to determine how open a website is.


Testing for security

Security testing through software testing tools has become extremely relevant in quality assurance as cybercrime and cyber-espionage have become more popular in recent years, and almost all software applications are continuously linked to the Internet. Since the Internet of Things has exposed sensitive sensors and actuators in public and private networks to unauthorized and malicious parties, rigorous security testing has become necessary, even life-saving.


Malicious parties can be able to exploit security vulnerabilities if security testing is overlooked or not comprehensive enough.


Final thoughts


Testing is beneficial and necessary because detecting bugs, performance problems, and security holes as early as possible saves money compared to making consumers discover them after the product has been shipped. Not only QA employees, but the entire workforce of a software company should be interested in research. The focus of software development should be on quality assurance. Software Developers should write their own white box unit tests, which they should automate and schedule. When convincing consumers to pay for testing, salespeople should be aware of the benefits of testing. Managers should never underestimate the value of checking. Testing ensures consistency, and consistency ensures reputation.