Software Testing Technique for Better Web Designing
Bangalore: The web design industry has recently seen a sudden rise in the number of designers with newer style and ideas. However, this rise has led to various problems such as coding error; user interfaces issues apart from problems faced by the end-user. This indicated that the product is below the expected quality standards and thereby prompted the need for Software Testing.
Nirmal Shah in his article in blogverize.blogspot.com brought out some Software Testing Techniques that can be applied in web design.
1. Black Box Testing
The tester tests the functionality of an application rather than testing its internal structures. This type of testing can be used for all level of software testing. Example: A tester simply tests the web page on a browser by providing inputs such as clicks, key strokes and other information and later verifies the output with the assumed output. Here, the tester has no information regarding the internal structures of the website.
2. White Box Testing
As opposed to Black Box Testing, testers using the technique of White Box will test the internal structures rather than the functionality of the application. Example: Here, a tester studies the implementation code on a website by providing inputs and later verifies the output with the assumed output.
3. Acceptance Testing
Clients of a particular product use acceptance testing to check if the product meet the requirements or contract as set by them. The tester evaluates the websites compliance with business requirements and whether they can go forward with the delivery.
4. Usability Testing
This type of testing is done keeping in mind the requirements of the end user. Testers would need to ensure that navigation options if available, will redirect the user to the correct web page apart from testing if the content is meaningful and easy to understand.
5. Compatibility Testing
Testers would need to check if the website will function and look similarly across the various browser platforms, operating systems, and for mobile browsing.
6. Comparison Testing
Testers to determine the strength and weakness of the website can compare it with previous successful projects. This will provide a platform for them to work on the shortcomings to improve the website.
7. Regressions Testing
Testers after identifying and rectifying an error, usually use regression testing to find out new bugs or errors that exists in both the functional and non-functional areas. This is done to ensure that whatever the changes that was made will not introduce any new errors.
8. Performance Testing
Testers would need to check if the performance of the website when there are many users requesting the same page.
9. Integration Testing
In this type of testing, testers combine all the individual software modules and test them as a group. This is done to check the combined functionality of all the components of the web page.
10. Recovery Testing
As the name suggest, testers check the ability of the application to recover after a crash. It is good to have a back up copy of the project to be on the safer side.
11. Security Testing
With many websites obtaining personal information or account information, security is a prime concern. Testers would need to ensure that all the information provided by the user is safe apart from ensuring that the system will not accept any incorrect information.
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