Is Error-Handling Test Needed?
Bangalore: Manual systems have the ability to handle problems as they occur, but for automated systems error handling must be pre-programmed. 50 percent of the programming effort is dedicated to managing errors. Error Handing aims at determining the capacity of the application to process faulty transactions which in turns affects the usability of the application.
During the process of programming, developmental errors can occur. These errors usually occur in the syntax or in the logic. Syntax errors are usually caused by having special characters and this can be detected by proofreading. Logic errors on the other hand occurs when the codes that are used doesn’t produce the expected result. It is also termed as bugs. This type of an error can be handled by debugging which is an ongoing process.
Objectives of Error Handing Testing
1. Error Handling Testing ensures that the application can recognize the expected errors.
2. It also ensures that the capacity of dealing with errors has been assigned and that the errors detected can be rectified.
3. Ensuring that there will be no errors while rectifying the detected errors.
How and When to Use Error Handling Testing?
Error Handling Technique requires a set of professionals who can predict the errors. They usually assemble together and anticipate the errors and what could go wrong with the application. After which they would create a set of test transactions.
It can be used throughout the System Development Life Cycle. During the development process, the errors should be identified and necessary actions are to be taken to bring down the impact of the detected errors. This testing technique supports the error management in development and maintenance of systems.
Organizations have different way s to evaluate errors. Some organizations maintain auditors or quality assurance team while others have a professional tester.
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