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Ten Steps to Test Your Web Applications

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The major objective of testing is to lay the guidelines, which is an attempt to document the generalized test process that can be followed across Web Applications. Here are ten steps of testing process for Web Applications:

Objectives Objectives should be developed with end user requirements and expectations in mind. Clarification of priorities should be present in all cases. Priorities are assigned by asking broad questions and moving toward specific ones. The highest prioritized flaws should be resolved first.

Process and Reporting: Process and reporting should be approached in simpler way. Major focus is to establish the necessary steps for reporting defects & issues, assigned and categorized in an efficient manner. The reporting process should always support the projects objectives.

Tracking When you test web applications, you need a tracking tool to support your reporting process. While selecting a tracking system, choose one that is flexible. Tracking systems are tailored to the types of issues and defects that could be encountered in the Web Applications.

Test Environment Test environment is separate from development and production environment. This includes a separate web server, database server, and application server if applicable. After establishing the test environment, develop a process for transporting code to and from the environment. Each time a new version of source code to be tested, is identified uniquely.

Usability Testing Usability testing will clear the aspects of web application that affect the users' experience such as:
1. How easy is it to navigate through your web application?
2. Is it obvious to the user which actions are available to him or her?
3. Is the look-and-feel of your web application consistent from page to page, including font sizes and colors?

Unit Testing Unit testing is focused on verifying small portions of functionality. It reveals simple problems that could become major ones if they were encountered by end users. In the process, each unit portions of an application are tested to ensure that they function correctly.

Verifying the HTML Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is the computer language process carried out from web server to the web browser on users computer to display the pages that make up web application. HTML provides the ability for anyone from anywhere to access information on the World Wide Web.

Verifying HTML makes sure that syntax is correct, such as all opening and closing tags match and the overview of pages in different browsers, at different screen resolutions, and on different operating systems.

Load Testing Load testing assesses how the program will perform for end users and simulate how users will use web application in the real world. Simple design changes can often make a significant impact on the performance and scalability of your web application.

User Acceptance Testing User acceptance testing makes sure your web application fits the use for which it was intended. It makes things easier for the user and not harder.

Testing Security Security should be a huge concern for anyone building a web application. The best Web Applications are tested against internal and external threats. After performing initial security testing, make sure to perform ongoing security audits to ensure your web application remains secure over time as people and technology change.Security audit refers to manual or systematic measurable technical assessment of a system or application.

Conclusion To be successful, most applications require extensive testing prior to release. The steps above are a basic overview of how to test web applications and can be modified according to the needs of the program.

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