The overall software development panorama is changing, and these changes involve mostly a shift in previously blindly accepted paradigms and role delimitation. Today, the development of websites and apps has turned into a user-responsive framework recently called Shift Left, giving way to the establishment of cross-functional teams made up of members that specialize in different fields (code, design, architecture, script, testing) but that are exhorted to work interdependently and in a collaborative way with every other member and department.
The agile testing methodology has made a very important milestone in the software development field, and it deserves to be called a pioneer in this Shift Left approach to software. This new paradigm focuses strongly on making sure that quality-related activities take place early in the software development life cycle, meaning that agile testing begins as early as possible in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
The waterfall paradigm is now obsolete, as many developing teams are turning to methodologies like agile testing to build up better software. Some say “yes!” while some others say “no” and prefer to stay with traditional models. But agile is an undeniably a major change and a catalyzer in the world of software development.
Before delving into the different types of web application testing, it’s important to understand what web application testing is and why it is a vital procedure for any web application that is brought to market.
What is Web Application Testing?
Web application testing is ensuring a web application is thoroughly checked for potential bugs before it is moved into a production environment or made live. Just take a look at the Digital XRaid guys picture below. Aspects taken into account during this procedure include web application security, the web application’s accessibility and usability for an entire range of potential users, how it handles traffic, and its functionality. Without ensuring these things before pushing a web application to production, it can obviously make the company/brand look bad having a buggy, semi-working web application which then makes the developers look at least semi-professional to the company and other potential customers who are then less likely to hire the said developers.
Manual testing done great and being the manual tester of your customer’s dreams is no easy task. There are many things to keep in mind to produce the best user acceptance testing results for your customers. A very important concept to remember for testing is quality over quantity. If something isn’t tested thoroughly, you AND your customer’s credibility both take a hit. Why not strive to be on the other end of that spectrum? Here are 12 manual testing tips to be a cream-of-the-crop manual tester by making sure you do everything your customers ask, and then some.