Automated Testing

Assess Before Testing

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Penetration testing may be a good way to detect and identify vulnerabilities in the system, but it focuses on only a few vulnerabilities at a time. If a company seeks overall protection, it needs a list of all possible vulnerabilities. Some of these won’t be tested for confirmation right away, but at least the higher-ups are informed of the possibilities, informing later decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Automated and Manual Testing Can Work Together

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There’s nothing really new about automated software testing. In fact, it’s been in practice ever since the advent of mass-produced software for the general public decades ago. Throughout the 1960s, documents about programmers testing software automatically already existed. Yet, even though the method itself isn’t new, it’s become quite the hot topic as of late, mainly because of the growing use of methodologies such as Agile and acceptance test driven development (ATDD). Read the rest of this entry »

The GUI Approach to Automated Testing

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A graphics user interface (GUI) test focuses on testing the user-friendliness of a program, from the mouse click to access to menus. To put it simply, a single click should open up the menus and press buttons, while a mouse drag should move or highlight objects. While GUI testing is also concerned with how the buttons work, it’s also concerned with how they look.

There are three approaches to GUI testing. The statements below offer a simplified look at each approach. Read the rest of this entry »

In Testing, There is No Room for Error

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Automated testing is the preferred testing method for a number of reasons, such as faster turnout time and allowing multiple attempts with increasing variance. If there’s anything that defines the essence of automated testing, however, it’s the fact that it removes the human factor out of the equation, albeit not entirely.

To say that human error could affect the results of the test is debatable. If a person performs a task frequently enough, whether it’s right or wrong, it would become a habit. In terms of testing, a human tester may see an error often enough and don’t do something about it because he or she may have considered it normal based on past processes. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Nifty Tips for More Effective Software Testing

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Software testing is an exceedingly expansive software development niche replete with endless possibilities. Unfortunately, testing personnel often have limited time and resources to conduct their tests. So how can you maximize your efforts despite the limiting factors that surround your job? Take a look at the following few tips to help you perform your testing duties more effectively:

Analyze results thoroughly

Learn to analyze each and every detail of your test result. Don’t take results at face value. Making sure you discover the root cause of a ‘fail’ test will eventually lead you to the solution, which will make you all the more valuable. Industry movers love Testers who not only log the bugs, but provide solutions as well. Read the rest of this entry »