What is Automation Testing?
Automation testing is an Automatic methodology via which testing experts jot down the scripts on themselves. They even use plenty of good quality tools and programs to test particular software. It is nothing but an automation version of the manual testing process that we have been following since quite a few years. It is just that automated testing is known to be a more powerful and useful version of the manual one. It is more advanced and is integrated to transform the complete testing process in a company. It also adds on more efficiency and value to the complete testing process.
Automation testing at present is being mostly used to test the app from performance, load as well as pressure point of views. But, there have instances where the testing game faced its own set of troubles, and ultimately the testers had to face some test failures. Failure, as we know, can be a little depressing for any company as it leads a lot of wastage in terms of time.
Plus, it completely shakes up all the anticipations from an ‘expected to be successful’ software development. But, as they say, it, every failure is a stepping stone to ultimate success. Therefore, even if you face blunders or tough times with software testing, then it is extremely important to understand the reasons pertaining to the failed attempts. Once you understand the core reasons of the blunders, you would be in a better position to not only get over them but to also avoid their occurrence in the future.
An Error Is Not a Failure
Firstly, clearly, differentiate between failure and just a small error. Sometimes even a minute error may look like a big blunder. You may start thinking that the whole process has failed. Only a small rectification is required to get you back on the track.
Under some setups scenarios the flaws in your product get executed in that case the system will generate the incorrect results causing a failure. Though, not all the defects lead to testing failures. A few of them can even be found to be quiet in the code, and these could never ever be noticed. The best example of this that the flaws lie in the dead code will never lead to any big blunders.
Well, not only the defects or certain flaws lead to failures, as failures can be a result of some other reasons too. Even the environmental scenarios including things like a solid magnetic field, radiation burst or some sort of pollution may lead to the problems in the hardware or even the firmware. These types of defects may further prevent or even alter the execution of your software. But you have to keep in mind that sometimes some defects or failures may happen because of human errors. Be it while interacting with software, even a slightest of incorrect input value entered or a result being misunderstood can lead to a testing failure.
Some Of The Easiest Ways To Prevent Errors And Failures Include:
- Adopt the right testing tools at the right time. Never underestimate the power of timely testing. Make sure that you set the plan right to start off a good testing process
- Differentiate between a failure and a defect. Clearly, a defect at times can be resolved. So, prevent the flaws from developing into failures.
- Running testing completely via the UI is a newly adopted approach. Solid and comprehensive testing via the user interface may look like an exception but it is a powerful way to sport the evils on time.
- Close your eyes to the develop/test/deploy pipeline. Always remember the testing process is not about test execution and reporting only, and there is a lot more to it. Environment system, test strategy, tactics, test data, setup; everything is a crucial part of a Software Testing Services process.
Identification of any flaw, categorization, reporting and ultimately eradication are important elements of a Quality Control process. However, the core Software Quality is to establish monitoring and inspecting techniques at every stage of the Software Development process. The aim should be to find out the errors at the time, in order to fix them without wasting any time or money. One of the best ways to do it is by identifying beforehand only and devising quick ways to solve them so that they do not result in failures. But, even if you do face some failures, then try to reach out to the core of the problem, and try and fix it forever.
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