WEB Testing

Why Web Application Testing is important and how to do it?

WEB Testing

Why Web Application Testing is important and how to do it?

Why Web Application Testing is important and how to do it?

There is a web application for almost everything these days. Be it shopping, watching movies, playing games, or connecting with your friends who stay far away from you. The IT and social media combined era has made web applications a must for every business.

As you develop a web application for your business, you must be aware that there a lot of bugs found in every application in the development stages. To fix these bugs could be a complex task. This is where the need for web application testing arises.

Web application testing is the process of testing your application thoroughly for any errors, bugs, malware, or potential issues that can affect the functionality of the application before you can host it on the web.

This process consists of multiple steps and phases in which the whole application is tested based on few key features that are common to ensure smooth and secure running of an application. Let us break them down for you.

Functional Testing

After you have developed an application, it is important to ensure that it functions the way you have designed it to function. You have to focus on your audience more as it is about how they like it.

Functional Testing is a process where the software testers run test cases based on the software component. They check the functionality of the application by feeding it input and analyzing the output. Let us run down the process for you.

  • Identifying how the application should function.
  • Creation of test cases.
  • Execution of test cases.
  • Analysis of the results.

The objective is to achieve the desired results by making user-friendly environment.

Usability Testing

Usability Testing is focused on testing the application for overall user experience. This process involves external testers depicting your potential user base. The steps followed to conduct Usability Testing are as below.

  • Creating a testing strategy that assures all the functions of your application is properly checked.
  • Involve internal and external test participants.
  • Run the test cases.
  • Analyze results of test cases and make necessary modifications.

Compatibility Testing

This is a crucial step in web application testing. When you host an application on web, it is important to ensure it is compatible with all the browsers and devices.

Compatibility Testing is performed to ensure your application is working on all browsers and devices after it is released. The key elements of compatibility testing are briefed below.

Browser Compatibility

Here, your application is checked for compatibility with all browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on the web to name a few. After testing it for the browsers, it is even tested for compatibility with different versions of these browsers.

Desktop OS compatibility

Testing is conducted to ensure the compatibility of your application with different operating systems like Windows, Mac, & Linux.

Mobile OS compatibility

This is highly essential as the use of mobile devices is very common. Testing is conducted to ensure proper functionality of the application on different mobile platforms like Android and iOS.

Interface Testing

Interface Testing is a process wherein tests are conducted to ensure smooth interactions between an application and the database. This involves checking for error codes and assuring they are displayed properly. All communication processes are also thoroughly checked.

Performance Testing

After testing your application for its functionality and compatibility, next step is to check its performance. Here the application is tested for taking heavy loads. It involves testing the application under varying internet speeds and analyzing the way it responds under normal and peak loads.

Stress testing is conducted to determine when your application can break down and cease to function. You must be aware of all these factors before the users are aware of them.

Security Testing

Security testing in web application testing is conducted to protect your application from unauthorized access, harmful viruses, or other malware. It is the final step in the testing process. Security Testing is conducted with following steps.

  • Running tests to determine if secure access can be gained without authorization.
  • Ensuring that a session is closed when the user goes offline.
  • Ensuring that restricted files cannot be downloaded without authorization.

If you have implemented six steps primarily mentioned above, your application is ready to be hosted on the web. It is equally important as implementation as to make sure it is done correctly.

Sapizon Technologies is one of the best software testing companies. We actively provide services in web application testing all around the world. Our software testers are very professional, highly skilled, and experienced. We have completed more than 100 projects successfully. We offer our services to clients across all industries and across world.

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