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Testing Ignorance in These Areas Can Fail Your Application

Software testing is an integral part of the software development lifecycle. Without authenticity and commitment to software testing, companies cannot promise exceptional customer experiences through their software products. When it comes to today's landscape, the software testing space is changing for the better, so much so that there are visible shifts in the space owing to technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and IoT. While automation is the desired outcome of leveraging these technologies for software testing, the expected results hint at a paradigm shift in the area of software testing- moving from manual to autonomous.

Companies are employing all kinds of testing strategies to save time and costs on their product development, and software testing is becoming increasingly strict in organizations that commit to delivering excellent products and services to their customers. But, there are always some instances where software applications fail due to loopholes in the testing process. Be it small applications with large potential, or large and significant applications, they do fail and Software Testing Processes are to be blamed.

Here are 5 reasons why applications fail and how to prevent that from occurring:

  • Reduce Manual Errors: Most failures in applications are due to the error of the software testing admin who forgot to test some conditions or test scenarios, where there were faults and errors. Some manual error risks include rebooting of the production database instead of the test database, identifying architectural errors in the design of the product, etc. These risks can be mitigated by the use of automated testing tools. For effective testing to take place without any room for errors, it is important that all components of the development environment be present in the testing environment.
  • Failure in detection by monitoring systems: Another common problem is that of missing out on any server failures or disturbances in the server behaviour because of lack of detection capabilities in the monitoring systems. Application health-checking services should return a proper assessment of the health of the application under check and look for valid responses to requests such as HTTP.
  • Incorrect implementation of business rules:  Software testing is not just about the software, but also about the understanding of the intention behind the software's specific aspects. A lack of understanding on the part of the software developer can result in a gap between what the software product was expected to do and what it does. Vague system requirements and specifications often lead to this issue in software testing. This is the reason why clear and concise communication of requirements to the software tester is so critical.
  • Comprehensive Testing:  According to a study, it was found that about 44 percent of software defects were identified by the users of the application, meaning that software testing needs to be comprehensive and end-to-end for a software product to achieve near-perfection. When software testing happens in the blink of an eye, errors are bound to be left behind in the process, which later goes on to reduce customer satisfaction and mar the application's brand image.
  • Complex Applications: In a small number of cases, the underlying applications are so complex that it is hard to test them in and out. When an application takes a series of steps to complete simple tasks, it becomes nearly impossible to test the application in its entirety and bugs and flaws are left behind. Not just that but such applications also cannot make customers happy. Simplification of applications and their features is the key here.

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The next time you have to build and test a software application, taking care of the aspects mentioned above will help you test applications faster and more efficiently.

About The Author
Karishma Nimavat

Karishma Nimavat is a Content Marketing Specialist for NEX Software where she writes on latest updates on software testing. She always seems to offer insights in web, app or software testing, development, and design. She's especially involved in writing about the recent innovations in technology.

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