applications are being adopted by some of the biggest around the world. Because of the nature of blockchain applications, it further supports how important testing and testers are, and that the field will be more highly thought of and sought after in the future.
The world we live in is changing at a rapid pace. And this change, in turn, is creating a huge demand for better technology solutions. At somidax, we understand that cutting edge solutions that define the future are not built by asking the usual questions, we know that it takes imagination, perseverance, and courage to innovate.
What is software testing?
Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software product or service under test. It involves execution of a software component or system component to evaluate one or more properties of interest. Software testing also helps to identify errors, gaps or missing requirements in contrary to the actual requirements. It can be either done manually or using automated tools.
The basic purpose, to carry out the audit of a software testing phase, is to examine, that if the process, being used and implemented, in the testing process, is of defined and desired standard or not.
Test techniques include the process of executing a program or application with the intent of finding software bugs (errors or other defects), and verifying that the software product is fit for use.
Software testing involves the execution of a software component or system component to evaluate one or more properties of interest. In general, these properties indicate the extent to which the component or system under test:
· meets the requirements that guided its design and development,
· responds correctly to all kinds of inputs,
· performs its functions within an acceptable time,
· it is sufficiently usable,
· can be installed and run in its intended environments, and
· achieves the general result its stakeholders desire.
As the number of possible tests for even simple software components is practically infinite, all software testing uses some strategy to select tests that are feasible for the available time and resources. As a result, software testing typically (but not exclusively) attempts to execute a program or application with the intent of finding software bugs (errors or other defects). The job of testing is an iterative process as when one bug is fixed, it can illuminate other, deeper bugs, or can even create new ones.
But still, there are some markers that help us in determining the closure of the testing phase of the software development life cycle.
- Sufficient pass percentage – Depending on the system, testing can be stopped when an agreed-upon test case pass percentage is reached.
- After a successful test case execution – The testing phase can be stopped when one complete cycle of test cases is executed after the last known bug fix.
- On meeting deadline – Testing can be stopped after deadlines get met with no high priority issues left in the system.
- Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)– MTBF is the time interval between two inherent failures. Based on the different stakeholder’s decisions, if the MTBF is quite large, one can stop the testing.