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Achieving Comprehensive Software Testing Before The Release

How well does your developed software or application behave is something that can make or break your business. The behavior of your application depends on how comprehensively it is tested. Compromising in testing means compromising on your customer count and your business reputation. So, testing your application should never be overlooked.
To achieve comprehensive software testing, there are certain aspects that shouldn’t be overlooked. Considering these aspects can prove beneficial for the businesses as well as customers before the release of the application.

Achieve maximum test coverage by covering all functional points

Testing an application completely means achieving maximum test coverage by covering all the functional points. Due to the tight deadlines, it becomes difficult for organizations to test the software completely. Sometimes, organizations might go for a release without achieving maximum test coverage, and this results in the failure of application putting down the business and brand down. So, an application should be tested covering all the functional points to make sure that the application works well when end users are using it.

Adopting both manual testing and automation testing

The compelling need of achieving “faster time to market” and the advancements in software testing made automation testing to stand at the top. But, ignoring manual testing completely will not yield better outcome, the combination of both automation and manual testing enables to deliver quality software release.
Automation is the best alternative to save time and effort on doing certain tasks which are tedious to do manually. So, we can say that automation cannot be a complete replacement for manual testing. At first, the software should be tested manually and when it gains some kind of stability, automation can be implemented accordingly.

Exploratory Testing to increase the application quality

Exploratory Testing is a process of finding defects in an application without test cases, it is a process of executing ad hoc tests developed logically. At most organizations, this is an underrated process but it is actually a powerful way to increase the application quality before the release.

Occasional defects can impact end user experience

When testing an application, testers will report a few defects that are occasional, meaning they don’t reproduce. So, it becomes in communicating with developers to fix such defects and it intends to ignore them. But when the application goes live and if end users come across same the defect, then it will impact the end user experience. Therefore, occasional defects shouldn’t be ignored, they should be recorded as a video and reported.