Have you ever thought what would happen to us if we didn’t have software to ease our daily life? Just the question or the thought of a software-less world gives nightmares, doesn’t it? Well, thankfully we won’t have to face such a day. However, in order to make sure that your customer uses your software loyally (and doesn’t scoot over to the one launched by your competitor) you need to provide them with the perfect software which is free of bugs, updates fast, adapts to various environments and stress levels and recovers fast after it has stopped working due to some problem.
- Black Box Testing checks out the functional aspect of your software without concentrating much on the design of the internal build up.
- White Box Testing mainly stresses on the coding of the software. It checks out whether the internal software and coding of the software are pitch perfect or not.
- Unit Testing which is usually the job of the programmers, checks the sanity of the various small portions in which the software may be broken down into and requires huge knowledge in coding.
- Incremental Integration Testing is a continuous testing procedure which keeps checking the software as additional modules are being integrated to it so that they can be checked for their compatibility to one another.
- Integration Testing is perfect for testing the behavior of the modules when they are integrated and how they are dependent on one another.
- Functional Testing tests how the software functions. It gives you an insight on the output of the software when a particular input is provided so that you can check whether it gives the desired results.
- System Testing tests the software as a whole and doesn’t pay heed to the individual modules.
- End-To-End Testing provides a reality check for the software. While in SDLC, the software is checked in developmental area where the platform you are using may be different from that of the customers. This test will give you the actual performance result which will occur in reality.
- Sanity Testing pushes your software to the end limits of its stress and checks how stable, it is at that point and how much time it takes to pounce back into its original form once it hangs.
- Regression Testing is probably the most important tests of SDLC as it checks the whole software and provides you with a detailed report of all the modifications that the software needs in order to make it as perfect as possible to make it desirable to the customers.
- Alpha Testing checks out the workability of your software in the developmental area itself by boosting it with a virtually created real world experiences that it may face once launched.
- Beta Testing is the ultimate test which is done by the real life end users to check how well the software is suited for them. It determines the final changes you need to make before launching the system or sending it into mass production.
There are many more software testing procedures which are being followed in the market these days, however, the above mentioned are the most popular ones, which will provide you with maximum coverage as long as it comes to software testing. They will provide you with as detailed a report on the tweaks that needs to be done, as possible.