Is Software Testing Really That Important?
Professional software developers are of great demand today as we observe insane boost in technological development. Every one of us is using specialised software at work or at home, numerous web browsers and various apps on our mobile devices. We all may be irritated if chosen software doesn’t work as expected or has errors. In this case, users can lose money, time and customers. All these potential misfortunes prove the importance of QA services.
Why problems with using software may arise? There are several obvious reasons:
- Software user may not have enough knowledge about the product;
- Developers made mistakes during coding, and it led to bugs and defects;
- Software might be used in the wrong way.
Deviqa mobile application testers are always ready to provide full-cycle testing services in order to avoid poor software performance. But why is testing soft so essential?
- Software testing is aimed at finding defects, bugs and errors that developers could have made;
- Apps and software of high quality ensure positive reviews and satisfaction among customers;
- Quality product can improve reputation;
- Software failures can be very expensive and testing allows to prevent this in future
- Testing procedure is important for successful performance of software application when used by customers.
What is a bug?
While designing the software, developers are making mistakes that result in flaws and errors in operational processes. How these defects can be recognised?
- During operation actual result may differ from the expected one. This deviation is a defect. Also, some testers may call it bug, problem or incident;
- If the end result of the designed software application doesn’t meet expectations or requirements it results into a bug as well.
Such defects usually take place if there were a mistake in coding and should be eliminated during QA procedure. When a bug is found, tester prepares a report for the developer – issue report or bug report. This document includes following information:
- Error ID. Every registered bug has own ID number;
- Bug description;
- Product version – specifies apps’ version where the error was found;
- Detail steps with screenshots allow developers recreate the error appearance;
- Details of the tester who discovered described error;
- Status of the error: assigned, new, retest, closed failed, and many others;
- Name of the developer, who if assigned to fix the problem;
- Severity level – low, medium or high, describes the range of impact of the bug in the software;
- Date closed.
Quality assurance process is vital and have massive impact on end result. It requires planning, analysing, designing and much more. In order to have a quality software don’t forget contacting QA specialists.