In our previous article, we had talked about the software bug, how to detect the software bug and what brings about s system error.
A recap, we have it that a software bug is a fault in a program which causes it to behave abnormally. That is an error in a software program.
How do we test for software bugs?
We can do a manual or automated testing.
Automated testing – automated testing is done through an automation tool, less time is needed in exploratory tests and more time is needed in maintaining test scripts while increasing overall test coverage. Usually, software testings are done by software engineers. Automation Testing means using an automation tool to execute your test suite.
The automation software can also enter test data into the System Under Test, compare expected an actual results and generate detailed test reports.
Though automation testing demands considerable investments of money and resources, successive development cycles will require execution of same test suite repeatedly. Using a test automation tool, it’s possible to record this test suite and replay it as required. Once the test suite is automated, no human intervention is required.
There are various kinds of automation tools to mention a few, we have
- Selenium: An automation test tool suitable for a web application.
- Ranorex: An automation tool used for both desktop, web, and mobile application.
- Watir: Pronounced as ‘water’ this is also used to automate web application testing.
- Tosca Testsuite: This is used to automate software testing.
In sum, automation testing is the use of tools to execute a test. It is limited to what it was designed for, and it is based on the efficiency of the design.