Functional testing is a pivotal element for strengthening the quality of developed software. Functional testing basically refers to the black box testing that evaluate a particular IT product with reference to the functional requirements indicated with its specification. Functional test analysis process involves the testing activities which measure the code of each component to assure quality.
Is the application you’re about to release functionally fit? Are you sure?
Manual validation of product functionality is an accepted practise of gaining confidence in product quality. Business and technical requirements are decomposed and test cases are prepared and executed. Test results will provide a real indication of the fitness of the application software over a range of normal and abnormal operating conditions. The test techniques you employ could range from formal to informal but the effectiveness of your testing will have significant impact to your product quality. Testhouse have provided manual testing support to different types of applications employing different technologies and supporting business needs in various industry segments. Your organisation may benefit from our previous experience.
Functional correctness over a wide range of operating conditions is a critical success factor for any of your applications. Rapid development and adoption of newer Web designs, User Interface technologies, Web standards, proliferation of mobile devices of varying capability (hardware, browsers, screen resolutions & operating systems) along with increasing business demand for complex functionality and security complicates this picture further. Exhaustive and extensive testing can be unrealistic and expensive. You will need a well calibrated strategy to ensure your product quality does not degrade on certain configurations. You can make use of our lab equipped with latest mobile devices, operating systems versions and popular browser combinations.
The business environment of today is fast changing, nimble and competitive. Consequently your software applications will need be subjected to frequent releases. To be cloud friendly, newer software design patterns favour a move from complex monolithic style to a collection of loosely coupled but highly versatile and responsive services supporting the same business logic. The number of integrating services /applications creates a multiplier effect on regression impact at each release. Your regression testing strategy needs to be multi-layered and preferably automation dependent to support the business demands of change. Talk to one of our experts to explore ways to strengthen your regression testing programme.
Many of your applications will have business, technical and operational requirements. Some applications may have additional regulatory and compliance requirements. You may be familiar with the regular approach of applications users validating these applications from their end-use perspective against relevant specifications/predefined acceptance criteria. Modern agile projects tend to use acceptance testing frameworks to validate end-user requirements early in the life-cycle. The end-users from the business, technical and operational streams often are not experts in software testing and may miss validating the product thoroughly thereby increasing the risk of failure in production. The test team alone may not have the necessary application insight to effectively test the solution. Combined effort will therefore be required from end-users and the test team to define the scope, approach and extent of acceptance tests. Netow Solutions will be keen to help you if you are unsure about the applicability of a specific acceptance test framework/worried about the level of effort/ co-ordination required or you need help with defining acceptance criteria.
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