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Cloud Testing

Cloud Testing

Cloud Testing is a type of software testing which uses cloud environment for testing.

As we all know in the near future majority of IT companies will be on cloud, according to blog post of Oracle“SaaS market segment will be at minimum 80 percent of the entire application market.”

According to the post the predictions are –
1) At least 80 percent of production applications will be in the cloud (up from approximately 25 percent of SaaS applications today)
2) Two cloud suite providers will have 80% of the SaaS apps market
3) 100 percent of new development testing (Dev/Test) will be in the cloud
4) Virtually all enterprise data will be stored in the cloud
5) Enterprise clouds will be the most secure IT environments

As the environment will change and most of the application will be cloud based, their testing pattern will also change and will gradually move towards Cloud Testing.

The need of cloud testing will be visible to companies when they will see what are the benefits they will have, it may be incurring low cost on environment, it’s ease of customization or their desired scalability of computing resources.

As cloud computing is being the big thing in industry right now, using cloud for testing will help organizations achieve their maximum efficiency.

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Reasons Why Bugs Should Be Fixed

Bugs Should Be Fixed

Bugs Should Be Fixed

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.It’s an error that prevents the application from functioning as it should.

There are many reasons for software bugs. Most common reason is human mistakes in software design and coding.Once you know the causes for software defects it will be easier for you to take corrective actions to minimize these defects.

When actual result deviates from the expected result while testing a software application or product then it results into a defect. Hence, any deviation from the specification mentioned in the product functional specification document is a bug.

The main reasons why bugs should be fixed are mentioned below :

1) Unfixed bugs camouflage other bugs
2) Unfixed bugs suggest quality isn’t important
3) Unfixed bugs leads to duplicate efforts
4) Unfixed bugs lead to unreliable metrics
5) Unfixed bugs distract the entire team
6) Unfixed bugs leads to inaccurate estimates
7) Unfixed bugs hinder short notice releases
8) Fixing familiar code is easy than unfamiliar code
9) Fixing a bugs today costs less than tomorrow
10) Discussion on unfixed bugs later is waste of time

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Top 5 Benefits of Software Testing

Software testing

Software testing

Software Testing is a process of identifying bugs or faults in your existing product before it is in the hand of our end users.Below are the top 5 main benefits due to which companies go with the decision of doing software testing.

1) Software testing helps in identifying and fixing bugs before the software becomes operational, the risk of failure can be reduced considerably.
2) Any software does not necessarily work alone. Sometimes it has to integrate and function with other existing legacy systems, as need be. In such cases software testing gives a much needed assurance that it will work suitably and its performance won’t get affected due to the integration.
3) Software testing is a part of the software development process. It performs a root cause analysis for which helps in making it more efficient.
4) Software testing is carried out keeping the end user in mind. With a foresight for the scenarios that the end user will possibly face, tests are carried out and their accuracy and efficiency are duly noted for any discrepancies.
5) Reliability of software can be measured by certification or its conformation with any set technical standard. This helps in creating confidence and a healthy business relationship.

Software Testing can be of great use when done at right time as it enhance the efficiency of the products by keeping end user in mind.

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Difference Between Testing on Real Devices and Mobile Emulators

Real Devices or Emulator

Real Devices or Emulator


The main question which arises on every testers mind before starting the testing process, whether they perform these tests on real devices or they use emulators.
Testers needs to decide if they want to use real devices then how much cost is involved in that or that how much they can rely on emulators.
Suppose a tester has to do a mobile testing of an application, then it needed to be tested on all major/supported mobile devices like Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows phones and other types of tablets and iPads.
Having access to all these devices may be not possible for many testers, then they use mobile emulators. Emulators are software programs designed to provide simulation for important features of a smartphones.
Below are the 5 criteria on which a tester decides whether they need real devices or they will be using emulators –
1) Price – Getting real devices will cost you a lot, but Emulator is almost free, we just need to download and install them.
2) Processing Speed – Real devices has faster processing; however network latency may be normal. On the other hand Emulator is slower as compared to actual devices. It has observed less latency than real devices connected to the local network or in the cloud.
3) Debugging – In real devices debugging is not that easy but Emulator provides step-by-step debugging of an application. Also, it provides an efficient way for capturing screenshots.
4) Web-app Testing – In real devices web applications can be tested in a normal way, on the other hand testing a web application is much easier on emulator.
5) Reliability – Testing on a real device has a major advantage that it always gives accurate but emulator cannot simulate all types of user interactions; hence it may lead to false results sometimes. So it scores low when it comes to reliability.
So, if you need to decide to use real device or emulators, make your decisions based on the above mentioned 5 criteria.

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Why Test Plan is important in Software Testing

TestOrigen - TestPlan

A test plan is a document describing the scope, approach, objectives, resources, and schedule of a software testing effort. It identifies the items to be tested, items not be tested, who will do the testing, the test approach followed, what will be the pass/fail criteria, training needs for team, the testing schedule etc.

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How Software Testing Affects Companies And People

Now a days anything which we are using is dependent on any software. Software plays a very critical role in our lives at this point of time. Software is everywhere whether we talk, travel, study or doctors performs different tests or operations etc.

So, if it’s so important then it needs to be correct also, because it is affecting life of people in every way. Companies are investing major amount of their investment in R&D and making their product correct so that it provides the desired result. Assume if these software don’t work correctly, what will be its affect as it is used everywhere in health, security, transport, business etc. Companies know the ill-effect of using not correct software, so they are investing a particular amount in doing the proper testing of those software before it goes to people for use.

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