Activities in Testing
Testing is an infinite process of comparing the invisible with the ambiguous to avoid the unexpected happening to the unknown.
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We are specialists in testing web-based applications such as online shops, booking systems, portals and other applications. We also consider the system as a whole, into very deep into middleware and core systems, e.g. Master data management, logistics, inventory management, etc.Our clients include companies from the sectors finance & banking, insurance, tourism (airline, ticketing, hotels, …), automotive, media, hosting and more. We offer a holistic service in test consulting, test automation and the development of test solutions for the entiresoftware lifecycle from specification to maintenance.
Software testingis a technical discipline to audit function and quality to ensure. It is in no way intuitive, but one highly specialized and very demanding discipline within IT. Although the importance of software testing is widely known and accepted, the required skills and associated effort often underestimated. Our consultants provide the necessary know-how in both quality standards and software engineering best practices.
As an independent service provider,we provide your complete test management to manage, design, implement, and run all tests.
Best Practise Testing
One thing that developers underestimate and often neglect is testing. However, it is the key in every application development. Without this fixed component of software development lifecycle, a software or application can not gain a foothold in the market. The right assessment determines the software quality, which in turn consists of several dimensions such as functions, configuration and arrangement.
There are several strategies for performing quality tests, such as Compatibility testing across multiple platforms or applications, functional testing, usability testing, and scalability, performance, and robustness testing, etc. One important thing in this context is that test execution should be given by experienced and qualified testers, and that testers should not act as developers at the same time. During testing, some rules must be followed to get the best possible results.
Testing a software or application is just as important as costly, which is why the procedure and strategy require very careful implementation. As a tester, it always helps if it can be planned in advance.
Careful planning and execution prior to the evaluation phase ensures the success and benefits of testing. In the planning phase, five essential steps must be followed
- Baseline tests
- Definition of criteria and goals (expected)
- Be prepared for the unexpected and challenges during the testing phase
- Constant and direct exchange with customer, department, operation as well as developers
- Early involvement of third parties
2. Create a solid test strategy
Setting up a sound strategy ensures that the most effective and appropriate procedures are followed from the start of the project. An effective strategy includes explorative, automated and manual testing to efficiently minimize risk and tighten approval cycles.
Here one considers three different test approaches:
- Integration – Adding all involved subsystems together to make sure that component sets match and interact correctly
- Unit – Test the smallest units of the system to use their input and output values accurately and correctly
- Functional – Support for end-to-end scenarios at (end) user level
Essentially function tests are enough to affect the entire system. However, unit and integration tests are extremely important as they provide more insight into the inner workings such as recovery speed and system performance.
3. Load and Performance Testing
Applications must sustain a large number of concurrent users and transactions. Thus, it is a scenario to analyze the performance and handling of a load with a large number of users. This is done by increasing the number of users, for example from 10 – 1000, each linearly within 30-60 minutes. The start of all 1000 users at the same time brings little information, because it could come with the system immediately to a complete failure, if the load can not be intercepted. However, this does not provide information on threshold values, tolerances and system limits. After reaching the full number of users, the load can be increased by increasing the transactions per second. This gives you the best overview of system and components such as server, network, etc.
4. Management through experience and information
Experience is undoubtedly one of the strongest benefits, especially in software evaluation. In addition, the management must ensure that all parties involved are sufficiently informed and created an exchange, so that they are informed about all aspects and thus achieve the best possible solutions and discover findings.
5. Get feedback early
It starts with the development process itself, where the test engineers can be involved. They can provide feedback on sustainable development and have architectural knowledge that can lead to an excellently developed application.
Nowadays, software projects are far more complex than they used to be. Due to the rapid development of methods and procedures, it is important to always keep an open eye and to establish some basic rules before the start of the work. The same applies to software testing. Knowing what to do and what to avoid will help in the long run. When hiring a testing company, you need to make sure that the team has proven experience in dealing with medium and large test projects over a long period of time.
Rocketlab offers both experience and knowledge. All our testers have expertise in a variety of disciplines, providing holistic coverage for large-scale software and application testing.
If you see an added value through our service, we look forward to assisting you in your project.