Crafting custom software involves charting requirements and scope, planning for API integration points, writing code, building it, testing it for various aspects, and then deploying it for the user’s environment. We shall be looking into a couple of functional testing best practices to make the Software Development Lifecycle shorter, easier, and less chaotic for all. After all, isn’t that the end goal – an efficient custom software development project?
In short functional testing, as self-explanatory as it is, is a collection of tests that ensure that the custom software is functional in multiple areas – integration, UI/UX, APIs, code change compatibility, so on and so forth. The ideal scenario one expects after functional tests are - zero defects and custom software that meets all the requirements on paper.
Even though functional testing has been around since testing was around, these are challenges that organizations still seem to struggle with.
Here we shall look into a couple of functional testing best practices for custom software development. The umbrella of functional testing covers at least 15 different types of testing, ranging from unit testing, to integration testing, to system testing, regression testing, user acceptance testing, A/B testing, so on and so forth.
However, here we shall just look into only three types of functional testing and their best practices – smoke testing, API testing, system testing.
Custom software is not a stagnant object, rather a dynamic service. The need for custom software solutions is to enable customization, which calls for feature add-ons or edits. However, with each code change creeps in the possibility of a bug and thus a poor end-user experience.
In this age of hyper-connectivity where everything is connected to everything APIs play a vital role. So much so that, custom software development teams are adopting API-first development approaches.
Every client needs a custom software solution that comes with the luxury to integrate with third-party applications as and when required. This way, businesses need not find alternatives to the solutions they were already using, nor do they to upskill their employees on a new tool.
Adopting the shift-left approach would guarantee that unit tests have been carried out successfully before integration tests were even in the picture. System testing is the older sibling to integration testing with many more responsibilities.
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