Most businesses rely on numerous software applications (both internal software applications and customer-facing applications) to perform even the most basic of tasks. As a result, even a minor issue with your software can cause a costly disruption in your day-to-day operations or can hurt your customer experience. It’s why your software should be routinely tested for bugs and other issues. In fact, software testing is vital to your company’s cyber-security as well. Thorough software testing can help to identify potential vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
Here at Cyber Group, our team of experts can provide a variety of custom software testing solutions to ensure that your organization’s software runs smoothly and isn’t vulnerable to potential security threats.
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No two organizations use the same systems and applications, which is why we create a custom software testing strategy for every client. We also understand that software testing can take up a lot of valuable time. Testing every application constantly simply isn’t efficient, so we employ a value-based methodology. This is done by evaluating your existing applications and identifying those that have the highest risk exposure (meaning, chance of defect) and prioritizing those applications.
The following are some of the different software testing solutions that our team may implement as part of our software testing services based on our value-based methodology:
User acceptance testing is a process in which you, the client, test your software’s features and functionality on your end to make sure everything works as intended. Essentially, you’re evaluating your own application by using it to see if you notice any technical issues and to determine whether the application meets your business requirements.
When building a new application, smoke testing is performed in the initial stages of development to validate the build and to make sure there aren’t any serious issues. Smoke testing is meant to reveal any major defects that exist that will prevent the application from being tested further.
If you’ve made a major update to your software (such as by adding new features or functionality), we will typically run a regression test. Regression testing will help uncover any unintended consequences of the changes made to your code (which can occur when a newly developed part of an application conflicts with existing code). This can result in degraded or lost features as well as the return of old bugs. There are several methods of regression testing that we can run, such as running previous sets of test cases to look for any previously fixed issues that have resurfaced.
Functional testing ignores the internal aspects of an application and focuses solely on the software’s output. It tests whether or not the functional requirements of the application are being met and ensures that the software does what it’s supposed to do for the user. This form of testing can be automated so that you can schedule the functional testing of important applications routinely without having to waste time on some of the more repetitive tasks involved.
We can write automated software tests to help save time and make the testing process much more efficient. For example, automated tests are very useful for regression testing. However, there are some software tests that should be performed manually, like user acceptance testing, for example.
As you rely more on certain applications (and you add more users to your organization), you will want to run performance tests on your software. Performance testing determines how an application will perform under their expected workload. It can also be used to measure things like the reliability, resource usage, and scalability of a program. There are several types of performance tests that we may run, one of which is load testing. Load testing determines how much of a load a program can handle without any degradation in its optimal performance.
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- Testing Ensures 100% System Reliability
- Testing Your Applications
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Testing Ensures 100%
You want both your organization and your customers to be able to rely on your software applications. Defects that arise in your applications can hurt your company’s ability to do business and cost it money. For your customer facing apps, bugs and performance issues can hurt your customer experience and reduce sales. These are the steps we will take to make sure that our software testing solutions will ensure 100 percent system reliability.
Managing your test data is vital to an effective software testing strategy. It allows us to minimize and optimize the size of your software testing data. It also lets us collect and centralize all documentation and resources involved in testing your software.
We will plan, design, store, and manage all of your software testing processes and methodologies, which allows our team to have control over all of the data, files, policies, and rules that are created during the entire testing life cycle of your software. Test data management also allows us to keep your test data separate from your production data in addition to keeping the version of your tested software, tracking all bugs that were discovered, and performing additional testing processes.
We will build a software testing framework and establish testing standards that are customized to your specific needs. Testing frameworks and standards are a set of protocols or rules that will provide an environment in which we can execute automated testing scripts. By building a framework and establishing testing standards, we can enable better code reusability, reduce manual effort, reduce maintenance costs, maximize coverage, and make reporting easier.
Our team is capable of using a variety of software testing solutions. We will test the functionality of your software, your APIs, and the performance of your software using a variety of tools, including both open-source testing solutions that are available for free in addition to testing software that requires purchase.
When we run functional tests, we don’t inspect the code of the software — instead, we compare the output received to the output that’s expected. Essentially, we use functional testing tools to determine if your software is working as intended. The following are some of the most popular functional testing tools available that we are capable of using effectively:
- Selenium with Java
- Selenium with C#
- Katalon Studio
When testing APIs, we will use a variety of tools to test the software directly as well as to perform integration testing. Doing this will allow us to determine if your APIs meet functionality, performance, security, and reliability expectations. The following are some of the API testing tools that we commonly use:
- Katalon Studio
We use the following performance testing tools in order to identify whether your applications are capable of maintaining their performance under a specified workload and in regards to scalability:
- Load runner
Testing Your Applications Is a Crucial Component of Any Critical Business Plan
Consider how many different applications your business depends on in every department across your organization — not to mention the apps you develop specifically for customer use. Should any of these software applications fail, they can cause significant damage to your company, both to its bottom line and its reputation. As such, a software testing strategy is an important part of your business plan. At Cyber Group, we can offer comprehensive software testing services to help ensure that you can continue to rely on your software without worry.
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