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8 Lesser-Known Software Testing Myths and Realities You Should Know

Monday, June 24, 2019  |

Software testing

Software testing myths are affecting the quality of the software for years. These myths are preventing the testers to test the developed software completely. Time has come when we should debunk them and know the realities. Today, we’ve listed 8 myths related to software testing that should be challenged. Know them and go for complete testing of software to build robust solutions.

Software Testing Myths That Are Affecting Software Test Process

It’s Not Necessary to Spend on Testing

Oftentimes, people think that spending too much money on testing software is worthless.

  • Reality: Testing is vital to find out the performance of your software. Proper software testing can save a lot.  Otherwise, the company has to spend a lot on maintaining the software’s performance.

Testing is a Time-Consuming Process

This much-talked about myth is completely baseless.

  • Reality: Software testing done during the SDLC phase is not time-consuming. Sometimes, debugging takes more time. However, you’ve to give this time to boost productivity of the companies through software.

It’s Possible to Test the Products Completely

Generally, clients think that software that are tested thoroughly will give optimal performance. However, this may not be the case always.

  • Reality: Testing the software completely isn’t possible. Actually, the software may have some vulnerabilities, which are difficult to remove. These vulnerabilities may cause issues later.

Testing Can Be Done Only After The Software Is Developed Fully

It’s one of the most common software testing myths that software can be tested only when it’s developed completely. This is not true.

  • Reality: Testers should test Software at different phases of adding and removing functionalities.  On the contrary, if you test the software after the complete development of the software, its overall performance may get affected.

Finding Bugs is the Only Purpose of Software Testing

It’s a partial truth. Checking the bugs during software testing is a big job.

  • Reality: However, that doesn’t mean that testers only check bugs during the process. To say the truth, various areas that can bring down the performance are also checked and fixed while testing.

Clicking at Randomly is Testing

Testing is all about tracking details by clicking on UI of the software randomly. This is a common perception, which you should debunk.

  • Reality: Testers perform the test thoroughly. This test is significant to ensure that the UI of the software is working fine. Therefore, they may need to click on various parts of the software randomly to explore its UI. However, this is also just a part of the testing. The ordinary people may see this as some random clicks.

Testing is Only About Documentation

Anyone working on a project has to do documentation. But, there’s a myth testers only fill excel sheets while testing software. Let’s see how true this is.

  • Reality: Testers document the important facts. This documentation enables them to look back at the issues. Most of the times, testers use Microsoft excel sheet for this purpose. However, you can make the documentation process easy by using test management software.

Software Testing is Easy

Often people with less experience and knowledge consider this testing process easy.

  • Reality: Testers testing the software should have in-depth knowledge about its various facets. It is a complicated process. If the testers do any mistake, the overall performance of the software will go down.

The Bottom Line

The method of software testing has changed. Frequent evolving of technology has made the testing process easy.  However, that shouldn’t keep the testers away from testing. Rather, they should focus on building simple software so as to fix all its issues quickly.

Building a software giving optimal performance isn’t a plain sailing. Challenges will come on your way. Only a knowledgeable software developer can overcome those challenges efficiently. You may need the help of a good company for the same. Complete Web Graphics offers high-quality software development services. To get in touch with our team, visit https://www.completewebgraphics.com

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