There are no methods of the testing of sites that will allow detecting errors in the software with 100% probability. Thus, the best software testing companies use a formal testing process. According to this process it is possible to prove that there are no software errors only, from the point of view of the chosen method of testing. Thus, it turns out that there is no possibility to establish and to ensure that no errors or defects that may occur due to human error, present at all stages of the life cycle of the software. At the moment there are many approaches to software testing.
Different Approaches to Test a Website:
The usual practice is that after the software development and before the transfer of the product to the customer the testing of a site is conducted. Usually it is expressed in the form of a separate phase of testing, the entire cycle of software development.
Web site testing starts simultaneously with the start of product development and continues throughout. This approach requires more resources, but the quality of testing is much higher.
Different Types of Testing to Perform Website Testing:
It tests the smallest possible part of the website, such as, Class, function, etc.
It looks for problems in the interfaces (not the custom views of the data) of interaction between the modules of the system.
It verifies the system compliance with the original requirements.
Browser Compatibility Testing
It includes testing of websites in different browsers. It is worth noting that during functional testing of websites, there will be checked the correct operation of the web application and the uniformity of design in all modern browsers.
Website testing for compatibility is a form of non-functional testing, which allows to understand whether the website works correctly in different browsers, operating systems, different screen extension and other variable parameters.
Check types for compatibility
There are many types of testing for compatibility. The main ones are:
Compatibility with equipment – verifies whether it works correctly on different hardware configurations.
Compatibility with operating systems (OS) – developed software is tested on different operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc.).
Work with software checks for the correct operation of new software together with existing.
Networking – the correct functioning is tested on various network topologies, data transmission speeds and capacities.
Browser compatibility – checks how a website performs in different browsers, as Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and others.
In addition, it conducts the testing compatibility of new software with different devices and mobile phones, which also can be set differently.
When should we start testing compatibility of pages with browsers?
Depending on the weight, complexity, and algorithms used for the operation of the site, testing for cross-browser starts at different times:
As early as possible if the page contains complicated algorithms, lots of animation, ActiveX, Java applets and/or dynamic content.
Immediately after functional testing it should be conducted in all other cases.
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