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Fundamentals of Software Testing and Quality Assurance

Software testing and quality assurance is the activity of checking whether the expected results match the actual results.

Software testing and quality assurance helps to ensure that the software system is defect free. It helps to identify missing requirements, gaps, or errors that might be contrary to the requirements.

Software testing is the penultimate step before the launch of the product to the market. It includes examination, analysis, observation, and evaluation of different aspects of a product.

Professional software testers use a combination of manual testing with automated tools. After conducting tests, the testers report the results to the development team. The end goal is to deliver a quality product to the customer, which is why software testing is so important.

Quality assurance (QA) in software testing is defined as a procedure to ensure the quality of software products or services provided to the customers by an organization.

Quality assurance focuses on improving the software development process and making it efficient and effective as per the quality standards defined for software products.

Software testing and quality assurance is critical to preventing businesses from losing money – a lot of it.

There are several prominent software testing methodologies today. The waterfall model, for example, is a well-structured software development model that is quite applicable in the software testing process. As a sequential model, waterfall follows a distinct approach to perform the testing. It is a simple engineering model to perform software testing with ease and efficiency.

Agile methodology, on the other hand, uses a much different approach to software testing. It is a more sophisticated software development model with an incremental testing approach. As the requirement varies with time no other models could offer a flexible development/test cycle.

The agile model mitigates these issues by being more resilient to incorporate changing conditions. Irrespective of a static –process and tool-based approach agile methodology provide more importance to customer and developers.

Then there’s iterative development. In this model, each component/ module will subject to repeated test processes. It works on three consecutive cycles –formulate, test, evaluate.

Right after the iteration of each part a new/enhanced model will develop and surrender to testing. Hence, with the immediate test feedback, the required changes can be added in the design/functionality/usability with the new model.

The extreme programming method has a close relation to Agile methodology and promotes short test/development cycles. Dividing the project into numerous pieces, in the extreme programming model, each piece would be subject to the user test at its release.

It possesses a test-driven approach, and it is more suitable for clients who don’t have a definite idea about the product.

Fundamentals of Software Testing and Quality Assurance Course by Tonex

Fundamentals of Software Testing and Quality Assurance is a 2-day course that covers basic software testing and principles for today’s rigorous testing demands. This fundamentals course provides participants with powerful tools and techniques to reduce software defects, improve the quality and enhance your business success.

Learn about the basics of software testing, fundamentals of graph theory needed for software testing, software development life cycle, distributions and data analysis in software testing, software testing strategies and static testing.

Also learn about the different methodologies applied for software testing including: static testing, white/black box testing, performance testing, and system testing or even usability tests.

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