Over the years, the team at Beta Breakers has heard all sorts of myths about software testing. Some of these falsities seem to pop up more often than others, leading us to compile a list of the top five testing myths we would like to denounce.
Automated Testing Will Eliminate the Need for Manual Testing
Although automated testing is a powerful tool for us testers to employ, we don’t see this feature ever eliminating the need for human testers to be present and working.
One simple reason why: Who but a human being can decide if an application will be attractive and simple for other human users to navigate? The tester’s judgement, experience and intuition play an important part in the quality assurance testing process, making automated testing just one part of a complex whole.
Although automated assistance is more than welcoming in our testing labs, machines and humans have completely different skill sets, making both invaluable during the software testing process.
Testing Will Result in Bug Free Software
As we have mentioned in previous posts, bug free software just does not exist. Testing is performed to uncover as many defects as possible in the time allotted, but there is no way to guarantee – or prove – that every possible bug has been uncovered. Instead of focusing on the number of bugs found, testing ensures that all necessary components of a product are running smoothly and that the end user will have a positive user experience that is unhindered by bugs and defects.
Testing is Expensive
When compared to the amount of money your business will lose if your software fails, testing is actually a quite inexpensive precaution.
By performing proper testing before the release of your software, website or app, you can be certain that customers will be able to fully explore and enjoy your product when it is released. Not after patches and updates have been created to put a stop to errors and crashes.
Testers and Developers Don’t Get Along
Testers and developers are two halves to one whole. Both are needed to create exceptional software and the two groups should work together to ensure that a product is functioning at peak performance before being released to the public.
By thinking of the opposite group as your teammates instead of your opponents, you will be able to get a lot more done and everyone will benefit.
Testing is Boring
Here at Beta Breakers we love what we do! Software testing is both a creative and challenging endeavor that allows our team to keep their skills sharp while exploring and solving new puzzles every day.
To learn more about the testing process and the variety of quality assurance tests we can perform on your product, visit us online or contact us by phone at 415-878-2990. We look forward to working with you to help ensure your software is the best it can be!