The software development process can be long and tedious, and you are bound to make mistakes. That’s why many developers use software testing to check for and correct those mistakes. However, if you don’t use software testing, these mistakes won’t be caught, and your end product will have bugs that will hurt user experience. Here are just some of the most common software bugs you may encounter without software testing.
When people are using your website, they’re likely using it through one of many browser extensions. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari are just a few of the most popular browsers. As such, websites need to be compatible with all of the major types of browsers in order to ensure good user experience across the board. Without instituting compatibility testing, however, you may not be able to catch bugs that only appear in certain browsers.
If you enter invalid characters into your validation fields, or exceed the maximum length, then errors and bugs can easily crop up. These bugs are extremely common and typically not that severe, but there are a few that can truly make or break your software.
If your site or app requires age restrictions (such as with dating apps or websites for alcoholic beverages), there are often bugs related to date control. These are most commonly found in the registration forms where people are inputting their birth date. Why? Because developers often only test for the exact cut-off date, when in reality you have to test for the dates immediately preceding and following the cut-off date.
Crashes caused by button clicks
Chances are you’ve experienced a time where you’ve clicked on just one button and suddenly the entire app crashes. These hidden time-bombs are extremely common but difficult to weed out by developers. With software testing, though, you’ll be able to spot and correct these bugs far more easily than you would otherwise.