There are many misconceptions when it comes to software testing, and we at Beta Breakers have heard them all. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top software testing misconceptions so that you can tell the difference between fact and fiction.
Although automated testing is a powerful tool for us testers to employ, you still need human testers. Why? Because humans will be using your software. Who but a human being can decide if an application will be attractive and straightforward for other human users to navigate? The tester’s judgment, experience, and intuition play an essential role in the quality assurance testing process, making automated testing just one part of a complex whole.
Testing Will Result in Bug-Free Software
Frankly put, there is no such thing as bug-free software. Software testing can uncover many defects, but there is no way to guarantee – or prove – that every possible bug has been found. Instead of focusing on the number of bugs you’ve discovered, testing ensures that all necessary components of a product are running smoothly. It also ensures that the end-user will have a positive user experience unhindered by bugs or defects.
Testing is Expensive
Compared to the amount of money your business will lose if your software fails, testing is a relatively inexpensive precaution. By performing proper testing before the release of your software, website, or app, you can be confident that customers will be able to fully explore and enjoy your product when released.
Testers and Developers Don’t Get Along
Testers and developers are two halves to one whole. Both are needed to create exceptional software, so they 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 get a lot more done, and everyone will benefit.
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