Software testing is the most crucial in website or software development process. The main aim of testing is to find faults and errors in the software. Early planning of the software testing process and testing basing on the user requirements other the client should be done. Testing of a software is done by a software tester. Now there are different methods of testing depending on the tester he or she can test both the structural and the functional features of a software. Below are some points about software testing method categories.
Unit testing is a method that tests only a particular set of codes or a specific basic program for the software. The syntax and the logical errors in a program and codes are identified in this testing category. The testing can be entrusted to an organization or a single tester. It is advisable to correct the errors immediately they are identified. The unit testing is the most sensitive among all the software testing methods since errors not identified are passed to the integration testing method.
Integration testing is the next category of testing since the tested units are grouped together to perform a particular function. Errors not identified in the unit testing can be identified in the integration testing. The unit compatibility is done in the integration testing category and correction measure are put to ensure the testing process continues smoothly. This product is tested using results on the users computer while testing a software is called system testing. The system testing deals with the functionality of the system.
Interface testing is another category of software systems. Users are asked on their opinion about the interface of the software and whether they can click the buttons in the interface. This interface should always be simple to understand and use and the interface of a software should be attractive and maybe used even to market the software developer. Acceptance testing is checking whether the software is appreciated by the users and the owners of the company. Managers should give reviews about the new software installed in their systems and ask for support where the are unable to understand.
Non-functionality testing can be done to ensure that the software performs as required. Loading jobs on the computer and processing them with the software is one of the ways of checking whether the performance meets the users requirements. In maintainability testing the recovery of the system is tested and checked by the system tester such that it may reduce the maintainability cost. A software cannot be used on the users computer of this company if it is not compatible to the computer system available, always check the existing systems before developing a software. In conclusion I would advise both people who learn about testing and professional testers to use all the above testing categories when testing a software.