7 Challenges of Web-app testing
Ever since the Internet was launched, humanity has progressed in science and technology like never before. The number of inventions and innovations that usually took decades and centuries in the bygone era take place in mere months nowadays, thanks largely to the current state of affairs in science. Another great bit of invention is of course, web apps.
App development is certainly a skill that requires great devotion and patience, and when the results are worth it, who wouldn’t want to be an app developer? As of yet, tons of new web apps are being developed and published on multiple app platforms, but developing a web app isn’t as easy as that, a lot of science is involved in the creation of such apps, and quite a lot of testing before it is doled out for the people to use. So what are the challenges that are faced when testing is involved? Let’s discuss.
Web apps are created by the coming together of several developers, working together in unison, working on different programming languages and different platforms. So it becomes an issue regarding the overall development and use of the system. If the project workforce is divided based on the tasks and the components they develop, the overall project needs to be compact and absolutely top-notch when it works. So in such circumstances, it makes sense when the integration testing of the web app is pursued and practiced.
With the steep rise in the frequency of cyberattacks hitting web apps and systems alike, it has become almost impossible to neglect the importance of testing your system and web app against the latest attacks on its integrity. Good quality testing divisions take their time in devising a thorough plan to put their system through rigorous security tests to check for their integrity.
A new web application must be developed, keeping standardized practices in mind. Nobody wants to use an application whose interface they don’t understand, irrespective of the benefit of the app. This is why web app testing company A1QA emphasizes on checking the usability of the system.
A delay in loading your page by only as little as a second can cause you to lose valued customers and possibly tons of business. In short, you don’t want that, ever. Performance testing is the test of your web application to withstand the pressures of usage from the end-user’s side. You also need to make sure that your web-app is scalable and flexible, which means it can continue to perform unhinged without any problems even if more load is attached to its base function.
With so many platforms and options to run your web app, it is paramount to design one that is operable on all of these platforms. Testers need to check for the ability of the application to run smoothly on either Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Linux, etc. without any hiccups or fuss. It is not just limited to the software of the platform but also the hardware of it, like on which device are you trying to operate the web application, or what specs, which browser, everything coming together is the real beauty here.
Nowadays, 95% of the web applications under construction and being sold in the market use some sort of services or APIs from third parties like Google. The recent development of web applications uses many services from XML/SOAP, JSON/REST, and proper evaluation of both the front-end and the back-end of the application is necessary before launching; it is that critical for the success of the application.
The race against time:
All applications have to be completed within a stipulated time frame. Their completion means their development, testing, and deployment must be within the time specified. And this makes their testing a tad more difficult because testers will be hurried instead of being given the proper time and resources to fulfill their duties responsibly.