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What Is It? Checks to see if the software can be run on different hardware, operating systems, bandwidths, databases, servers, and browsers. Compatibility testing identifies issues that are unique to different use cases (scenarios in which a user would use the software). Not all use cases are equal in importance, but each requires testing to … Continued

What Is It? Analyzing and evaluating code without executing the program. Syntax, comments, naming conventions, and functions of the code are reviewed. When Should it be Done? Should be conducted in real time, every time a change is saved. Linting should as be done as a part of continuous integration. Helpful Tools Checklists, manual or … Continued

Software testing is the process of discerning whether a product is acceptable to its end users, its target audience, its purchasers, and the stakeholders to whom it belongs. At its core, software testing examines code and its execution: does the code do what it is supposed to do, when it is supposed to do it, … Continued

What Is It? Testing flows from “end-to-end.” For a website, this might mean from placing an order, to checking out, to returning an item. End-to-end testing is focused on mimicking “real life” use cases. End-to-end testing increases confidence in the stability of the app or product, but it can be difficult to quantify each “end,” … Continued

What Is It? Users (clients) test the software to ensure it can handle the required tasks associated with “real-world” scenarios. User acceptance testing (UAT) is performed to check if the software conforms to the business’s needs and to the product requirements. UAT validates assumptions and quantifies personas, but it can be difficult to structure a … Continued