Testing Methods: End-to-End Testing

April 6, 2017

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,” and is thus costly and time intensive.

When Should it be Done?

Depends on factors previously discussed with the client (doing End-to-end testing after each relevant iteration gets expensive, but it might be necessary for a high-risk application)

Interested in learning more about other methods of development testing? Read our white paper, Your Guide to Development Testing.

Ben Spencer

UX Researcher & Writer

Professional UX Researcher & Writer. Amateur Crossfitter, video gamer, and Planeswalker. I make sense of the world through storytelling and by observing the infinite wisdom of my two beloved Boxer dogs.

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