Development

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.

You might also like...

10

Nov.

How to Get Started with the Internet of Things (IoT)

We live in a time when most of the hardware we use is connected to the internet. “Smart devices” started with phones and TVs, but there are now many other internet-connected devices like cars, refrigerators, and home automation systems. The Internet of Things – or IoT – is growing as an industry, with new devices … Continued

24

Oct.

Optimize Your Application’s Perceived Performance

Once you’ve created an application, how do you benchmark performance? Does performance hinge on how fast and efficiently the application actually works – at the code level – or does it hinge on whether or not a user interprets it as performant? There is a difference between perceived performance and real performance. Perceived performance is … Continued

20

Oct.

Announcing Fresh Consulting’s WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter

Today, Fresh Consulting is announcing the release of our WCAG 2.0 PHPCS Linter. The linter is a set of rules (or sniffs) for PHP Code Sniffer which can automatically detect and alert when certain WCAG 2.0 violations are detected in code. WCAG 2.0 supports designers and developers in meeting the guidelines and success criteria of accessibility. The … Continued