// Software testing strategy
Functional testing types
Testing can be broken down into three types: unit testing, integration testing, and functional testing. All of these types of testing look for ways to improve the code at different scales, from the individual components up.
Unit testing is how a developer checks a module of code to make sure it’s ready to use. This testing ensures the code is working well in isolation, i.e. without integrating with other pieces of code. It’s like making sure each brick is sturdy enough to use before you put them together to make a wall. Unit testing has to come before integration testing, and can continue to happen throughout the development process.
A developer or team uses integration testing to make sure the separate modules of code are working correctly when combined together. If unit testing checks the bricks, integration testing checks the structural integrity of the wall. Each module has to work correctly with each other for the program to run right. Integration testing usually takes place once unit testing has been carried out and the team is ready to move to the next stage.
Functional tests are essentially the big brother of integration tests, and check the functionality of the software. This ensures that the program does what it’s actually intended to do — and that all the pieces are working together seamlessly.
// AI Test
In the past, programmers had to slave away for hours over thousands of lines of spaghetti code to find a bug. These days, however, automated testing has become a developer’s best friend, and can save both programmer and client huge amounts of time and money.
Check out some key benefits of automated testing:
- 70% faster than manual testing — saves time and money
- Wider test coverage of application features
- Reliable, accurate, and efficient results
- Ensures consistency
At SmartDev, we automate the feature testing of hybrid, native, or mobile web applications with open-source frameworks such as Appium and Selenium
On a lower level, our skills extend to the creation of unit testing for robust, continuous integration.
Jenkins comes on top to verify the results of each unit test when generating the deliverable builds.
// Human Test
Our automated testing processes are very good at their jobs, but nothing can replace a human’s judgment. That’s why we rely on a combination of manual and automatic testing to ensure that our software is clean, tidy, and functional.
Our QA team hunts down any potential bug and squashes it before it ever becomes an issue.
// Security First
Security is one of any smart developer’s top concerns, and it’s certainly one of ours too. We’re SmartDev, after all. We’ll provide a full security audit of your software to make sure you and your data are safe from hackers and other potential security breaches.
Even people outside of the tech world are aware of how vulnerable software can make them, so we offer full security audits for our clients to make sure you’re safe.