SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) is a software package that enterprises use to manage business processes. It integrates all operations including finance, sales, production, logistics, distribution, accounting and human resource.
One step forward, two steps back. That’s what you can expect when your QA strategy doesn’t include software regression testing.
The reason why is simple. Consumers like changes and upgrades to their favorite software products, but they also like consistency. In their eyes, advancement is a nice-to-have, but the ability to interact with your application easily is a must.
Evolution can be brutal. A piece of code you once considered an innovative breakthrough can put your entire application in danger once integrated within original application code. That is why we call it software development-today’s Agile approach in software development is a constant survival-of-the-fittest test.
Regression testing is the final arbiter of this evolution.
Regression testing keeps you on track as your web application evolves. This process of checks and balances offers reassurance that the software improvements you have made are going to translate into a better user experience. You cannot innovate without risk, but regression testing balances out that risk.
That is why choosing the right automated regression testing tools for web applications is so critical.
While change is imminent, normal, and healthy, manual testing isn’t going anywhere. It will be around for as long as the end user-your customers-are human.
Whenever any new feature is added or modified in the application, it raises the chances of breakage in the existing functionality, which might create bad user experience. To verify the application from end user’s perspective, it’s always better to have the application manually tested by domain experts who are able to imagine and execute complex business-specific scenarios (Click to Tweet). This sort of rigorous, critical thinking is uniquely human, and it cannot (yet) be replicated by test scripts.
Any time a feature is added or improved, an application’s code is in danger. There’s no escaping it, unfortunately: Any time a developer touches an existing piece of code, s/he introduces the possibility of breakage and new defects. This is especially true, and most common, in the areas where new code meets old.
There’s no substitute for skilled developers. They’re the powerhouse behind the product. The chief creation officers. They’re tasked with engineering your product’s architecture, coding the new features that will captivate your users and expanding the market reach of your organization. But, as humans are used to, developers also make mistakes in their pursuit of greatness.
Whether you're pursuing onsite or offshore QA, functional testing is an essential component of any test suite. It shows how effectively an application or system performs as a whole. Functional testing ensures that the customer's requirements will be met upon delivery, so the inputs are typically the specific business requirements.