Software Testing Blogs: Load Testing, Unit Testing, Functional Testing
QualiTest has recently produced a report and an infographic about the typology and sources of the most common bugs found in web sites. The company has used for this the bug summaries from hundreds of web site testing projects performed recently.
One of the current theory about testing is that programmers take care of the unit tests and QA people manage the higher levels of the testing pyramid. In his blog post, Kenny Cruden discusses the fact that this theoretical approach can work in practice.
The user interface (UI) is an important part of the functionality of Android mobile apps, so you should be able to perform extensive UI tests. Google’s Mona El Mahdy has published has published on the Google Software Testing blog a post that presents four strategies to test Android UI, aiming to create UI tests that are both fast, reliable and easy to debug.
One of the famous concept in software testing is the testing pyramid defined by Martin Fowler that is based on strong unit tests and has less user interface (UI) tests at the top. Sometimes organizations have a different view of software tests and the pyramid is not a pyramid anymore. In this blog post, Fabio Pereira discusses the case where the pyramid looks like a cupcake.
There is always a lot of discussions about the costs and benefits of unit testing. The opposition was exacerbated by the adoption of Test-Driven Development (TDD), a technique that recommends writing unit tests before you write the code. In this blog post, Steven Sanderson discusses unit testing with a costs and benefits perspective.
Unit testing is always causing some debate about its usefulness in the software development community. Some developers argue that unit tests are a waste of time because they provide few value to assess the quality of the final system and they are difficult to maintain. In his Henrik Warne explains why he thinks that you get a lot of value from unit tests.