WHY DO SITE TESTING? Testing a site is checking its pages in a large number of different ways: checking the display of pages in different browsers, checking the quality of pages, detecting code errors by a validator, testing page loading speed, etc.
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The main goal of such a thorough site check is to correctly configure all indicators, one or all pages of the site, quickly detect and eliminate all defective places on the site, as well as its adaptation to various devices. What will be useful and convenient for both the owner of the site and for its visitors?
Testing is also necessary when adding new functionality to the site. Even if you plan to make minor changes in the form of adding icons or changing the font, you must first test them. It is important that all innovations are correctly displayed in any browsers and are always available to users.
In order for the verification to be effective, it is necessary to take into account all the nuances of the site and check all its functionality, starting with the simplest settings, ending with the analysis of the correctness of the operation of its individual programs.
After a thorough analysis and collection of all necessary data, the following types of tests are carried out:
- block, which is developers for individual parts of the function to test them in an isolated mode;
- integration for checking several interacting functionalities, they simulate the actions of real users and send a report on the work done;
- functional for checking the operation of the entire system, the test checks the entire page and confirms the operation of all systems according to the prescribed;
- smoke tests for express checks of the system, they are used for the most simple and superficial checks
Carrying out such tests involves identifying errors both during testing and after it.
You can test the site both manually and automatically. Each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages.
- Automated Testing
For automatic verification, the tester uses special programs. Such programs can be used several times, which significantly saves time. The algorithm of such programs determines the compliance of certain site parameters with user expectations. This type of testing is most suitable for large projects loaded with complex functionality.
- Manual testing
With this check, the tester performs all the actions manually, without using special programs. Such testing is most useful since its execution flaws in the verification are excluded. Automatic testing shows whether the system is working or not, and manual testing allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of various systems from the user’s point of view. Therefore, you can’t refuse manual testing.
As a result of testing, you will learn not only about which functionality is working properly on the site, but which has some problems, but you will also receive the following advantages:
- saving resources to maintain the site,
- ensuring code security and the ability to make changes to it even after a few years,
- improved architecture and code security.
Testing is carried out not only during use but also during the development of sites. Indeed, even at the stage of creating a web resource, it is important to correctly evaluate the effectiveness of all its systems.
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