The lifecycle of Web Application Testing

Web Application Testing

Web Application testing involves testing of websites hosted on the internet in which the functionalities and the applications are to be tested. Testing is used to solve broken link issues, image not loading, form submission issue, search function issues. It should be important to make your website compatible with all the mobile devices as the number of users switching to a mobile phone is reaching around 4.68 billion.

Accessibility of the website can be made with website testing. Testing helps in the monitoring and testing of your website. Security of the website will completely rely on website security testing.

Different techniques involved in the Web Application testing are as follows:

  1. Functionality testing:

The checks performed during the functionality testing are:

  • Verification of Data Integrity
  • Verification of workflow
  • To perform negative testing, wrong inputs are to be given
  • Checking the validation of all the fields
  • Verification of invalid redirects or dead page
  1. Usability Testing:

Usability testing involves

  • Checking of user intuition
  • Checking the content
  • Testing the controls and navigation
  1. Cross Browser Testing:

Cross-browser testing is the practice of ensuring that web sites and web applications you create a job in several acceptable web browsers.

  1. Compatibility Testing:

Based on the context of the application, compatibility testing is to be performed.

This testing involves:

  • Compatibility of operating system
  • Browser Compatibility
  • Compatibility with various devices like mobile, notebook etc.,
  1. UI/UX Testing:

UI/UX testing involves testing the performance and functionality with the help of automated coded UI tests. It can be tested with different tools like MS coded UI, Jenkins, Maven, Selenium and JasperJS. It includes integration automated UI testing, functional automated UI testing, scheduling and developing automated test jobs and developing complete automated testing environment.

  1. Security Testing:

Security Testing is a type of software testing which discovers system vulnerabilities and determine that the resources and data are secured against possible intruders. It focuses mostly on network security, system software security, client-side application security and server-side application security.

It involves steps like:

  • Invalidated forwards and redirects
  • Injection
  • Session Management and Broken Authentication
  • XSS cross-site scripting
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference

The 3 major activities which should be validated while web application testing is ease of use and scalability of web apps for providing great user experience, checking the usability and device, browser compatibility with the help of proper UI/UX, checking the proper functional flow of your application as mentioned in the requirements. The service we choose must keep the web app up-to-date and secure.

Heather Breese
Heather Breese is a qualified writer who fell in love with creativity and became a specialist creator and writer, focused on readers and market need.

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