Dev testing Best Practices

7 Tips : Dev testing Best Practices

At Valuebound, Dev Testing is done to ensure that a product or service of a software is built and delivered as per the client requirements with maintained standards. It provides our team an overview of the risks of implementing a new software and checking it to determine if it is fit for use.

We do dev testing to execute software components in conditions with near or equal standards for deployment. This indicates that the developed application

  • Is built according to the requirements of the design

  • Passes all the test cases

  • Executes the functionality positively within the stipulated time frame

  • Is executable under different intended environments intended environments, and

  • Meets the standards of responses as needed

To deliver the best of services and applications, we follow these points

  1. Pair programming - Knowledge increases with sharing. Involve people while you code or for some people maybe after you code, that way you not only share the knowledge, you also get to check commonly missed errors, a comma or semicolon at the wrong place put by mistake can be deadly to find. Active participation and feedback will help to improve code quality.

  2. Involve QA from the beginning - Do not wait until the last minute to involve the testing team. Start at the beginning so that the testing team is aware of the functionalities and requirements. A client would not want to go through buggy codes and it is sensible to involve dev testing for all levels of SDLC. Involving QA enables the testing team to design tests and modeling. This will prevent bugs and hold on to the quality during the whole project.

  3. Automate - Avoid using tests which are not automated. Manual testing on several platforms wastes a lot of time. Cross platform testing happens seamlessly. Automation tools mostly have integrated reporting system with it which further reduces time.

  4. Prioritize bug fixes - When a user is on your website, the last thing you would want is for the person to come across bugs in the functionalities. DO NOT leave them for the last, invest time and resources to address issues and complete bug fixes as soon as you come across.

  5. Defined recovery - Make sure there are ways to retrace back your steps.

  6. Maintain Documentation - For developers reliable documentation is is absolutely necessary. Documentation keeps tracks of application and its improvements on the product. Documentation serves as an aid to development, maintenance, and awareness to others. Proper documentation will make information easily accessible, help in troubleshooting, installation, and deployment.

  7. Think Environments - Testing environments are software setups designed for executing an application in various test cases with different configurations, browsers, and models. So as to ensure it executes smoothly and bug-free for all kinds of environment. You must have visited a website that has a button that works in Windows 7 but not 8. Testing environments avoid exactly that.

For every app that is tested and deployment, a happy user commends the product, growing business for clients and enabling the developer with smarter work. It makes easy to track developments, revisions and create world class products.


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