QUALITY! One word that makes people distinguish between a good product and a bad one. When you talk
about good quality software, several factors like user experience, accessibility, performance, and security
across various platforms are factors to consider. A solid, fool-proof software is not built perfectly. It is made
perfect by testing it and updating it. Here are 7 myths that we are going to bust right here:
- Testing takes time to hit the market
Enterprises always try new methods to get ahead of their competitions by getting their products
out first. Quality analysts need to invest time and effort in evaluating the software’s quality
considering the several factors that affect the software quality. That’s why companies often
think that testing is time-consuming and can affect Time To Market. However, there are
companies that implement automation, which heavily reduces the time factor. Implementing
modern development models like the agile method can merge the development and testing
process very effectively giving faster updates to apps.
- Testing will increase development costs
Hiring skilled testers and investing in powerful automation tools for testing can rake up the
development costs significantly. However, these costs can be reduced by opting for open source
and free test automation tools. This will not just help in reducing costs and testing time, but it
will help your company launch a stellar product that will rake in the money.
- Automation v/s manual testing
While its true that automation reduces both time and extra efforts in testing the product, one
cannot ignore the fact that automation tools can work only on a guided path and it lacks the
ability to make decisions. Also, it cannot determine the software’s user experience accurately.
It’s not just the performance but also experience that will decide the product’s success.
- Developers don’t need to test what they make
It’s true that QA professionals are needed to unbiasedly test the software. However, it’s also
true that when a developer and tester join their hands and work together, the delivery time
reduces by a big margin. Development methods like Agile require unification of development
and testing activities to deliver high-quality apps.
- Testing comes after development
Initially, developers used the waterfall model where testing happened after the software was
made. This method makes the software prone to fatal errors and complete rework. Modern
solutions ensure that the development, testing, and deployment team work together from day 1
of the development cycle.
- Need skilled testers? No
Many business heads and even developers still believe that any tester can find errors or defects
in the app. Testing is a very important aspect of the software development cycle. Testing a
software requires experience. It requires both creative and logical thinking. Software testers
need to be critical in their reports, which only skilled QA professionals can give accurately.
- Testing makes a software flawless
It’s true that testing removes as many bugs or defects as possible, however, there some errors
which may appear over time. Hence, enterprises often release their product in public as a beta
where end users themselves test the product and the development team works with the reports
that are collected.