What is Quality Assurance/Software Testing?
Quality assurance also known as software testing is the process of checking on the performance of a software project by imposing a variety of demands on the project to see if the software performs as required. Testing can be performed manually by our engineers or automatically through a range of software tools. Usually, testing mimics all the iterations of how your software can be used, the heavy use of the software or both.
The importance of quality assurance
When your software project has been completed, it is essential to ensure that your customers will be able to use it with no issues or problems.
FusionHit developers have brought together software testing processes that are the most robust tests available. Our framework will put your application through its paces. Our software testing procedures allow our developers to remove failures, improve code, and understand the customer experience to produce an error-free application as much as possible.
FusionHit’s Testing framework of software testing centers around five types of testing:
- Manual testing
- Automation testing
- API testing
- Integration testing
- Stress testing
As its name suggests, manual testing is performed by a skilled member of our team who is tasked to create test use cases that put the software through its paces. Manual testing is the first testing stage and includes processes such as defect tracking (also known as bug tracking). FusionHit chooses to use the application Zephyr (within the JIRA software testing system) to manage manual testing.
Manual testing has its limits and is very labor-intensive. So, testing is also done automatically through a variety of software tools that will run automated tests on your software. FusionHit uses two of the best: Selenium and Cypress. They both have pros and cons; we can make a recommendation depending on your current tech stack, team experience and long-term vision.
The API (application programming interface) sits between the customer experience (UI) and the database. As such, API testing is a way of monitoring communication between the back and front ends. We automate our API testing through tools such as Postman, Rest-assured or Soap UI.
Like APIs, integrations work as connectors, linking disparate networks together and they can also be tested. FusionHit offers integrations between subsystems large and small and subsequently, we test those integrations. Effectively, we are testing the links between modules, components or microservices.
This form of testing loads or overloads software until the software fails. What is tested is how well the software deals with increased demand for its services as well as its ability to recover (recoverability). We use the established performance framework JMeter (written in Java) and the newer Locust (written in Python) for our load/stress testing.
By making use of a variety of testing methods, FusionHit has produced a proven and unique testing framework. The human factor in error-testing remains important and our engineers have a keen eye for detail and a desire to make our software great. Then on top of that, we apply a well-constructed series of automated tests that put your project through its paces before it reaches your customers. Following the same proven system, again and again, allows FusionHit to deliver applications to our clients so they can feel confident they will run perfectly.