Essentially testing is tasked with finding and exposing weaknesses in the software product.
Testing focuses on evaluating and assessing product quality, incompleteness, exposing the weaknesses of the other disciplines of software engineering that attempt to focus on completeness (of requirements, of analysis, of design). Testing provides a service for the other disciplines, a supplier of knowledge of where they are weak. There are five key practices in Testing:
To find and document defects in software quality.
To advise on the perceived software quality.
To validate and prove the assumptions made in design and requirement specifications through concrete demonstration.
To validate that the software product works as designed.
To validate that the requirements are implemented appropriately.
Test challenges the assumptions, risks, and uncertainty inherent in the work of other disciplines, and addresses those concerns using concrete demonstration and impartial evaluation by asking two essential questions:
How could this software break?
In what possible situations could this software fail to work predictably?
Software testing accounts for 30 to 50 percent of total software development costs. Testing software is very difficult. Typically, testing is done without a clear methodology, creating results that vary from project to project and from organization to organization. Success is primarily a factor of the quality and skills of the individuals. Productivity tools are used insufficiently, which makes the labourious aspects of testing unmanageable. In addition, due to the lack of automated test execution, many test efforts are conducted without tools that let you effectively manage extensive Test Data and Test Results. Flexibility of use and complexity of software make complete testing an impossible goal.
Using a well-conceived methodology and state-of-the-art tools can improve both the productivity and effectiveness of software testing. Caro Consultants are experts in the methodology and execution of testing, leading to solid implementations for our customers.
Why Work with Caro?
Caro follows a methodology that has proven successful in every project we have managed. The impact of a software defect could cause the business using the software considerable expense in lost revenue and possibly legal costs. In this information age, with increasing demands on providing electronically delivered services over the Internet, many MIS systems are now considered mission-critical; companies cannot fulfill their functions and they experience massive losses when failures occur. A continuous approach to quality, initiated early in the software lifecycle, can lower the cost of completing and maintaining your software significantly. Caro can help you reduce the risks associated with deploying your software.