More and more web applications are being developed these days. And with each line of code being written, the potential for bugs arises.
Generally speaking, the costs of fixing bugs increase exponentially the later you find them.
The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM found that “the cost to fix an error found after product release was 4 to 5 times more than one uncovered during design, and up to 100 times more than one identified in the maintenance phase”.
And a study by the University of Cambridge found that software bugs cause economic damage of $312 billion per year worldwide.
These numbers highlight the importance of finding bugs as early as possible and to thoroughly test an application before it is released.
That is where web application testing comes in. Web application testing usually consists of multiple steps that ensure that an application is fully functional and runs smoothly and securely. It is an essential part of web development and ensures that an app is running properly before its release.
We put together a 6-step guide, which should give you an overview of what kind of tests to run to test your app.
Let’s get started!