What is Software Testing?

The software testing phase starts when you have done the coding and designing phase of the software. A developer first priority (after coding) is software testing to find the bugs. Testing is lifted to identify either all phases completed and to ensure the working, stability and quality of the software going to be delivered. Number of testing activities incorporated to find the possibility of any error or bugs to make it more reliable and bug free before releasing the software.

Why software Testing is important?

Software testing is to ensure the features of the software is gathered and completed. We have listed some of the software testing aspect why it is important.

  1. The software is according to the expectation of the client.
  2. The deliverable software is in working condition.
  3. software is client/user friendly.

Software Development/Coding:

Software development is actually the coding phase of the computer programming which is to build functionalities to the design. Coding it self an activity of writing and maintaining source code. In a broader sense of the term it includes all that is involved between the conception of the desired software through to the final manifestation of the software, ideally in a planned and structured process.

Software development includes all the activities starts from “requirement gathering” to
final testing” of software.  Between those two stages there is research, prototyping, choosing programming language, coding, bug fixing, re-engineering and other activities a software developer do in order to bring life to that software.

What is Coding in Software Engineering:

The goal of the coding phase is to translate the design of the system into functional code in a given programming language. During the coding phases, we actually write the code for the software to be developed.

Difference Between Coding & Testing of Software

The process or phase of creating software is called software development, once the software has been created and ready to provide for end users, we test the software with the requirements.  Software testing is an execution of a program with the intention of finding bug.

Development is writing the code, testing is finding out whether or not the code runs the way you expect it to. Software testing is a scrutiny performed to provide information about the quality of a product or software under test to the concerned clients. The trained professionals who perform these testing jobs are called software testers. Software testing includes many different techniques and is not only limited to execution of programs to find errors or software bugs. Software development (also known as application development, software design, designing software, software application development, enterprise application development, or platform development) is the development of a software product.

Software tester works with the new software and help in repairing the errors occurred in it whereas Software developers are the professionals who develop the new software products depending on the client requirements. Software developers’ responsibilities also include broader aspects in development of software products. Software development comes with developer, software publisher, programmer and system development life cycle. Software testing is done by software testers, manager, test lead, test designer, tester, automation developer, and test administrator.

Example of Coding and testing:

For example, Java is a kind of computer code or language for developing desktop or web-based software. Whereas, testing is any activity aimed at evaluating an attribute or capability of a software and determining whether it meets its required results.

To summarize, you can think coding phase as implementation of functionalities required where testing is to check whether developed software is required one and doing all tasks correctly.

Q#. How Software Testing Helps Developer?

  • Testing is to analyze the developers output and to verify the software is bug free.
  • Software testing guides to the developer for the consistency, performance and the output meet the requirement.
  • The initial test determine the performance, functionality and the requirement output of the software before being in the production phase.