The way customers see it, your software release cycle looks like this:
- Take ages developing the software
- Beta test
- Add a few features, fix a few bugs
This isn’t real life. Beta testing is only one type of test your software needs to pass to avoid being a catastrophic failure.
If your software is struggling to get into a usable state, it’s probably because you’re overlooking testing.
Testing is important for two main reasons:
- Tests will reveal flaws in your software
- Tests will reveal flaws in your software development process
Note: Apart from customer-facing and QA tests, tests are code.
So, keep reading to find the types of software testing you need to make mandatory in your development team, as well as an explanation of how to do it.