Why Doesn’t Testing Always Improve Software?
The first thing to begin this material with is problem resolution, improving the structure of the product, and testing it. These are completely different things happening within the same development cycle. These types of testing activities are firmly connected but the fact is that modern testing code does not prevent bugs and does not improve the structure of the software. There should be something else except for testing.
Software testing is a kind of activity to find and analyze information. Such data is used to recognize defects in the product (so-called “bugs”) or to identify aspects of the product that can potentially be improved. Data collection plays an important role in improving the state of the product but does not improve anything on its own.
Software testing services allow us to improve our understanding of what the product is in front of us. Testing is a special process of evaluating software by analyzing it through experience, experimentation, and research. It allows project teams and users to know about existing problems. If they know about these issues, they will start to fix them.
In other words, testing is a kind of “interrogation” of software for its current evaluation. No single question, no single answer can make a product better right away. Users who act based on the answers can really make the software better!
If Testing Finds No Need for Improvement, Won’t It Be Fulfilled?
The answer is definitely “no”. It is testing that can shed light on what exactly needs to be modified. Nevertheless, positive changes can take place without performing the testing process.
Web product validation can also be done without improvements. For example:
- We do the testing. We find the bug. The manager says that he does not agree with the bug and that no response action will be taken.
- We perform testing. We find the bug. The manager says that he agrees with the bug and that it will be fixed before the official release.
- We do the testing. We find the bug. The manager says that he agrees with the bug, the programmer tries to fix it but makes another defect, and the initial fix becomes ineffective.
- We perform testing. We find the bug. The manager says that he agrees with the bug, and the development department fixes the defect but there are new defects that are worse than the initial bugs.
If testing the product does not improve it, does this reduce the perception of the value of the testing process?
The statement that testing contributes to product improvement is incorrect because it wrongly defines the tester’s position with the people who are responsible for product design, development, and management. We need to be honest: testers only play one role in terms of product improvement, and that’s a very good and valuable thing. The QA department doesn’t design or implement new technology features into the product, but they provide all necessary information to those who are responsible for it.