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Software testing is a process used to determine the exactness and quality of developed computer software. It includes a set of activities conducted with the intent of finding bugs in software. In a nutshell it is a process to check whether the absolute results match the expected results and to make sure that the software system is error free.

Why Software Testing is Important?

Software testing can provide correct information about the quality of software and risk of its failure to users or sponsors. Software testing is genuinely needful to point out the defects and errors that were made during the development phases.

Types of Software Testing:

The different types of testing that may be used to test a software during SDLC to identify errors in the software system are as follows.

1. Manual Testing

2. Automation Testing

What is Manual Software Testing?

In Manual Testing, Testers manually execute test cases without using any automation tools. It helps to find bugs in the software system. Any new application must be manually tested before its testing can be automated. It takes more effort, but is necessary to inspect automation practicality.

What is Automated Software Testing?

Automation testing is an activity of automating the manual process to test the application under test. The purpose of automated testing is to reduce as much of the testing effort as possible with a minimum set of scripts.

 

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