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How Cross Browser Testing Can Improve User Experience?

May 20, 2019

How Cross-Browser Testing Can Improve User Experience?

In this digital world, it’s very important to be updated with new technology. In order to stay competitive, one should deliver an efficient and user-friendly product or services. To deliver a product which meets customer’s requirement, it’s important to undergo software testing which comes under the maintenance phase.

Software Testing is an activity to check whether the actual result meets the expected result. It ensures that the software which needs to be delivered is bug-free. It also identifies errors, gaps, and bugs, which can be either done manually or by using automated tools.

Manual testing is time-consuming and requires lot of human effort to ensure software code is delivered bud free while automation testing uses automation tool to execute test case suite. Since, it is time efficient; it can manage test cases and scripts effectively, increasing overall test coverage. Automation testing is well suited for large projects as it requires testing of the same areas repeatedly.

What is Cross-browser testing?

Cross-browser testing is one type of automation testing. It ensures that the web apps or sites that are created should be acceptable to a number of web browsers. It is the responsibility of a web developer to make sure that the project should be user-friendly irrespective of its usage on any browser or device.

It ensures superior quality of a website on different screens. On top of that, it also checks screen size, resolution, OS and browser version. Cross browser testing involves testing the behavior of the client-side of a web application accessed using different browsers.

  • Client-side browser testing: TestingWhiz automated cross-browser testing solution allows testing of web application on the browsers installed in the system. It checks the compatibility of an application on different browsers by recording test cases for a browser and re-running the same on different browsers without the need of re-recording or re-writing the test cases.
  • Cloud-based browser testing: Cloud-based browser testing allows you to check and verify web application on different browsers and OS instead of the configured ones in the system. It checks the application without acquiring the infrastructure of the browser.

Need of Cross-browser testing

Earlier, there were a handful of browsers across the internet. In addition, using the waterfall model design process, developers initially tested the code quarterly or yearly but with the passage of time, the number of browsers has increased and development has moved to the agile process.

Consumers are using many devices like desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phones and many browsers like opera, internet explorer, safari, etc. That’s why developers must prepare a web app or site which is compatible over a series of devices and browsers.

Cross-browser testing makes it easy to meet the requirement of customers who demand cross-browser application. With the change of code, there is a risk that either of the browsers may not respond as expected, so for better compatibility, cross-browser testing is very important.

Also Read: Comparing Top 10 Cross-browser Testing Tools

How it Works?

  1. Record Script: The script is recorded using an internal/external recorder.
  2. Automate Script: The script is automated manually using the available command with drag and drop features.
  3. Execute: Recorded script can be executed across all the browsers.
  4. Report: HTML report is generated after the execution of the script which can be shared via email.

When to start Cross-browser testing?

The time to begin cross-browser testing depends on the testing methodology and timeline of the project. Testing should begin when confronted with these situations:

  1. Cross-browser testing can be started initially even when a single page is ready for testing. Test that page on every browser and if another page is ready, a test that as well on different browsers. Although, this increases the effort, but fixes the errors at an early stage. It is cost effective.
  2. Start the test when the application is developed fully. The errors are fixed before the release of the product.

The least favored time for performing this test is when the application is released.

What to test in Cross-browser testing?

  • Basic functionality of the web application should be checked like links, dialogues, menus etc.
  • Graphical user interface should be tested.
  • How well the website responds to user action.
  • How well the website performs overall.

In this world of technologies where being updated and delivering an efficient product is crucial, cross-browser testing ensures that the product delivered is efficient and user-friendly.

Cross-browser testing helps significantly improve the quality of the software. It creates a good impression on the user as they enjoy a good experience irrespective of browsers. Fixing bugs is cost-effective as they are detected at an early stage of the development cycle. TestingWhiz helps you understand and execute cross-browser testing efficiently.

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