Desktop App Testing

Desktop Application Testing

A desktop application is developed the same as other application that runs on personal computers and workstations, so when it comes to testing the desktop application you are focusing on a specific environment. You will test complete application broadly in categories like GUI, functionality, Load, and backend i.e Database.


Major Challenges Faced in Desktop Application Testing

Graphical User Interface Testing

The graphical user interface (GUI) is a part of user interface which lets users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation. A GUI uses a combination of technologies and devices to provide a platform that users can interact with, for the tasks of gathering and producing information. Things to look after while testing GUI are

  1. GUI elements size and color are been verified.
  2. Assure that the GUI works according to the functionality of the app.
  3. To check if the error messages are displayed correctly.
  4. To verify whether the different sections on screen separated clearly.
  5. Checking the readability of the fonts used.
  6. Verifying the warning messages acceptability.
  7. Checking the alignment and quality of pictures.
  8. Checking the placement of GUI elements on different screen resolution.

Compatibility Testing

Compatibility testing is a piece of software non-functional testing which is managed on the application to ensure the compatibility of the application with the different computing environment.

Functional Testing

Functional Testing is a type of testing practiced to verify that each function, feature, and module of the application is functioning as per the given requirements by the client. Each performance of the application has to be tested by providing given set of inputs (positive, negative and edge values) in order to know the actual behavior of the application and thereafter comparing with the expected results as per the given specifications. Functional testing involves the following process

  1. To identify the functions that software is expected to perform.
  2. Based on the function’s specifications data has to be created
  3. Determine the output based on the function’s specifications.
  4. Execute the test case.
  5. Compare the actual and expected results.

Performance Testing

In software quality assurance, performance testing is a method which is performed to determine how a system performs in terms of responsiveness and stability under a particular workload. Things to be taken care while testing GUI are