Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) is the testing process which is executed in systematic and planned manner. In STLC process, different activities are carried out to improve the quality of the product. Let’s quickly see what all stages are involved in typical Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC).
Following steps are involved in Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC). Each step is have its own Entry Criteria and deliverable.
- Requirement Analysis
- Test Planning
- Test Case Development
- Environment Setup
- Test Execution
- Test Cycle Closure
Ideally, the next step is based on previous step or we can say next step cannot be started unless and until previous step is completed. It is possible in the ideal situation, but practically it is not always true.
Setting up the test environment is vital part of the STLC. Basically test environment decides on which conditions software is tested. This is independent activity and can be started parallel with Test Case Development. In process of setting up testing environment test team is not involved in it. Based on company to company may be developer or customer creates the testing environment. Mean while testing team should prepare the smoke test cases to check the readiness of the test environment setup.
The execution of test cases is trickier, while setting up the testing environment. Basically there are 2 choices. Either you can set up real machines with real browsers and then for various versions you test subsequently or you set up virtual machine infrastructure with desired specs and then test your web app or website.
But there is a third way, which seems to be a shortcut. You can take the help of various testing tools from the internet and then check for bugs. This way you’ll be able to solve issues with greater speed and superior efficiency.
Enterprises mainly use Cloud Based platforms for testing their webapps. And one of the most used platform is LambdaTest. LambdaTest provides a wide range of browsers,operating systems, Emulators and Simulators for testing. LambdaTest also provides features like Real-Time Testing,Screenshot Testing, Responsive Testing, which are very helpful for enterprises to test their web apps.