Here at 6B, we’re a specialist web application development company. We partner with a range of clients across a whole spectrum of industries to deliver an innovative and cutting edge web application development process that will help enhance performance, achieve a business’ unique objectives, and deliver a substantial return on investment. Whether you’re looking for a new system to interface with accounts or want to expand on an existing web application, 6B has the technical expertise and experience to help make your vision a roaring success.
At the heart of our success as a web application development company is a commitment to rigorous testing throughout the development stage. A combination of comprehensive user testing and rapid prototyping ensures any potential bugs or issues are identified and swiftly rectified before your business’ web app is released. The more informative, simple, accessible, user friendly, secure and faster your web application is, the better the perception and image of your company that is built in the minds of your users, increasing the chances of loyalty and brand advocacy.
Here are the different phases that make up our testing process as a web application development company at 6B.
During the functional testing phase, we check to see if the web app is running as it should be. We run a series of tests and cross reference the results with product documentation and specifications. Functionality testing covers a whole range of tests, but the main functions we will assess will be checking links, forms cookies, databases, and validating your HTML/CSS.
The initial testing will be performed manually, and at a later stage, automated testing is deployed which will run for regression testing.
Having a functional and nicely designed web app is all well and good, but if users aren’t able to navigate content easily then they will turn to a competitor who can offer a better user experience. As a web application development company, usability testing is at the heart of our testing process. Essentially, we’re testing to see how user friendly the final product is and we’ll use user personas to get an accurate idea of how it will be received by your target audience.
We’ll conduct our testing on your web app and use this as a benchmark to compare results to your closest market competitors, cross referencing content and design to ensure you maintain a competitive edge over them.
Compatibility testing is a process of ensuring that the web app is displayed correctly across different browsers, operating systems and devices. This can be classified in three ways.
- Browser compatibility: making sure functionality works across different internet browsers.
- Operating compatibility: making sure the application operates smoothly in different operating systems such as Windows, macOS, Linux and UNIX.
- Mobile compatibility: ensuring that the application runs well on different mobile devices with different operating systems, such as iOS and Android, and their varied versions.
Interface testing tests the interactions between the application, the web server and the database server. This includes checking the communication processes as well as making sure that error messages are displayed correctly.
This involves application testing to ensure requests are sent to the database and the output is displayed correctly, web server testing to guarantee the server is able to handle all application requests, and database server testing to ensure queries sent to the database produce the expected results.
In this stage of testing we test the application to determine how responsive and stable it is under certain conditions, evaluating performance under two categories: load testing and stress testing.
Load testing shows us how stable the application is under varied conditions such as different hardware configurations, with a greater number of users and with low internet speed. Whereas stress testing will help determine at which point the application fails to function normally.
Once these phases of testing are complete, it’s time to give your web app the final seal of approval. As any decent web application development company knows, all of this hard work means nothing if your app doesn’t have the appropriate security measures in place.
We conduct a series of tests to ensure that access cannot be gained by unauthorised users, restricted files or data cannot be accessed, and your app isn’t susceptible to attack from malicious software or harmful viruses.