Do you have any idea about why testing the software/product is vital necessary before delivering it to the customer/client? Well, this article will help you to understand the importance of software testing.
What Is Software Testing?
Software testing is the process of checking whether the actual results meets the expected results. In software industries, they are spending a lot of money to test their products because they want their customer to be satisfied with the product. Also, they do this because the end product should be defect free / zero error.
Who Will Do Software Testing?
The group of people gives who gives more attention to testing the product are called as software testing team/engineer.
Importance Of Software Testing
If a company delivers a product with some defects or errors without testing properly, it will lead to many serious issues or dangerous situations. Sometimes software’s with bugs might right in the loss of human life and other hazardous conditions. That’s why rectifying problems in a software to make it bug-free is an important task.
Still confused? Take a look at the following situations to know the importance of software testing.
- A loss of $440 million happened at Knight Capital in 45 minutes due to unsuitable software deployment on servers.
- Sudden unintended acceleration has happened on Toyota’s electronic throttle control system (ETCS) due to bugs. Because of this bug, 89 people were dead.
- In 1985, due to a Software bug, Canada’s Therac-25 radiation therapy machine got malfunctioned and delivered lethal radiation to patients. As a result, three people were dead, and some were critically injured as well. (Reference)
- A $1.2 billion military satellite failed to launch in April 1999 because of bug in the launch software.
- In 1994, 264 peoples were dead due to software bug happened in China Airlines Airbus A300. (Reference)
- Recently, Nissan recalled more than 1 million cars due to a bug in their airbag sensor that has caused two accidents.
By clicking this link, you can see more examples of what happens when you deploy a software without testing and removing the bugs.
I hope that you have understood the importance of software testing. In the next part of this Manual Testing course, you will learn about the SDLC or Software Development Life cycle.