Almost everyone agrees that software has made our personal and professional life much easier and more efficient. There are numerous programs designed to assist us from the moment we wake up until our heads hit the pillow.
But, have you ever thought about how they’re made? And more importantly, how software developers know if an application will work as intended?
Long answer short—it’s by testing! Software development testing is an integral part of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Testing is done to guarantee that the code works properly before it is sent to users in production, whether it is generating new software and applications, patching, or performing any other upgrades.
Testing a function to see if it’s likely to break or fail in production is the most reliable way to find out. Unique environments, such as testing and development environments, are required to accomplish this.