As a software developer, there’s nothing worse than making a small change to code, only to have bugs pop up or, even worse, end up breaking the application. When it comes to developing software, even small tweaks or modifications can have unforeseen consequences that might set a project back days or weeks.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if developers could just code a piece of software perfectly the first time around and there were zero bugs, the software working flawlessly, forever? Development time would be fast and customers would be assured everything would always work.
Manual testing of software is time consuming, prone to missed cases and errors, and all around a bad idea, unless you’re just starting out learning to code and need to practice writing full test suites. Selenium is a suite of tools to help automate testing software - and is used to test web apps.
Software testing is an essential activity in the software development process. Without testing, you’ll end up with a buggy product that doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do - a lemon. Black box testing and white box testing are two different types of software testing strategies, that are equally powerful, and even better when combined.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.