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GUI TESTING: An Overview


GUI testing where interaction with the computer is done through images, unless the text. It is a procedure of testing the system's Graphical user interface under test. It ensures to check the meets of specifications and also involves checking the controls like the menu, buttons, dialog boxes, windows, bars, and many more.

CHECKLIST OF GUI TESTING:

  • The Elements of GUI like size, font, Length, width and so on must check.
  • Check the correct display of error messages
  • Font size and readability of fonts
  • Alignment of text
  • Quality and clarity of images
  • Alignment of images should be proper
  • Positioning of all the GUI elements for different resolution

DIFFERENT WAYS OF GUI TESTING:

MANUAL BASED TESTING: Testers checked all the graphics with the pre-requisites in business document manually. For example, a test can check the multiplication (33X5) manually.

MANUAL BASED TESTING: Testers checked all the graphics with the pre-requisites in business document manually. For example, a test can check the multiplication (33X5) manually. RECORD AND REPLAY: This is an automated GUI testing tool; all the tasks are recorded during the test. The recorded steps or tasks are executed with expected behavior. Now, this can be repeated several times with various data sets.

MODEL-BASED TESTING: This type of testing, as a graphic description (just like science models). Such testing predicts the system's behavior and this technique generates the test cases efficiently.

Charts and decision tables are some of the model-based techniques.

Elements of GUI testing:

A GUI testing is a combined device and technology, which presents a stage of the user interaction, tasks gathering and for the information to be produced. A progression of elements acclimating a visual dialect that can represent all the information stored on PCs. It's simpler and more gullible for the user to use the computer even with limited computer skills. The most widely recognized blend of such components in GUIs is the WIMP ("window, symbol, menu, pointing device"). The interaction of WIMP controls the position of the mouse, icons, all available commands, and all the other actions that have been performed with the pointer.

Advantages of GUI testing:
  • Easy to use
  • Faster in work
  • More accurate and efficient
  • Reliable and improves quality
  • Reduces the risks towards the development of lifecycle
DISADVANTAGES OF GUI TESTING:
  • It occupies, the more memory resources
  • Difficult to work with if it is not built properly

Conclusion:

GUI testing is one of the important testings in all software testing. GUI interacts with ease by using the various features with the user and makes the software success. This testing evaluates various design elements like layouts, colors, fonts, buttons, icons, captions and content. Manual testing is error-prone, repetitive and sometimes boring. However, the mostly automation GUI is preferably used for the accuracy. In the era of technology and graphics, Graphical user interface testing is glory in the software testing.