How to Test Application Concurrency?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | October 11, 2013 10:00 am

Modern applications are meant to suffice various users’ demands. To do it properly, the applications must be well thought out and designed. Good implementation of some functions may be a real challenge for the development team and the software testing company.

Currently many software products must interact with a lot of users at the same time. Testing of system concurrency is not as simple as it seems and has some special features. They should be considered when executing mobile testing, desktop testing or web site testing.

When Creating Test Procedures for Concurrency Testing It Is Needed:

  1. To follow the implemented pattern of solving the software concurrency issues.
  2. To make sure that the test-cases reproduce all or most possible operations with the system. It usually assumes simultaneously reading, changing and deleting the same data.

During such web site testing, desktop testing or mobile application testing it is necessary to check the correctness of the system behavior taking into account its peculiarities.

Concurrency testing often involves combination of automated testing and manual testing.

Manual testing usually presumes that two or more testers are trying to access the information from different devices by means of the user interface.

With the help of automated testing tool one can access the data through the system lower levels or simulate inflow of many users.

One can apply many different testing techniques and instruments. But to perform software concurrency testing thoroughly it is necessary to know the project design and peculiarities of its operation.

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