How do Desktop, Client-Server and Web App Testing Differ?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | April 7, 2017 8:22 am

Client-server applications require menu driven app testing. During its procedure, the specialists check the product functionality and main feature such as GUI but on the both sides – client and server.

The procedure of web testing includes compatibility testing[1], functionality checking, and cross-browser testing[2]. The app should be launched on different OS types and versions in order to verify that the product operates in a proper way. Besides that, the system load and performance capacities should be checked as the web app is available for the unlimited number of users.

While checking desktop applications, the specialists run GUI tests, load scripts and test the system backend. In desktop products, only one user is able to get access either with or without the authentication procedure.

What is the difference between these software testing types?

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Endnotes:
  1. compatibility testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/let-s-compare/compatibility-testing/
  2. cross-browser testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/let-s-compare/cross-browser-testing/
  3. wed app testin: http://qatestlab.com/expertise/types-of-applications/web-application-testing/
  4. desktop tests: http://qatestlab.com/expertise/types-of-applications/desktop-application-testing/
  5. How Test Web Software on Mobile & Desktop Devices: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2014/06/18/2-approaches-used-in-web-software-supported-both-by-mobile-and-desktop-devices/
  6. Differences between Web Application and Mobile Application Testing: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/06/18/web-mobile-application-testing/
  7. How to automate web testing with manual QA team?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/04/23/automate-web-testing/
  8. 5 “must test” in e-commerce project: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/05/08/test-ecommerce-project/
  9. 6 Effective Ways to Perform Regression Testing: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/04/14/regression-testing-technique/

Source URL: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/04/07/desktop-web-apps/