Testing Software/Hardware

Provided by Aparna Pophale, Quality Assurance Specialist

Many Software applications don't work well under different software/hardware configurations. Compatibility testing can reduce customer service costs at early stage of software development. Creating Test Environments based on software product features could be the best way to explore complex compatibility issues. Compatibility testing plays an important role in making quality products.

Some of the helpful test criteria for compatibility testing are:

  1. Testing a software product on a different operating systems
  2. Testing a software product on a operating system with and without installing service packs
  3. Testing backward compatibility of a software product
  4. Testing Web based applications on a different web browsers
  5. Testing product compatibility with different types of servers
  6. Testing device driver compatibility against different operating systems
  7. Testing database driver compatibility

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