Backend testing is a thorough testing procedure which checks the server side or back end of an application or web application. The aim of back end testing is to test both the application server or back end database layer or code to make sure that the web application or program is free from potential database errors like data corruption, deadlock or data loss. With the help of this testing procedure, developers and programmers can get quick results. In this article, we will discuss the most common ways to carry out this testing process in an efficient way.
Continuous Integration (CI) is one such method for conducting performance testing. It involves application and system testing to identify bugs and perform fixes automatically without requiring manual intervention. There are various components involved in CI testing like test management tool, CI tool and CI servers. There is integration testing too for verifying and validating the interactions of systems. There are several benefits of using CI and these include:
Constraints on the developers’ side will increase due to tight deadlines and increased demand for efficient and reliable software products. Achieving quality results will require CI system and tools along with a good set of test cases. The importance of back-end testing should be understood because the performance issue of the application will depend on how well the database is implemented. There are some specific things to consider while performing back-end testing for the website. Some of these things are:
– SQL Injection vulnerability. Mostly known as injection vulnerability, this attack is carried out by executing a SQL injection attack on a web page and capturing the HTML source code. The attacker can then use the captured source code in creating different affected sites. Web pages using structured query language (SQL) are more vulnerable to these attacks because the system administration and application developers usually do not follow a structured procedure for creating, updating and deleting tables and views. Web application testing includes SQL in-depth testing for maximum exposure.
– Quality Assurance Testing. This happens during system testing when quality assurance testing is performed on a production system for detecting defects in the production system. There are several benefits of quality assurance testing, which includes verification of the functionality and security of the product or system. System and application testing will also help the testers to identify and fix the issues identified during the testing so that these defects are never included in the production system.
– alpha testing. Alpha testing refers to the process of determining the minimum acceptable level of risk for any software process improvement effort. This process helps the team to determine where the current condition is and what can be done to make the improvement possible. The goal of alpha testing is two fold: it identifies the defects that need to be fixed, and it enables the team to determine where the problems lie.
– Quality Assurance and integration testing. These are the next steps of the entire software process improvement process. In quality assurance, the testing team improves the quality of the end products by following different techniques for defect detection and defect removal. They follow strategies such as Scoping, defect solving, black box testing, refactoring and multilayered testing. Integration testing is the process of improving the functionality of the products by integrating them with the rest of the software system.
– Database Testing. Database testing mainly refers to the process of testing the performance and the suitability of a new database. The goal of database testing is to detect defects in the design and implementation of the database, such as the consistency of data, its security and the functionality. If a new database contains known bugs, then the production servers must be stopped or adjusted in such a way that they can be fixed arrested again. The aim of white-box testing is to identify and reproduce the bug, while black-box testing aims to find the symptoms of the bug and not to its actual cause.