Types of Software Testing – L

Load Testing:

The process of putting demand on a system or device and measuring its response to determine the system’s behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions. It helps to identify the maximum operating capacity of an application as well as any bottlenecks and determine which element is causing degradation.

A process of testing the behavior of the Software by applying maximum load in terms of Software accessing and manipulating large input data. It can be done at both normal and peak load conditions. This type of testing identifies the maximum capacity of Software and its behavior at peak time.

Most of the time, Load testing is performed with the help of automated tools such as Load Runner, AppLoader, IBM Rational Performance Tester, Apache JMeter, Silk Performer, Visual Studio Load Test etc.

Virtual users (VUsers) are defined in the automated testing tool and the script is executed to verify the Load testing for the Software. The quantity of users can be increased or decreased concurrently or incrementally based upon the requirements.

Localization (L10N) Testing:

This term refers to making software specifically designed for a specific locality. Localization testing a type of software testing where software is expected to adapt to a particular locale, it should support a particular locale/language in terms of display, accepting input in that particular locale, display, font, date time, currency etc., related to a particular locale.

The term “L10N” is coined because there are 10 letters between the “L” and “N” in the word “Localization”.

For e.g. many web applications allow choice of locale like English, French, German or Japanese. So once locale is defined or set in the configuration of software, software is expected to work as expected with a set language/locale.

Longevity Testing:

This is a type of performance testing that is carried out by running the software for longer duration like weeks or months and check its performance variation (any sign of degradation). This is also called Aging or Soak Testing.

Loop Testing:

A white box testing technique that exercises program loops.

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