Why Is the Test Environment so Necessary?

It is well known that software testing is an essential and inevitable part of software development life cycle. Both software development and testing pursue the common aim – the creation of the product of a high quality.

Despite the fact that the developers and testers teams work under the same system, they should use different, separated environment to fulfill the assigned tasks. It is necessary and very important to detach the test environment and the development one.

Otherwise, the modifications and changes, made during mobile testing, website testing or software product testing, may pass undetected. And if there is any issue, it could be discovered only after the release. As a result, the time and effort spend on game testing or Magento test suites are wasted. It is much easier to fix the bug at the early stages of the development life cycle.

It is a pity, but some managers decide not to create a separate test environment in order to reduce the project cost. It is a risky decision that may lead to unpredictable results.

What Are the Consequences of Testing in the Development Environment?

  • The code in not stable. A developer may modify the system code and change the product functions, while a tester checks the functional and open bugs. Thus, some issues cannot be reproduced and some system aspects may be unchecked.
  • There is no cooperation between tester and developer. Software testing company always maintains the contact with the developer’s team. They work in various environments and exchange the information about process status and outputs.
  • Sometimes each team needs to modify the environment according to some specific features and peculiarities. If testing and development team change the environment in their own way, then it will be chaos.

Source: QATestLab