What is Smoke Testing? Top Features of Smoke Testing.

Posted by oliviasmith3101 on July 30th, 2019

The main objective of any software or Mobile App Development project is to get a high performance and quality output while reducing the developing cost and the timeline of the project. So, every software product needs to check through various types of software testing before delivery of the project. 

When the preliminary level of testing will be performed to find basic and critical issue before the critical testing is implemented. It is called “Smoke Testing”. It will check whether the software is ready for a further level of testing or not. The smoke testing term basically comes from a type of hardware testing and it is also called as “Build Verification Testing”.

You can perform smoke testing whenever the new features and functionalities of the software are developed and integrated with your existing product. Using this, you can evaluate the critical functionalities of the products are working or not. It will be done by developers in the development stage and they will ensure the correctness of the application before releasing build to QA. After the build will send to QA and smoke testing will be applied by QA engineers.

Whenever there is a new build, the QA team will resolve the major features in the application to complete smoke testing. So, it can be performed by testers and developers also.

The Features of Smoke Testing Are As Follows:

  • The smoke testing is called build verification testing, where the build is verified by the tester and its important features of the product. After that, it will send for the next level testing process as per the test results.
  • It is an essential part of SDLC (Software development cycle) process. In which, the build will be verified by the testing including their issues and crucial features of the application.
  • The smoke tests can be applied manually by the developers or testers. Also, It can be automated depends on the test requirement.
  • This smoke testing can be applied to several levels of software testing like system testing, integration testing, and acceptance testing.
  • In the smoke testing, there is a limited number of test cases. Which will be executed with positive scenarios and with appropriate data. And the entire process will be documented and called non-exhaustive testing.

However, these are the basic features of smoke testing. It saves lots of time and efforts of developers and testers. It also helps to reduce manual intervention and can enhance the effectiveness of the QA team.  

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