Almost every software testing company that deals with object-oriented programming uses application frameworks.
An application framework is a universal software platform that is used to design different software products. Application frameworks include support products, compilers, code libraries, API and tool sets.
The destination of frameworks is to provide an opportunity of developing a project or programming solutions. Frameworks are designed to support the development process by allowing programmers and software testers to spend more time on dealing with software requirements rather than with the boring details of providing a working system.
Advantages of Using a Framework:
1. Economic benefit.
Programmers suggest that using of application frameworks will operate as the main construct and execution for several applications – a set of programs that have certain degree of similarity in their performance. Using of such frameworks will lead to returning on investments, so it is more profitable for business purposes.
Application frameworks allow developers to spend more time on upgrading development and concentrating on business problems and to spend less time on bugs fixing. The application framework provides architecture for interactive, visual programs and a library of classes that supports application development.
Software frameworks are used to develop device-to-enterprise applications and Internet-enabled products. Framework models the data and performance of the devices into standardized software elements. It provides a uniform view of device data to the enterprise, creates an architecture that provides significant advantages over gateway-based integration.
Almost every software tester deals with final applications based on a framework.
The classes in a framework’s library should be tested as they are created. For different types of testing (mobile testing, web site testing, desktop testing, etc.) tester engineers should keep in mind the specific criteria of different framework style applications.
Factors that Have an Effect on Successful Test Performance:
- Flexibility of framework to make the changes needed for tested applications.
- Quality of the individual components in the framework.