- Add-ons and plug-ins to browsers may be useful for Web testers
- Web accessibility testing is intended to make sure that web-sites are friendly to users with disabilities
- Understanding communications between client and server is critical for tests that looks for weaknesses and vulnerabilities
Web application testing is different from a desktop testing application. Rob Lambert, also known as the “Social Tester,” explains why this is so in his resource-filled e-book, 36 Days of Web Testing.
When asked which three lessons he believes are most valuable, Lambert highlighted the following: the chapter on browser extensions, because it highlights some invaluable tools at a tester’s disposal; the Web accessibility chapter, since he believes we should all be making the Web a more accessible place; and the client- and server-watching chapter, because this can lead you to some of the most critical bugs in your products.
The Browser Extensions chapter lists add-ons and plug-ins to browsers that may be useful to both new and experienced testers, though this list is by no means full. There are many other extensions available, and now and then new ones are created.
Web accessibility testing makes sure that websites use features like tags and alt text, allow to enlarge images, or help those with hearing, seizure and learning disabilities.
Client and server watching concentrates on communications and the logic of it between server and client side of applications and web-sites, since security and performance heavily rely on this.
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