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Browser Compatibility Testing

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Browser compatibility testing is a non-functional testing procedure which ensures the compatibility of web based application with the web browsers. It is one of the type of compatibility testing. Compatibility testing is mainly done to check whether the software has proficiency to run on different browsers, databases and operating systems. Compatibility testing should be done in real environment or environment similar to real environment rather than virtual environment.

Types of Compatibility testing:

The compatibility of software is tested with below entities:

  1. Browser
  2. Hardware
  3. Networks
  4. Mobile Devices
  5. Operating system
  6. Versions

Browser compatibility testing: It is one of the main type of compatibility testing mainly to check the compatibility of software application to run on specific browsers like chrome, firefox etc.

This involves many different steps like:

1. Code validation: Making sure that the software JavaScript and CSS validates across many browsers.

2. Performance: Ensuring optimal web performance on all platforms.

3. Mobile: The capability of providing a quick response on mobile browsers based on resolution, rotation and viewport.

4. User Interface: making sure that the UI matches the original plans.

5. Behaviour: the user experience working should be same throughout like navigation, dialog boxes etc.

Common issues with cross browser testing are:

1. Inconsistency in page layout

2. Inconsistency in gride

3. The page validation will not work on some browsers

4. There may be situation that the transaction is not posing to the data bases on clicking the submit button.

6. Inconsistency in Tab Flow

The tools for Browser compatibility testing:

  1. Browser stack: this tool is helps the software tester to check the application in different browser.
  2. Multi browser: It helps to test on standalone desktop browser and tests on different versions of same browsers.
  3. Browser Shots: It is an open Source Browser testing platform. It allows you test the application in any browser and in any operating system.

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  1. What is Browser compatibility testing? How it is useful?
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  1. Browser Compatibility testing: is one of the main type of compatibility testing mainly to check the compatibility of software application to run on specific browsers like chrome, Firefox, Chrome etc. Compatibility testing should be done in real environment or environment similar to real environment rather than virtual environment.
    It helps to check the Code validation, performance, user interface, resolution, capability of quick response on mobile browsers based on resolution, rotation and view report.

  2. Browser compatibility testing is a non-functional testing procedure which ensures the compatibility of web based application with the web browsers. It is one of the type of compatibility testing. It is mainly done to check whether the software has proficiency to run on different browsers, databases and operating systems. Browser compatibility testing helps ensure optimal web performance on multiple platforms.

  3. What is Browser compatibility testing? How it is useful?
    Browser compatibility testing is a non-functional testing procedure which ensures the compatibility of web based application with the web browsers. It is one of the main type of compatibility testing mainly to check the compatibility of software application to run on specific browsers like chrome, firefox etc. This involves many different steps like:
    1. Code validation: Making sure that the software JavaScript and CSS validates across many browsers.
    2. Performance: Ensuring optimal web performance on all platforms.
    3. Mobile: The capability of providing a quick response on mobile browsers based on resolution, rotation and viewport.
    4. User Interface: making sure that the UI matches the original plans.
    5. Behaviour: the user experience working should be same throughout like navigation, dialog boxes etc
    Test the application in same browsers but in different versions. For Example, to test the compatibility of site ebay.com. Download different versions of Firefox and install them one by one and test the eBay site. eBay site should behave equally the same in each version.
    Test the application in different browsers but in different versions. For Example, testing of site ebay.com in different available browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera etc.

  4. Browser compatibility testing is a non-functional testing procedure which ensures the compatibility of web based application with the web browsers. It is one of the type of compatibility testing. Compatibility testing is mainly done to check whether the software has proficiency to run on different browsers, databases and operating systems. Compatibility testing should be done in real environment or environment similar to real environment rather than virtual environment.
    It is one of the main type of compatibility testing mainly to check the compatibility of software application to run on specific browsers like chrome, firefox etc.

  5. Browser compatibility testing is a non functional testing that ensures the compatibility of web based application with the browser.
    It is mainly done to check whether the software has proficiency to run on different browsers, date base and operating system.

  6. Cross Browser Testing is a process to test web applications across multiple browsers. Cross browser testing involves checking compatibility of your application across multiple web browsers and ensures that your web application works correctly across different web browsers.

  7. Cross browser testing is non-functional testing in which we ensure that application/website/system is capable of running on various objects like on various Browser, On various Resolution, on various Operating System, with some other application, on network

  8. It is non- functional testing done to check if the software is able to run on different browsers. E.g.: Internet explorer, Firefox, chrome. etc.
    The use of compatibility testing is to ensure that the software works in client’s environment.

  9. Browser comparability testing is a non functional testing procedure which insures the comparability of the web application for the web browser.It is useful to test comparability of the software application to run on specific browser.

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