UI Testing

March 23, 2018

If your app offers UI, a crucial but difficult task before you is UI testing. While you can get away with occasional, informal testing when you first begin, the challenge of UI testing will grow very quickly.

Use a combination of automated and manual testing. Although automated testing will catch the most obvious regressions, subtle problems such as animation and polish issues are much harder to detect automatically.

Typically, larger products will be tested using a three-pronged approach:

  • Automated regression testing
  • Manual regression testing of known flows
  • Living-on coverage, where stakeholders use unreleased software daily

To me, what makes UI testing especially challenging is the fact that it involves unpredictable, fickle, human users. You must allow for subjective appraisal of your UI during testing. Build it into your plans.