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What is Cross Browser Testing and How is it Done?

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 No one can deny the fact that every day some new technology is coming up in the market that is doing a wonderful job to make the overall working very efficient. So is the cross browser testing that is non-functional testing that will help in checking whether your website works or not. Today almost every person that is into some business work is having their website for providing people with elaborated details about the products and services that are being provided by them. Also, it is a great way to educate people at large. So having such a technique that keeps track of the working of the website can be a great deal.

The cross browser testing can be accessed through three means listed below:

  • Different browser- OS combinations: This is can be done on popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc. that are being operated on a different set of devices like Android, IOS, Windows, etc.
  • Different devices: It can be used on different devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. and through all these the user can interact with the website.
  • Assistive tools: It has many assistive tools that will help the website to be compatible enough with different technologies like screen readers etc.

It is one of the best keys that will provide the user with a uniform user experience and will help the browser and devices to grow to a wide range. This is the test that is in the continuous run so it involves different steps. Let’s have a look at them.

  • Establish a baseline: Before starting anything related to the cross browser testing, it is very important to run all the designs and the functionality test using the primary browser i.e. Google Chrome most of the time. This will provide you with a brief look how the website looks like and how it will behave during the test.
  • Create a testing plan and accordingly pick the browser test on: It is very important for the user to have the proper go through of the document outline about the test and how it will be. According to the understanding and the requirement of the user, they can pick up the browser-OD combination to test the popularity of their website along with the site traffic analysis on the website for more in-depth information.
  • Execution- Manual vs Automated: As we all know that the manual testing will require the experts that will carry off the test in the most appropriate way whereas automated testing will be done through “automates” human interactions that too through codes. Each test script is written by the professional’s QAs with the help of the automation tools like Selenium. The user can execute the test scenario on the different browsers to check that there is no room left for any human error. The bugs can be easily fixed up. Nowadays people are proffering automated testing over the human one. But the automated testing is done under the guidance of humans. The automated test can be very quick and provide instant feedback on the work.
  • Infrastructure: To see the website behavior, there is the requirement of different operating systems that will help in setting up the testing structures. The setups can be made through different means like virtual machines or with the help of emulators. Using any of these is a very inexpensive approach. It will help the user to set up his lab where the testing can be done to find out the results that will be very helpful in the working in future.

Once these tests are executed well, the results can be shared with the team further. Necessary steps can be taken to fix up all the issues altogether.