Ways to improve POS software development with automated testing

Technical reviews in formal manner

An FTR (formal technical review) is a major activity to be performed by the software engineers to find the functional and logical errors with the help of point-of-sale software. It can be termed as a group meeting where employees with certain roles make sure that the developed software meets specific pre-decided requirements and standards.

It is suggested to carry out an FTR at the time of product maturity. Also, the same depends on the type of review where at the end review reports are generated. This group includes a team of different roles such as reviewers, speakers or producers.

Testing and quantitative aptitude

The test processes must always be well-planned, documented as well as defined. Efficient documentation always leads to high-end communication inside the team. Hence effective planning is a must to have quality and better plans for the projects.

Automation in testing

The POS software and its quality can be improved with the inclusion of automated testing or the automated tools to run the tests. According to the reports of research and world quality reports of the year 2020-21, there is an increasing trend of automation and automatic testing, especially in the agile methods. The automated testing results in reduced errors, timesaving, better coverage and improved capabilities. It supports batch testing as well as parallel execution increasing efficiency.

QA specific environment

Along with a point-of-sale software, the environment of the working directly impacts the work of employees and their productivity. Overall considered, this can change the attitude of employees towards their job. The comfortable work conditions are always necessary to keep the employees engaged, happy and productive towards their work.

Testing user module and acceptance

For the development of every product through the point-of-sale software, user personas are used to check which customer will be perfect for the product. The user persona can be termed as a fictional character that can trace the behavior patterns and goals of the target audience. These kinds of personas are used by QA teams specially to identify the growth opportunities as well as bugs. At the same time, such a structure cannot depict the entire spectrum of behavior. To identify accurate behavior, the software must have highly engaged end-user testing.

Use of left shift approach

The traditional test-driven methodologies use the testing activities at the end as a final step. But the shift-left testing approach in the point-of-sale software suggests the idea of conducting the testing activities right from the beginning of the development process instead of waiting till the end.

Employ testing management

The test-oriented management of employees improves the quality of the POS software. One of the best methods of achieving improved quality is through XP- extreme programming. It is a method aiming to produce high-quality software that stays flexible enough to adapt to the requirements.

Conclusion

These were a few of the points showing how the POS software can be improved for the development process along with automated testing. Correct use of POS software can help to manage a lot of activities of the business.

 Author Bio:

Akshay Bhimani is a Software Analyst at Techimply, India. With experience in the technology-driven field, he has mastered his knowledge on How(s) and What(s) to be done for a business. Also, he’s keen to share his knowledge on a few technology-related topics such as cloud technologies, ERP, CRM, HR software and data security with readers that can assist any kind of business.

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