Manual testing. When to use it, and what are the pros and cons?
Manual testing best works for:
✔️ Short-term projects when there is no point in spending higher maintenance and management costs on automation of the testing process. since you can cover basic project needs with manual testing.
✔️ Exploratory testing when you need to evaluate a product or its features from different perspectives, explore an extensive range of user paths, and find bugs that can be missed by automated scripts.
✔️Ad-hoc testing when you want to walk in the end-customer's shoes and unveil defects through unexpected behavior or error guessing. Strict test cases can't give you the same freedom, right?
‼️Pros of manual testing
💯 Real-life, human feedback.
🔗 Flexibility and no upfront expenses on specialized tools as in automated testing.
➰ Visual product evaluation.
⛔ Cons of manual testing
🚧 May become resource-consuming throughout the whole project’s life-cycle.
📒 Human factor and higher chance of missed errors.
🔧 Technical limitations when it comes to load, performance, or stress testing.
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