Integration & Interface Testing
Integration Testing test interfaces between components, interactions with different parts of a system, such as the operating system, file system and hardware, and interfaces between systems.
There may be more than one level of integration testing and it may be carried out with test objects of varying size as follows:
Component Integration testing tests the interaction between software components and is done after component testing.
System integration testing tests the interactions between different systems or between hardware and software and may be done after system testing. In this case, the developing organization may control only one side of the interface. This might be considered as a risk. Business processes implemented as workflows may involve a series of systems. Cross-platform issues may be significant.
The greater the scope of integration, the more difficult it becomes to isolate defects to a specific component or system, which may lead to increased risk and additional time for troubleshooting.
In Enterprise Software Implementations, there is a greater need for the proposed software to be integrated with other existing applications through API / Read-Only Views / Link Server / Physical Data Movement / Web Services etc. Generally, there are issues with the consistency of these integrations. Prime Testing will provide an automated test environment to ensure these processes are in "Good Health Condition" and exceptions are automatically escalated. Also, there may be requirements for interfacing the software with external Portals or APIs or Web Services. Generally, there are issues with the consistency of these Interfacings. Prime Testing will provide an automated test environment to ensure these processes are in "Good Health Condition" and exceptions are automatically escalated.