As we live through the biggest expansion of software development projects ever, the way we test and monitor these projects has dramatically changed. Test methodologies used in the mainframe and desktop computing era have mostly fallen aside. New methodologies have arisen, including extreme programming and unit testing.
Software testing is as new as the computer industry—less than 40 years old altogether. So it is no surprise that new software testing methods appear every year. In the age of Internet software development, testing methods fall into these categories:
Unit testing (state, boundary, error, privilege)
Scalability and performance testing
These categories ...