Desktop app testing vs. Web app testing
Web-based apps are hosted on the web server, allowing access from any user with an internet connection. Desktop apps run on personal computers or workstations, allowing access from the single machine on which it is installed.
This leads to differences in the testing environments of desktop and web apps testing.
In other words, desktop app testing is simpler in terms of intranets, where the number of its clients and servers are specified. In web apps, you have to ensure the app is compatible with multiple browsers and operating systems (OS).
A desktop app is normally used by a single user on a specific operating system. This means you will have a specific environment to test and monitor results.
Some common types of desktop app testing techniques include:
- Functionality testing
- GUI feature testing
- Load testing
- Backend (database) testing
- Memory leaks defect testing
- Compatibility testing
Meanwhile, web apps are tested for their functionality, usability, accessibility, compatibility, performance, and security.