Should I test on multiple browsers?
Jul 4, 2023
Yes, you should test your application on multiple browsers to ensure consistent user experience across different platforms.
Imagine going to a restaurant and judging the entire menu based on just one dish.
You might try the lasagna and find it heavenly, but does that guarantee the quality of the sushi or the steak? Unlikely, right?
It's the same with testing your application on just one browser. You might find it runs perfectly on Chrome, but that doesn't mean your users will have the same delightful experience on Firefox or Edge.
To ensure consistent quality, you need a taste from every dish - or in this case, test on multiple browsers.
In the diverse digital ecosystem, your users will access your application through different browsers, operating systems, and devices.
Each browser has its rendering engine, which can interpret and display your application differently. What looks and works perfectly on one browser might not do so on another.
This is why testing on multiple browsers is critical. It helps you ensure that your application provides a consistent and optimal user experience, regardless of the browser used.
Moreover, the championing of manual testers, or user behaviour testers, in this context is crucial. They are the ones who can emulate real user behaviour across different browsers.
While automated, low-code tools can accelerate and streamline the process, the keen eye of a manual tester is invaluable in identifying discrepancies and nuances that might be missed by automated testing.
Combining manual testing and low-code or codeless automation gives you the comprehensive coverage and speed required for effective multi-browser testing.