Definition - What does End-to-End Test mean?
End-to-end testing is a methodology used to test whether the flow of an application is performing as designed from start to finish. The purpose of carrying out end-to-end tests is to identify system dependencies and to ensure that the right information is passed between various system components and systems.
Techopedia explains End-to-End Test
End-to-end testing involves ensuring that that integrated components of an application function as expected. The entire application is tested in a real-world scenario such as communicating with the database, network, hardware and other applications.
For example, a simplified end-to-end testing of an email application might involve:
- Logging in to the application
- Accessing the inbox
- Opening and closing the mailbox
- Composing, forwarding or replying to email
- Checking the sent items
- Logging out of the application
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