Testing is an essential part of creating a successful Visual Basic project. Testing begins in the design phase as you build prototypes to find the best way to build your project. Testing continues in the development phase as individual components are tested. In the deployment phase the finished system is beta tested.
There are many different types of testing and many aspects of testing. Smaller problems discovered while testing individual components can usually be fixed quickly without documentation. More complex bugs found during beta testing may require thorough documentation and testing to reveal their causes.
The most essential parts of testing are good coding standards, accurate documentation and a means for excellent communication between team members, including the end users. With these in place, your testing should go smoothly, and it should be easy to find and fix bugs.
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