While introducing and briefing any technical concept we used to co-relate it with a simple logic or simple methodology. Take an example
Example: If a person wants to explain Newton’s law of universal gravitation to a kid, he/she will explain with an apple fallen from the tree to the ground.
Same as if you observe the behavior of a monkey, it is very jumbling, and there is no fixed direction to jump. It behaves very uncertainly. So that in the Software testing world when need to perform testing with no foundation, no rule, no predefined test cases, and no strategy is called “MONKEY TESTING”.
Take another example of the bridle of the horse. We all have noticed that when the horse is on its way its eyes are covered by a bridle so that its focus remains on the straightway, there is no scope to lose its concentration. The same thing applied in software testing. When a software tester tests any application with predefined test cases, scenarios, and strategies, it is like a tester bridle of the horse. The purpose of test cases and strategy is to keep focusing on requirements.
So monkey testing is the opposite kind of testing as compared to normal testing. If you want to explain Monkey testing in a single line then you can say that ‘Do what you want”.
When an application is in the development phase a developer and QA team put their 100% effort to build it. In general terms, the QA process is applied with many types of test cases and test strategies to make a bug-free product. Sometimes it happens that after following all QA procedural things, the product got failed due to any unexpected given input.
The thing is there are n numbers of users who are going to use our product. There are many kinds of users who are going to use our product. Some users are very decent to use applications but some are very nasty. We cannot expect the behavior of nasty users. They may give any unexpected input, they may behave like a monkey by giving large and strange input to break the application.
To test this kind of user behavior we need to think like them to prepare our application for nasty users.
There are 2 types of testing under this category:
1. Smart testing :
For performing Smart Monkey testing a tester should have knowledge about below characteristics :
2. Dump Testing:
Advantages of Monkey Testing:
Disadvantages of Monkey Testing:
All kinds of testing have their own merits and demerits. It depends on to tester and his/her skills to test any application. Monkey testing is good for performing in minimal time but the thing is to perform monkey testing a QA person should be Knowledgeable. QACraft provides various types of software testing services with affordable pricing plans.