Is there a big difference in testing an application that is running on the host OS than one that is running in a browser window? I don't have any application in mind, but I'm seeing a lot of job openings with requirements of web based app testing. I've spent most of my testing career in testing applications that are non-web hosted.
I can't image there's a big difference as far as experience goes. Is there?
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Re: Web Application testing vs non-Web app testing
Most of the general QA/testing skills are transferable
- understanding requirements
- writing test plans
- executing the tests
- writing bug reports
- etc, etc
Some of the tools are different.
Certainly there is some different technology and terminology.
Emphasis on load testing may be different different.
Release process may be different.
Sometimes how Betas are carried out is very different.