Compatibility testing determines whether the software application or product is proficient enough to run in different browsers, database, hardware, operating system, mobile devices and networks.
Compatibility testing is to endorse that the application runs properly in different browsers, versions, OS and networks successfully. This phase of testing should always perform on real environment instead of virtual environment.
Testing the compatibility of application with different browsers and operating systems to guarantee 100% coverage is essential.
Types of Software compatibility testing:
Browser compatibility testing
Check the compatibility of the software application on different browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera etc.
Check the application/ software compatibility with the different hardware configurations.
Check the application in different network like 5G, WIFI etc.
Check if the application is compatible with the mobile devices and their platforms like android, iOS, windows, etc.
Check if the application is compatible with different Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.