The big bad guide on database testing

  • Check for data mapping, ACID properties and data integrity of your DB, and ensure they implement your business logic accurately.
  • The most common test techniques are transactions for the ACID properties, checks of keys and indices, parameters and results of stored procedures, evaluation of triggers and field constraints, etc.
  • Stress testing and performance testing are critical too.
  • SQL queries are the most reliable way to qualitatively test apps with low or medium complexity.
  • Use a database testing tool that considers the business, data access and UI as well as the database itself.

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