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Where Should the Beginner Software Tester Get an Experience?

All the beginner software testers are wondering – where to obtain experience? Where to use the received knowledge? And there are numerous ways to do this!


The best way to obtain experience is - apply for a job. But since it is “Hello, Captain Obvious!” this item would be definitely out of the list. Lack of experience is the main reason for not being hired. What to do?

You can work for free, while…


Added by Iryna Chernenko on October 3, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Why is Agile always scary?

When you are planning to make your team or your entire organization adapt to the‘agile’ methodology, then there will be some amount of fear associated because this is a new concept to the whole organization. The fear is quite natural because any new concept brings certain amount of fear along with it. But the bottom line is to find out the reason why everyone in the organization is so scared of Agile?  Are they scared because of the imminent changes in the entire methodology, productivity…


Added by Pavan Kumar on September 29, 2015 at 7:57 — No Comments

What All Should I Test for My Cloud Based Applications?

Down the years, the IT industry has been at the center of a virtual evolution in the form of cloud computing. In the cloud computing model, everything is viewed “As a Service.” The main motto of this technology is resource sharing, with availability and allocation being on demand via the Internet. It gives enterprises the capability of storing data in third-party data centers, maximizes the effectiveness of shared resources and reduces overall cost of operation. Besides, “the cloud” also…


Added by TechArcis Solutions, Inc. on September 23, 2015 at 12:40 — No Comments

Is there any naturally occurring blue food?

Leaving aside all jargon, a key skill in software testing is the ability to ask questions.  Before qualifying the type of questions, it’s a good idea to try asking questions without any restrictions.  For most people, it’s much easier to ask questions on a given subject or on a specific object.  The software requirements or preferably a user story provides such a context.  However, it is a good idea to not get too caught up in user stories when coming up with…


Added by Nilanjan on September 22, 2015 at 21:40 — No Comments

What we need is more testing, not less

Testing has always been an important function in the software development cycle. However, quality assurance teams often couldn't devote as much time to it as a project required due to schedule constraints. The move to agile testing methodologies has streamlined processes and allowed QA to do more within their project's timeframe. With this new approach, it may seem that teams…


Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on September 18, 2015 at 22:30 — 3 Comments

What Are Peculiarities of Drupal Web Software Testing?

Drupal is a powerful content management system.

Software testing specialists say that its popularity is determined by its availability (it is free), flexibility (it allows to create web software of any complexity, for any purpose) and convenience (it is open source, well thought out and is constantly improved).

Nevertheless, Drupal web applications, as well as other ones, need proper performance testing, functional testing, usability testing,…


Added by Iryna Chernenko on September 17, 2015 at 16:25 — No Comments

Test, check, audit, investigation: what do I do actually?

OK, this is indeed just another blog about terms test versus check, but with some reflections from security testing field. So only read if you are not sick already with the test VS check type of conversation.

Last time I described how i do security testing in my organization it got labeled "internal audit" by a person from audience (who as you may guess is doing external audits (audit as 3rd party service).

I also see that people in functional…


Added by Ainars Galvans on September 17, 2015 at 9:25 — 3 Comments

5 Things You Shouldn't Miss While Testing a Game

There is no doubt about the vastness of the gaming industry. Thousands of games are launched every year, on various platforms. Games belonging to a certain platform may further vary in style and game play. Hence game testers need to be the most versatile people in the…


Added by testbytes on September 15, 2015 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Software testing continues to grow in telecoms

The global telecoms sector has seen a trend of service providers offering cloud-based testing solutions, resulting in a growth in the market.[1] By moving IT infrastructure to the cloud, telecom companies can cut the capital investment as well as…


Added by Cecilia Rehn on September 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

What Test Automation Tools Except QTP Can Be Used For Windows Applications?

If you are responsible for the test automation of a Windows application (built with C#, or Java or any other language) and you don't want or cannot use QTP, what other options are available?

In one of my previous jobs, I tested a windows application that was working as a user-friendly interface to Sharepoint workflows.

The application was pretty good with one exception:

it was crashing randomly all over the place.



Added by Alex Siminiuc on September 1, 2015 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Helen's Approach To Mobile Accessibility Testing and Other Important Stories!

Introduction to Agile: A Testers’ Survival Workshop

Over the past decade, Agile has grown into one of the leading development methods and culture used by both startups and large enterprises. Still with all this growth, we have a number of people in both the developer and test communities who have had little or no exposure to Agile; or worse, we have had a…


Added by Software Testing Club on September 1, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Look Who's Talking - what has happened in the past week?

An overview of what has been happening in the world of software testing!

Most of this content has been sourced from our Testing Feeds hosted over at Ministry of Testing -

  • Karlo gives examples of how…

Added by Software Testing Club on August 24, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Announcing DaSpec -- awesome executable specifications in Markdown

It's my great pleasure to announce the immediate availability of DaSpec v1.0, the first stable version ready for production use. DaSpec is an automation framework for …


Added by Gojko Adzic on August 23, 2015 at 1:53 — No Comments

Reading from web table using webdriver

Below is the code to get the data from a specific web table

import java.util.List;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;

import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

public class table


    public void getdata() throws Exception


     FirefoxDriver fd=new…


Added by Ankur Srivastava on August 21, 2015 at 6:45 — 2 Comments

Community RoundUp - TestBash Guidelines and more!

Have you seen the TestBash submission guidelines?  It's our no-nonsense approach to selecting speakers.  It might be useful to those planning on submitting to TestBash (submissions close this week!)

Michael Larsen on his …


Added by Software Testing Club on August 17, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Getting mobile testing right

These days, performing comprehensive mobile application testing - covering all bases to ensure that defects are taken care of before anything is shipped - can feel overwhelming.

Teams can no longer count on software testing for just a single platform or device. Among other things, they may have to deal with the fragmentation of the Android, address multiple modern Web browsers and/or account for unusual constraints and usage…


Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on August 4, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Name Of JAR Files Which Are Used For Cucumber Integration With Selenium Webdriver

When we want to integrate cucumber with selenium webdriver then we have to add following JAR files in Eclipse for implementation of cucumber -

1. Cucumber-core-1.2.3.jar

2. Cucumber-html-0.2.3.jar

3. Cucumber-java-1.2.2.jar

4. Cucumber-junit-1.2.2.jar

5. Cucumber-jvm-deps-1.0.5.jar

6. Gherkin-2.12.2.jar

7. Hamcrest-core-1.3.jar

8. Jchronic-0.2.6.jar

9. Junit-4.12.jar

You can download all JAR files through below…


Added by Ankur Srivastava on July 30, 2015 at 9:38 — No Comments

Can Government IT Projects Be Done Using Agile?


The CNN moments for the government projects are not uncommon. In the recent years, Obamacare seems to have made it to the list. Even though it is easier to blame the software for the glitch, the issues related to implementing software in government departments are much wider.

The government projects are funded by taxpayers’ money, and transparency is critical. Government need to choose carefully the vendor who could complete the work within stipulated time and budget.…


Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on July 28, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Why Managers Also Need To Be Effective Coaches

The position of a manager seems fairly straightforward - you are responsible for overseeing the execution of all daily tasks, employee processes and related activities. However, in order to be effective in this role, QA management must go beyond simply managing to actively coaching their staff members.


There are a few reasons why effective coaching can be beneficial to teams:


1. Helps further goals

Employees who are distant from the…


Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on July 27, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

How to Lead Your Team to Automation Testing Success

Some cool and scary things are happening in my life. In a few weeks, I will be taking over as the Scrum Master for my Development team. The awesome news is that I’m getting a fancy office with an awesome massage chair! Just kidding, I’m not. But I am going to get more responsibility. I am not only going to continue to lead Automated Testing efforts at my company, I am also going to attempt to help the team become more “Agile”.…


Added by Nikolay Advolodkin on July 14, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

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