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The Testing & Checking Discussion Lives On!

This week we have picked up that the "testing & checking discussions" just seem to keep on coming. Here are a few blog posts that keep talking about it.

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Added by Software Testing Club on November 16, 2015 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

What will testing look like in 2020?

Software development has become significantly more complex in recent years, and quality assurance teams have a number of considerations to make when they approach testing for these new needs. Even within the next five years, we can expect testing to look different from its current state, but QA teams can prepare now in order to successfully leverage emerging trends. Let's take a look at a few…

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Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on November 10, 2015 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

Exploratory Testing. What? Why? How?

The given article concentrates on one of the software testing types, which testers do not frequently use in everyday work.

Frankly speaking, profession of a tester is quite interesting and has a number of positive aspects. For example, one is able to use creativity at work and to imagine oneself as a worker of manufacturing or service sphere, who deals with program products.…

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Added by Iryna Chernenko on November 7, 2015 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

How To Download A Github Project and Open It in Visual Studio

Today I want to share with you how to download a project from Github. You can do this with any project, but I specifically want to teach you how to download this Automation Testing framework that I developed. The framework is here: https://github.com/nadvolod/LightPomFrameworkTutorial

 

For Visual Studio 2015 (Since the project was coded in VS 2015, importing it into here is the easiest. Another version will…

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Added by Nikolay Advolodkin on November 6, 2015 at 14:19 — No Comments

Introducing a simple list of software testing conferences

Introducing TestingConferences.org – a simple list of software testing conferences and workshops published collaboratively with the testing community. 

For the past few years one of my professional goals has been to attend (at least) one testing conference or workshop per year, mostly because it’s such a great way to recharge and learn what other practitioners are doing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a good source of events…

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Added by Chris Kenst on October 30, 2015 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Input Fields Testing Best Practices

Input field checking requires:

  • Processing of accurate data;
  • Processing of boundary conditions;
  • Processing of incorrect data within boundary conditions;
  • Processing of incorrect data in non-boundary conditions ;
  • Processing of compound data.…

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Added by Iryna Chernenko on October 24, 2015 at 0:00 — 2 Comments

Mobile Testing Process in Software Testing Company

I would like to share my experience and describe peculiarities of mobile and web application testing.

I deviate a little bit from the topic telling that it was difficult to explain my grandparents what my job is. It’s hard for them to understand that mobile phone can be used not only for calling, but for lots of others functions important in daily life.

So, it was unreal to explain them that we were spending the whole days testing software products to make them fully…

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Added by Iryna Chernenko on October 11, 2015 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Software Industry structure

Software is used in every possible part of our lives.  As a result, the software industry is vast and diverse.  Understanding the structure of the industry can open new avenues for your career development.

A good start to categorize software is consumer vs. enterprise software products.  Consumer software includes software such as Facebook, while enterprise software includes software such as banking applications or ERP, i.e., software used in enterprises such as banks and…

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Added by Nilanjan on October 11, 2015 at 21:38 — No Comments

Metrics and Measures to Find the True ROI of Test Automation

Products and new features roll out in competitive market demands shortened quality testing cycles and time to market. With today’s new age applications, performing tests manually like regression testing and running the test cases multiple times can be laborious and…

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Added by TechArcis Solutions, Inc. on October 9, 2015 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Comprehensive Software Testing Metrics: Why Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Quality assurance directors are continually on the lookout for opportunities to enhance their team's output and cut down on the number of costly flaws present in their released software products. Without a means to accurately quantify the performance of individual testers as well as the unit as a whole, such endeavors are destined to fail. Software testing…

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Added by Sanjay Zalavadia on October 7, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

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!



1. WORKING FOR FOOD, THAT IS WORKING FOR EXPERIENCE

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

Random…

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

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