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Sanity Testing vs Regression Testing

In software testing company, the specialists perform different software testing types. There are some checking types that resemble each other. It is important to distinguish their peculiarities.

It may be difficult to see the deference between system and unit testing, GUI testing and usability. Sanity and regression testing are also among such pairs.

The aim of Sanity and Regression is the same, but these two types of testing have…


Added by Helen QATestLab on March 23, 2017 at 9:58 — 1 Comment

Docker Based Framework for Scalability Testing

The cloud ecosystem is ruling the roost at the moment and it is only set to grow. Organizations are using a mix of cloud ecosystems and deployments are on the rise. And that’s changed a lot for cloud vendors; automated orchestration, networking at scale with overlays and storage provisioning to name a few. Due to this, cloud providers and their vendors are facing a burning issue of scalability as it requires modifying both hardware and software architecture/components. This podcast speaks in…


Added by Calsoft Marketing on March 10, 2017 at 7:16 — No Comments

Software Testing Interview Questions

Are you preparing for a software testing job interview and want to know what to expect? First, improve your chances by getting updated on the world’s most desirable test automation skills. After crossing that from your list, here are the top 20 testing interview questions that are more than likely to appear on your next job interview:

  1.  What…


Added by Debby Stone on March 9, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Security Testing – Considerations, Best Practices & Tools

Security testing is a variant of different types of testing methods and approaches where testing is carried out just to ensure that the product, application or the system under test doesn’t have…


Added by Calsoft Marketing on March 8, 2017 at 12:14 — No Comments

Importance of Automation in QA Ecosystem for Rapid Product Release Cycle

Every product should go through quality assurance or testing, before going to market, to make sure that the product is developed as per expectations. This involves various testing phases such as build testing, smoke/sanity testing, feature testing, regression testing and sometimes…


Added by Calsoft Marketing on March 7, 2017 at 11:43 — No Comments

Letter to an agile developer talking about testing

I noticed your talk on testing in agile teams in a conference later this year. The ideas you have proposed are mainstream among agile developers. I also think the overall approach is negligent. It's particularly disappointing since I greatly admire your contributions to rethinking certain aspects of agile.

The most disturbing aspect of the talk is the complete ignorance of testing as followed by the group of testers who are mostly part of the…


Added by Nilanjan on March 5, 2017 at 3:23 — No Comments

Freelance Software Testing

Tired out of searching jobs? It seems getting a job after graduation has became the most difficult task now a days! Isn’t it??

We are living in a fast growing, developed century, and while looking around there are bunch of companies, plenty of technologies and could feel that it is IT everywhere; but still-Jobless!!

So.. What went wrong? Our skill set? Experience level? Lack of opportunities? Recession?


All these are just excuses to say.. Let's…


Added by JERRY GEORGE on March 4, 2017 at 8:59 — No Comments

7 Load Testing tips for Big Applications

In the fastest growing technical world applications have become the soul of almost any business. You don’t have much time to impress your users rather than you have just one second or less to impress your user. Therefore load testing becomes essential to ensure the quality and reliability of the application. Load testing tools are vital in ensuring application performance in real, live environments.

If you have an online food ordering site then you must be getting ready for the…


Added by Steve Young on March 2, 2017 at 4:42 — No Comments

End to End Testing

What is End to End Testing?

End-to-end testing is a technique used to validate whether the flow of application/software from the starting point to the end point is working perfectly or not. It is performed from start to finish under real world scenarios like the interaction of the application with the network, database, interfaces and other applications.

Nowadays, applications become complex because it contains a lot of components for functioning. All…


Added by Steve Young on March 2, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments

Types of Regression Testing

While checking a particular software product, the specialists of software testing company perform different types of tests: automated test scripts, unit test cases, suites for system testing, load tests, security test cases, etc.

But besides that, the specialists can also conduct several kinds of one software testing type. For example, there are several types of regression testing.

What Are the Types of Regression…


Added by Helen QATestLab on February 24, 2017 at 15:18 — No Comments

Smoke Testing vs Sanity Testing

Sanity testing is conducted after a build with fixed bugs and modified code is received. Its aim is to make sure that the functionality operates properly. This software testing type does not provide a thorough and detailed checking. It just verifies the work of new features or the removal of detected bugs.

In its turn, smoke testing ensures that the critical functionality operates correctly. It is conducted before regression testing and detailed functional testing. For example, a new…


Added by Helen QATestLab on February 1, 2017 at 12:57 — 3 Comments

Tools for Automated Web Testing

It is necessary to quickly check new versions of web products. Automated testing will help to cope with the task. Moreover, automation will help the team to easily change and made the code refactor.

The process of auto tests creation may rather difficult as the team should consider the modifications of UI, variety of servers and client platforms. Special automation tools will make the checking process easier.

There are many different automation tools. Here are some of…


Added by Helen QATestLab on January 27, 2017 at 8:33 — No Comments

Is It Worth Outsourcing Testing?

Some companies see no sense in any outsourced service – they are sure that the best possible result can be reached only by doing and managing everything by themselves. They don’t trust the unknown specialists from small companies in rather unpopular countries.

Other companies have rather good experience of outsourcing some services and they see a lot of its benefits. Tastes differ. But let’s look at this situation from the other side.

The majority of us like to go to…


Added by Helen QATestLab on January 23, 2017 at 9:53 — 2 Comments

Standards for Performance Testing

Actually, there are no published standards for performance testing. You might only find some information about performance in the standard ISO 29119-4. It contains a chapter about performance but not about testing.

Also, there is ISO/IEC 14756:1999 Information technology – Measurement and rating of performance of computer-based software systems.

You may find some information about the tests that may be used to describe the performance characteristics of a network…


Added by Helen QATestLab on January 19, 2017 at 15:52 — 1 Comment

Aim of Testing Tools

The aim of every software testing tool is to make the checking procedure faster and more effective. Tools help the testers to save time as well as effort.

There are special tools for various types of software testing. They have the common goal but possess different capacities, interface, etc.

  • Automated testing tools (Selenium, Windmill, Ranorex, eggPlant, etc.) are used to automate the process of certain system components or certain product…

Added by Helen QATestLab on January 5, 2017 at 16:03 — 1 Comment

TestComplete vs QTP

Both TestComplete and QTP are graphical interface record-payback automation tools. But they have a lot of difficulties.

  1. OS support. TestComplete supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, major Win 64-bit apps. QTP – only Windows XP.
  2. Browser support. QTP – Google Chrome (up to v.23), Internet Explorer, Firefox (v.21). TestComplete – IE, Chrome 31, Opera, Firefox.
  3. Language support. TestComplete – VB Script, JS Script, Delphi Script, C++, C#. QTP –…

Added by Helen QATestLab on December 30, 2016 at 9:51 — No Comments

Load and integration testing

Before any mobile/desktop app or software hits the market and starts being used by users, it should undergo a whole range of testing procedures, including load testing. Load testing is a totality of trials which check the possibilities of a product under serious loads, for example, a large number of users, considerable amount of data, which should be processed, etc. It is more sensible to take such tests in automation mode, in which it is possible reproduce large loads.

Apart from…


Added by Kenneth Willmes on December 29, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Unit vs Integration vs Functional Testing

All these software testing types are interrelated. In an ideal scenario, it is necessary to have unit, integration and functional testing conducted to get full test coverage. But still, each of them has own peculiarities.

1.      Purpose

Unit testing is performed to check the smallest units or modules of the product system at a time.

Integration testing – to check whether two or more combined units/modules operate in a proper way. Functional testing – to…


Added by Helen QATestLab on December 27, 2016 at 14:26 — No Comments

Ishikawa’s Seven Tools(Tool 1 to Tool5)

I am writing this blog by compiling information from various sites, books and my experience. I am writing this to help beginners. Thanks.

Ishikawa’s Seven Tools

Kaoru Ishikawa (July 13, 1915 - April 16, 1989) 

Was a Japanese university professor and influential quality management innovator best known in North America for the Ishikawa or cause and effect diagram (also known as fish-bone diagram) that is used in the analysis…


Added by Shreyasi Paul on December 27, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Path to Successful Implementation of Security Information and Event Management for a Business

Remember that scene from the movie Interstellar where Cooper and TARS find themselves inside a tesseract? It appears as a series of bookshelves and offers them a chance to peer into Cooper’s daughter, Murphy’s bedroom at various points in her life. What if you could do the same with your business? What if there was a way to provide you a glimpse into the overall security of your IT system? What if you could look at all the data from a single point and easily spot the…


Added by Mack Gill on December 20, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

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