Fail Faster: The Value of Automated UI Testing
My technical comrades and I aren’t known for loving fluff. For me, business always been about function over form—quality of product over fanciness of packaging. But in the world of application development, the two have become so intertwined as to be indistinguishable. In fact, in many industries, the User Interface (UI) layer of an application is the only part of a company that customers interact with. From customer support and administrative tasks to the actual purchase and usage, product and package are one and the same. If code breaks on the front end of your app, it doesn’t matter how well it’s supposed to function, because the user will never be able to use that function. That’s why I’m surprised more companies aren’t automating testing at the UI layer.
Optimizing Insurance IT Budgets in 2020
You’ve heard a lot from me about how to prepare your business for the coming decade—a decade that will be defined by wearables, personalized digital experiences, new demand patterns, and a nimble competitive landscape. Now, with 2020 upon us, let’s look at how you can optimize your budget to meet the demands of the new age. Insurers are spending more on IT with each passing yea ...
Assessing Your Digital Strategy with Rich Cannon
In our globalized economy driven by innovation and connectivity, the best-run enterprises are realizing the true value of collaboration. In 2020, we’re looking at a non zero sum game, where technology partnerships and alliances precipitate ever more advanced products, workflows, and outcomes. Shared best practices and resources hasten new efficiencies—efficiencies that are required to meet heightened customer expectations.
How Zero Trust Architecture Keeps Your Data Safe
Just as every rose has approximately 23.5 thorns, every business innovation gives rise to an array of cybercrimes designed to exploit it. As we become a more connected world—sharing data and processes, sending live communications over mountains and oceans, and logging on to apps hosted across any number of nations—nefarious threats rise to meet our best intentions.
Key Elements of Setting up Testing Standards
Amid fierce competition, every company attempts to provide flawless user experience to their customers, without even a slight glitch or small bug. Understanding key elements of setting up testing standards could pace up the efforts and maximize the chances of impeccable software product delivery.
Special Considerations for Open Source Testing Tools
Open source is just another inexpensive QA operations solution. In the present scenario of the IT industry, open-source testing tools are the driving force of the modern innovation and are the most mature solutions available for testing challenges as technical support, limited protocol support, and script maintenance. Any IT organization curious about QA implementation won't neglect this breed of powerful tools. Open source tools are built on open standards, brings strong community support, and facilitates customization to match your needs extensively.
How traditional test plans are replaced with Agile testing activities?
The Software Development life cycle is witnessing an enormous change due to the introduction of new methods and approaches in developing the software. The way the testing process has been executed over the years has found a new approach in the form of agile methodology. The rapid growth of the test and QA industry is introducing unique solutions to minimize the complexity of the work process. If these solutions continue to accelerate a predictable future with consistency in pace and scope for the problem-solving approaches in the software development life cycle, chances are that traditional test planning can be soon replaced by agile testing activities.
4 Effective Ways To Avoid Overlapping Automation & Manual Testing
Organizations that commence automation in testing may make the mistake of either writing duplicate tests for manual and automated testing or executing the same test manually as well as through the automation tools. This leads to wastage of valuable time and degraded efficiency on the part of the quality assurance team, inevitably slowing down the software deployment and production process manifold.
Integrating security in QA process: Why does it matter & How you can do it?
News on security breaches is hitting the headlines more often than ever. This is due to magnified scope and scale of the threats even with new technologies like mobility, cloud, big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and cryptocurrency. While there’s a growing sophistication in technologies and associated risks, security practices seem to be lagging behind. Many security reports from advisory firms like Deloitte, Gartner, and KPMG point out low organizational capabilities with respect to security aspects due to talent, culture, collaboration and so on.