Lessons from Iowa: Keep Your Customers' Data Safe with Robust Quality Assurance
“Iowa Democrat’s First Failure Was Not Testing That Calamitous App”“Personal Data of All 6.5 Million Israeli Voters Is Exposed”“At Least 80% of Shopping Apps Leak Users’ Data” We’ve talked a lot about the value of quality assurance (QA) in creating seamless user experiences. After all, easy and bug-free digital experiences can lead to greater brand loyalty and sales. More impor ...
Efficient Methods of Web & Mobile Test Case Documentation
As a testing team, you are used to writing test cases that are exclusively tied to a single application (web/mobile). Each and every time you want to test a new application, you start writing from scratch. Instead, developers & testers need techniques to utilize the existing test cases for improved productivity. The major segment of testing is designing and writing compel ...
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.
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.
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.
Three Key Ingredients Needed to Deliver Quality Apps in a DevOps Environment
A stark disconnect exists between businesses and customers around the digital experience. This disconnect is summed up succinctly by a recent Qualtrics survey: 60% of companies think they’re providing a good mobile experience, but only 22% of consumers feel the same.
Significance of Quality Engineering (QE)
With the growing emphasis to minimize IT failures, offer error-free solutions and cut down the development and maintenance costs, there is a need of the hour is to rise above traditional testing practices and solutions to deliver innovative solutions. Moving beyond Quality Assurance, ‘Quality Engineering’ is the process by which software is tested, analyzed and improved throughout the application development life cycle.