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The Role of Automation in Functional Testing

“Testing has to be an integral part of developing software and not a separate phase. When this approach is taken, product quality is owned by everyone on the team.” - James Sivak

A few years ago, Knight Capital Group, trading on an average 3.3 billion shares a day, incurred a trading loss of $440 million because of an incorrect software update! In today’s digital economy, the importance of thorough testing of the software before it goes live cannot be emphasized more.…

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Added by Monica Paul on March 20, 2017 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Top 5 Web-to-print Mistakes To Avoid

Shopping trends of consumers have witnessed a drastic change in the last few years. Lately, as people are more comfortable buying customized products online, web to print technology and process is getting more popular with ecommerce business owners. But without proper knowledge and…

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Added by Pratik Shah on February 15, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments

'Can' and 'Should' a Manual Tester Automate?

“In an age of specialization people are proud to be able to do one thing well, but if that is all they know about, they are missing out on much else life has to offer.” Dennis Flanagan

The late Dennis Flanagan, the editor of Scientific American for over 37 years, had probably seen his fair share of free thinkers and eclectic geniuses and in that light, probably knew a thing or two about the pitfalls of narrow specializations. The world of software development and software testing,…

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Added by Monica Paul on February 14, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Personalized Online Gifting: An Urban Ecommerce Trend

It has not been very long since the advent of ecommerce but within a very limited time, it has managed to establish itself as the first shopping option for many people around the world. With each passing day, more and more people are moving towards online shopping and making it an integral part of their lifestyle. In spite of the popularity it has gained, online shopping is still an urban trend and a sector which has seen the trend at its peak is the gifting segment. Urban people are…

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Added by Pratik Shah on February 9, 2017 at 12:45pm — No Comments

How not to lose your sleep when the release date approaches?

Software project release dates can be the things that nightmares are made of. According to a report by Standish group, almost 80% of software projects are unsuccessful because of budget overruns, missed timelines leading to slower time to market, missing functions or a combination of all.…

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Added by Monica Paul on January 20, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Test Automation is Made for Agile Development

It’s no secret that many software development teams now favor the agile methodology as compared to the traditional waterfall methodology. Agile, being more adaptive, makes product development more efficient by breaking down the development process into smaller, iterative cycles or sprints. In order to follow this approach, it becomes essential to test often and test fast and keep the focus on continuously improving the product from iteration to iteration. Considering that there are new…

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Added by Monica Paul on September 26, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Essential Components of a Successful Test Automation Strategy

“Strategy without process is little more than a wish list” – Robert Filek

Testing has become a great enabler in this age with business environments becoming increasingly competitive. Neglecting testing due to time or resource constraints results in poor quality products, client dissatisfaction and increased development costs.…

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Added by Monica Paul on September 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is test automation a task for developers or testers

With the rise of new software development methodologies, such as agile development and DevOps, we are witnessing a continuous crossover of activities. No longer are functions such as testing carried out in isolation. Software development has become a collaborative process where the tester and the developer have to work in tandem to create products that, can not only be delivered in time but that also function flawlessly. With shortening development cycles, test automation has emerged as the…

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Added by Monica Paul on August 25, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Characteristics of a Smart Software Tester

Well, today there is a lot of buzz into software testers who are rigorously working to improve their testing skills and expertise. But, I would also like to bring this thing into the limelight that there are no specific guidelines to become a great software tester, but there are definitely some qualities that can definitely help you test better and with perfection. Well, going further with this idea, I would like to summarize some of the traits that can help you become a GREAT Software…

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Added by Himani Kankaria on July 28, 2016 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

5 benefits of end-to-end testing

For Test Automation Services to be successful, you need an expert service provider who will ensure end-to-end testing so that when the application is launched it does not have any bugs and runs successfully. To understand more about this, you need to know what end-to-end testing is all about:

End-to-end testing is a process to check whether the application is working from beginning to end in the right manner or not. The main purpose of end-to-end testing is to search the dependencies…

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Added by Peter Hall on July 22, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Predictive Analytics in Software Testing help Reduce Operational Risks and Make Proactive Decisions

Many companies today face sudden increase in costs, production delays and operational risks. Predictive analytics is a data driven technology which can be leveraged to predict failure points in testing activities and determine the future. It has the power to help optimize project data and make proactive decisions. This whitepaper will introduce the concept of Predictive analytics in Software Testing as a technique which could help businesses in identifying the issues at the earliest to make…

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Added by Pavan Kumar on January 27, 2016 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

Importance of Testing Application for Compatibility Issues

With the constant increase in the demand for quality Operating Systems and versions, companies frequently release enhanced Operating Systems and versions. The platforms with new features and improved performance always attract customers. Since most of the customers are already using mobile, the customers would want to access the preferred application in a specific platform. In order to offer a fully compatible application that fits with different platforms, compatibility testing is…

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Added by Pavan Kumar on January 4, 2016 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

How do I contain my testing costs? TaaS comes to the rescue!

In today’s world, most of the development strategies are inclined towards mobile revolution. Considering the complexities involved around mobile testing, setting up device libraries, testing across multiple platforms and devices in addition to regular web: spots testing expenditure beginning to spiral out of control.…

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Added by Abhinav das on November 9, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

What makes TaaS click? What are the key ingredients for successful TaaS?

We are all well aware of how testing has evolved over the years and different engagement model which have evolved around it. The final stage of evolution cycle of testing has manifested as Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS)!…

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Added by Abhinav das on November 2, 2015 at 7:33pm — No Comments

“Outcome Based Testing and Pricing” using Taas

Testing services have evolved through a life cycle of different engagement models, as described below.

  • Testing was being done by the development team in the form of unit testing, Integration testing and System Testing.
  • Later a dedicated team was formed within the Organization that was responsible for the testing activities.
  • This further moved to a model of Independent Verification and Validation services (I V & V), where the testing team was an independent…
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Added by Abhinav das on October 26, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

On-demand Regression testing using TaaS

In today’s world of constant change, software applications are undergoing change frequently. For an enterprise to undergo complete cycle of testing requires multiple phases of testing(such as unit Testing, System Testing, System Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Performance &Volume Testing, Fail over & Recovery Testing and last but not the least Security & Penetration Testing).

During…

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Added by Abhinav das on October 19, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Why Mobile Apps need to be tested?

Compared to other testing Mobile application testing is more challenging in many ways as in, the demand of devices with new technology and rush towards introducing new app had made mobile applications very popular in the market in very less time and bringing the app in the market with zero defects is another biggest challenge for the mobile app providers.  

It is understandable that developers who develop mobile applications after spending huge amount of effort and time will always…

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Added by Pavan Kumar on September 3, 2015 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

Java Tutorials For Selenium-2.0

Data types in Java :

There are 8 different data types in java like : byte, short, int, long, float, double, char, boolean.

int datatype : int data type is useful to store 32 bit integer (Example : 4523) values only. We can not store decimal (Example 452.23) values in int data type.

Example : 

int i = 4523;

 

long datatype…
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Added by Girija on May 15, 2015 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Mobile Web Best Practices

Mobile Web Best Practices are given below.

[as defined by W3C Mobile Web Initiative]

 

•           [THEMATIC_CONSISTENCY] Ensure that content provided by accessing a URI yields a thematically coherent experience when accessed from different devices.

•           [CAPABILITIES] Exploit device capabilities to provide an enhanced user experience.

•           [DEFICIENCIES] Take reasonable steps to work around deficient implementations.

•          …

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Added by Ronak Shah on November 28, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Software Quality – The Definition

Definition of Software Quality

 

I have read and heard about many different definitions of “Software Quality” so far. Though very likable term but not easily achievable one! Interestingly, everyone in IT industry wants to attain it for his/her project/task/work.

 

Let’s look at few popular definitions of “Software Quality”.

 

As per Wikipedia-

In the context of software engineering, software…

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Added by Ronak Shah on November 28, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

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