Want Mobile Users? Usability Testing Is a Must.

A few apps get downloaded thousands of times, while others languish in their respective stores. Apps (or mobile sites) may flop because the content is blah, but the more likely — and avoidable — reason for limited daily active users (DAU) is a sub-par user …

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Performance Testing: 4 Powerful Insider Tips

The terms ‘Performance Testing’ and ‘Load Testing’ are commonly confused. Load tests examine the overall system’s abilities to service user activity for large numbers of users up to, and exceeding, usage expectations. Its point is to verify that, when the expected customer base begins logging …

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7 Awesome Exploratory Testing Tools

Exploratory testing is defined as simultaneous learning, test design, and test execution and the heart of manual testing. Exploratory testing values the tester as an integral part of the test process, like the Agile Manifesto states: “Individuals and interactions over tools and processes.”
In a …

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3 Tips to Ensure Unit Testing Success

The name, Unit Testing, accurately conveys the idea of testing something smaller than a working system. It refers to testing code modules that perform isolatable unique functions. In today’s programming parlance, these are typically called objects. They represent functionality that is specific enough to be …

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Fast Food and the Crowdsourced Software Testing Phenomenon

Crowdsourced usability testing has marketing appeal. They hook you with mentions of the big players…Adobe, Jet, Oracle, and more. On the surface it looks good. You simply sign-up (and pay a fee), submit some questions, and your tests are magically sent to on-demand users who …

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Is Scriptless Test Automation All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

The Agile software development methodology has compressed the traditional months-long software development cycle into days. To support that kind of release speed requires QA testing to be performed concurrently with development, often with test planning done even before the first line of system code is …

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Software Test Design Fundamentals

Whether beginning a completely new software product or adding in features and bug fixes to an existing one, tested verification is the measure of success in the coding process. It is the direct comparison of the intent of the code to its outcome. For this …

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Don’t Put Your Virtual Reality Testing in the Hands of a Noob

Twenty years ago, only visionaries could imagine the ways we use digital devices today. Then, we made calls and sent texts. We created alphanumeric emojis and our “cell phones” had a battery life measured in minutes, not hours or days. We played Snake, casually flipping …

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3 Challenges You Face When Automating Website Testing

Today’s web site development, and ecommerce in particular, is driven by marketing schedules. The point of the exercise is to get market campaigns, new site features, new products/services up on the site and available to the customer base as soon as possible. In the service …

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