3 Regression Testing Best Practices

Though it tends to be a catch-all term, regression testing is most commonly the effort made to verify that a bug fix has achieved its goal of correcting a code defect. An expanded definition includes testing for additional issues that may have been created by …

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What is User Acceptance Testing?

Once, I worked at a large organization with state-wide responsibility for providing consumers with a specific kind of information. I don’t want to give away the nature of the organization by telling you what this information was, but suffice it to say it impacted the …

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Top 3 Fax over IP Challenges and How to Solve Them

Facsimile —commonly known as fax— came to the fore in the 1970’s when consumer electronics were boosted dramatically by the creation of inexpensive integrated circuits. The opportunity to sell inexpensive fax terminals brought the manufacturers of proprietary fax devices together to find a common protocol …

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4 Huge Tech Trends and What They Mean for Software Testing in 2018

Rapidly changing technologies, platforms, and devices pressure software development teams to develop, test, integrate, and deliver faster and more frequently. Today, “Keeping up with the Joneses” means software has to be delivered and deployed daily instead of monthly or weekly. And, if you want to …

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A Closer Look at Integration Testing

Integration testing is the process of assembling various code modules which perform very specific tasks into a software system that uses them to perform more generalized applications. An example is using a module that stores and retrieves files with another that displays their names in …

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What Is Software QA? 5 Tips to Get You Ahead

You rely on your software to do business. It’s the public face of your company, the one every client interacts with. Your software must do two things:
• offer your customer a usable and useful experience, and
• generate revenue.
Either can be hard to …

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The 4 Surprising Benefits of Regression Testing

Regression testing is often viewed as the ‘red-headed stepchild’ of software QA. This is unfortunate as regression testing can contribute more to product quality than most would expect.
The main purpose of regression testing is to verify that the problem corrected by a code fix …

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IEEE 2030.5 Standard Progress

In 2016, the following key events occurred:

California Public Utility Commission approved a landmark order that makes the IEEE 2030.5 standard the default communications protocol in California for grid integration of DER resources.
IEEE organized the 2nd IEEE Symposium and Expo and a public workshop …

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6 Major Pitfalls of Crowdsourced Software Testing

If you’re considering crowdsourcing QA, you may just want to hit the pause button and read this first.
The crowdsourcing concept has been growing in popularity for quite some time. These days, you can crowdsource everything from a new product to your kids’ batman-themed birthday …

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Technical Review: ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)

Part 2 of our deep dive into key updates to the PDF standard – ISO 32000-2. Miss Part 1? Read about the Latest in PDF Testing.
Overview of ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) is now an official ISO standard. This new version  …

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Quality Assurance for Analytics: 4 Steps to Avoid Big Headaches

Accurate business intelligence on how your brands are perceived and what drives your customer base is critical to your business’s success. That’s where Analytics comes in. Analytics is the process of discovering and interpreting meaningful patterns in data monitored from an ongoing process. It uses …

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