Agile Testing

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10 Characteristics of a Perfect Agile Specialist 0

Each organization starts from its leader, and software testing company is not an exception. Under agile testing conditions, an idea of the perfect manager has been permanently undergoing changes. Despite the fact that agile development technique is used almost in every IT company, not every manager completely understands what it

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How Agile Testing Differs Traditional One 0

Agile testing – a modern word in the context of software development cycle. Any software testing company tries to cultivate

How Use Cause-Effect Graphing in Agile Testing? 0

Any QA company tries to follow the agile principles in its activity as modern ever-evolving technologies force to perform the set

Agile Team: Types of Self-management 0

Any modern software testing company tries to establish the principles of the agile methodology in its activity. With regard to

Scrum, Kanban and XP: Similarities and Differences 0

Agile software methodology is characterized by its advance and serialization, when it comes to software testing or mobile testing. And

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Automated Testing

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When it’s too late to start Test Automation 0

Testing of your project requires automation, but you still doubt it? What advantages will your project get? When is it time to start test automation? We’ve interviewed experts from QATestLab (Ukraine) and Testify (Norway) who specialize in test automation and they shared their best experience in this field. Why do you

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Mobile Test Automation: whim or demand? 0

The shift of different industries to mobile makes the mobile segment one of the most promising consumer IT fields. According

What projects need test automation 0

The main purpose of automated testing is to make the verification of software more effective. Automation of regression tests enables

When say “no” to automated testing? 0

Despite providing a number of advantages, automation of software testing applied to the “improper” project may cause a failure of

To build or not to build own test automation framework? 0

If you decide to apply test automation, two options are available – to develop your own framework or to use

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Compatibility Testing

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Cross Browser Testing: Why? Where? When? 0

Talking about user interface testing, one cannot forget about the product checking on various devices, OS versions, and browsers. It is a widespread problem when a user wants to open the website in another browser and faces the difficulty of an incorrect page displaying. In this case, software testing needs

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Compatibility Testing of Mobile Web Program 0

Compatibility testing plays an important role in web site testing. If a web application is supposed to work in one

How Select Platform Configurations for Compatibility Testing? 0

There are many kinds and models of desktop and mobile devices nowadays. At least several operating systems are popular on

Testing Software with Multiple Device Support 0

Users of software products are very creative. They interact with applications and work with devices in a manner that they

Compatibility Testing of Mobile Software 0

Note: the article was updated in November 2018. Nowadays, the variety of mobile devices, OS, and platforms available on the

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E-commerce testing

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Staying tuned: QATestLab at E-commerce Berlin Expo 0

The fourth E-commerce Berlin Expo took place on February 20 in the heart of Germany. The QATestLab team didn’t hesitate if to visit this exhibition – we cannot miss the chance to meet the brightest people engaged in eCom industry and keep in touch with the market trends. We decided

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How independent testing helped to win the court (Real Case!) 0

Cooperating with a contractor, you expect to get the high-level services. Sure, mistakes may happen – nobody’s perfect. Still, business

Customer loyalty programs: types and tools overview 0

Customer loyalty programs gain more and more popularity. Remember, how many times did you use customer loyalty programs last month?

Is your online store ready for Christmas Rush? 0

This wonderful time of winter holidays when everybody is happy and excited… Happy?! Are you sure? Did you know that

The Procedure of E-commerce Testing 0

Probably, everyone even once has a deal with the e-commerce systems. But for the majority of end users, e-commerce applications

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Exploratory Testing

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Exploratory Testing: Features and Appliance 0

The testing types list seems to be endless and, moreover, some of them have very similar characteristics. Many “green” testers cannot realize the fine line between ad-hoc testing and exploratory testing, for example, or divide usability testing from user interface testing. Exploratory testing – the category of testing, distinguished by

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3 Main Points of Exploratory Testing 0

It is not difficult to imagine that a beginner doesn’t know what to start while doing exploratory testing. It happens

How to Find More Bugs with Exploratory Testing 0

Practice shows that test managers tend not to use exploratory testing in IT processes they manage. Instead, they often rely

A New Approach to Exploratory Testing 0

In a world of software testing services, there is a relatively new trend called “developer exploratory testing”. As seen from

The Mystery of Exploratory Testing 0

In software testing sphere, there is an interesting suggestion that every checking type is actually exploratory testing. To find out

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Functional Testing

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QA for Mobile Banking: Security is not all you have to handle 0

How do you test the login process to your mobile banking application? You may think that clients can only enter a valid or invalid PIN code and that’s it. And it is far from reality. There are about 15 different scenarios of logging into m-banking application: entering invalid PIN code

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E-learning Software: how win the market? 0

Blackboard replaced by LCD monitor, mouse instead of chalk, virtual field trips on a History lesson – somewhat hard to

Unit vs Integration vs Functional Testing 0

There are various types of software testing and the QA specialists should be aware of their specific features and different

Functional vs Performance Testers 0

It is no secret that a manager should assign specific tasks to an expert in software testing with a particular

What are Goals and Bonuses of Functional Testing? 1

None of the software products can be of 100% quality without the previously performed functional testing. This means that before

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Game Testing

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Online casino testing: challenges and solutions 0

Not so long ago, when you wanted to try your luck and play game of chances you needed to hit the road and look for a decent casino. But times have changed and modern technology makes it possible to enjoy gambling not leaving your own house. Las Vegas online has

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Indie Games: What is it about? 0

A professional gamer has heard the “indie game” phrasing at least once. To amateur game players, this definition may seem

Mobile Game Testing: factors to consider 0

In 2020, mobile game revenue is expected to reach $ 72.3 billion. Mobile games are so popular because they are

QA in Game Industry: how to enforce fun with quality 0

Quality is of importance for every software development procedure, and the game industry is not an exception. To ensure a

How has Virtual Reality changed game testing? 1

Several years ago VR (Virtual Reality) has blown up the entertainment market and now it is considered to be one

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Interesting Facts

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Staying tuned: QATestLab at E-commerce Berlin Expo 0

The fourth E-commerce Berlin Expo took place on February 20 in the heart of Germany. The QATestLab team didn’t hesitate if to visit this exhibition – we cannot miss the chance to meet the brightest people engaged in eCom industry and keep in touch with the market trends. We decided

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At the heart of mobile gaming: QATestLab at Pocket Gamer Connects 0

On January 21-22, the QATestLab team had a pleasure to visit Pocket Gamer Connects. PG Connects is the biggest mobile

How independent testing helped to win the court (Real Case!) 0

Cooperating with a contractor, you expect to get the high-level services. Sure, mistakes may happen – nobody’s perfect. Still, business

Applicant Tracking Systems: review by HR specialist 0

If you know what the abbreviation ATS means and you have the favorite ATS system, then you probably are connected

GDPR in QA: influence on test data management 0

In the world of total computerization and digital techniques we all concern about the access to our personal information and

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Localization testing

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Types of Localization Bugs with Examples 0

Localization testing is an important part of a development lifecycle of the application, which is designed for the international market. It checks whether the software is adjusted to meet lingual, culture and other requirements of each separate region as opposed to globalization which aims to launch the app that can

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Difficulties of Translation or Localization Testing 0

Performing mobile testing or desktop testing, testers know very well what they need to do. But those, who have faced

What to Focus on During Localization Testing? 2

There are many programs that have versions in numerous languages. Such programs require localization testing besides other common testing types.

Localization Testing: what to focus on? 0

There are many programs that have versions in numerous languages. Such programs require localization testing besides other common testing types.

What Defects Can Localization Testing Reveal? 0

We live in time of globalization. Nowadays information spreads fast. Anyone can learn what is going on on other continents

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Mobile Application Testing

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Before release: How focus testing helped to reveal critical bugs 0

How can independent testing save your project budget? Is it possible to get along without QA? What can be found behind properly working software? We would like to share a real-life story of our client’s success to find the answers on these and other questions. Request for focus testing The

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QA for Mobile Banking: Security is not all you have to handle 0

How do you test the login process to your mobile banking application? You may think that clients can only enter

Weaknesses of Mobile Streaming Applications 0

Streaming video, audio, and multimedia make 63% of the internet traffic and 44% of this traffic stand for mobile. Streaming

Mobile Test Automation: whim or demand? 0

The shift of different industries to mobile makes the mobile segment one of the most promising consumer IT fields. According

How Deliver Effective Apps for Logistics? 0

A vehicle is driving from point A to point B with a definite speed. How fast will it get to

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Outsourcing

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Quality Assurance: a must for successful projects 0

Have you already crossed the bounds of the eight-hour shift and created something unique? If so, then you probably know what makes the startups prosperous. Intellect, courage, money, communication and management skills – definitely the necessary but insufficient conditions for an effective start and continuous success. Such examples as Uber,

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Why QA Companies Use the Offshore-onsite Model 0

Globalization has reached different spheres of life and IT is not an exception. Each business tries to reduce costs and

Outsourcing Software Testing: Pros and Cons 1

Why outsourcing software testing became so popular? What are the peculiarities of it? For sure a lot of people have

Offshoring and Outsourcing Difference 0

Note: the article was updated in October 2018. This year offshoring and outsourcing gained victory in the rating of the

Why Do We Choose Independent Testing? 0

Mature in terms of industrial organization usually resort to such type of outsourcing. These companies have their own already established

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Performance Testing

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Performance Testing vs Performance Engineering 0

There is plenty of information explaining, characterizing and comparing performance testing and performance engineering. These two notions are different concepts, but the boundaries are so vague that they cause a lot of misunderstandings. Software specialists understand the set of skills necessary to perform as a tester or an engineer. To

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How to verify performance of mobile games? 0

Statistics shows that mobile gaming market continues its fast and dynamic growth. According to Mediakix, a marketing agency, nearly 800,000

Performance Testing: how to detect system bottlenecks 0

The main aim of performance testing is to detect performance bottlenecks that can cause negative user experience and even software

HP LoadRunner vs HP Performance Center 0

Both these tools are used for performance testing, and both they are developed by one company – HP. But Performance

The Notion of Soak Testing 0

Soak testing is a kind of performance testing that is applied in order to check whether the system can withstand

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Regression Testing

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6 Effective Ways to Perform Regression Testing 1

After performing software testing, reporting bugs and their fix regression testing should be executed. Its aim is to find defects of the software after code modifications or the product release. Besides, software testing company checks whether the application’s new version is better than the previous one. Tips on how to

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Types of Regression Testing 0

While checking a particular software product, QAs perform different types of tests: automated test scripts, unit test cases, suites for system

What Are the Advantages of Regression Testing? 0

If there are any modifications of the code or changes of some features, then regression testing is performed. This type

4 Common Myths About Regression Testing 0

Every day new information technologies continue to emerge: mobile and desktop applications, games, complex websites. Thereafter, QA company has new responsibilities

Must-Have for Regression Testing 0

Software testing undergoes many stages, modifications, additions, and so on during its execution. Performing regression testing, the specialists always hope

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Security Testing

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8 Most Famous Internet Viruses 0

The history of computer worms and malware began in 1983 when an American scientist Fred Cohen first introduced a term “computer virus”. He developed a software able to infect machines, make copies of itself, and move from one computer to another. The first real virus, called “Brain”, was created later

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Penetration Testing: zero in on security 0

Penetration testing or pentesting evaluates security system of a ready software. Its main goal is to detect potential vulnerabilities by

Data Breaches: why to watch your back 0

In 2018, cybersecurity still remains a stumbling rock. Last year showed that hackers’ attacks became more sophisticated. In comparison to

How spammers get your data from health and fitness apps? 0

Do you have a health and fitness application installed on your smartphone? Do you monitor your sleep cycles, count calories

Forget the password? Then scan your finger 0

How do you unlock your smartphone? Do you enter the password or use fingerprint authentication? How do you confirm a

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Selenium

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Selenium 2 makes automation debugging easier 0

One of the parts of Selenium 1.0 that I never enjoyed was debugging automation that didn’t work. I had to faff about creating custom Firefox profiles with Firebug installed and set to go through a proxy. Selenium 2 makes all of that so much easier. With the code below, my

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Selenium Auto Accept Self Signed SSL Certificates and Basic Authentication 1

One of my biggest annoyances and unresolved issues with Selenium is the self signed SSL certificates. This was a huge

Running Selenium Server Using Custom Firefox Profile 0

Let’s create custom firefox profile at first: 1. Close all running copies of firefox 2. Start => Run 3. Type

Interview Questions of Selenium 0

1.    What is the difference between an assert and a verify with Selenium commands? 2.    What Selenese commands can be

E-mail Distribution of Test Results Obtained from Selenium + TestNG 12

If you have to run a bunch of automated tests using Selenium + TestNG, the results of running the tests

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Software Testing and Quality

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Basics of SQL for Non-programmers. Real Experience 0

What do you know about SQL? Are you sure you understand what these mystery letters mean and realize how to make use of them? It is hard to determine if you need to learn SQL when you are not a programmer and have a vague understanding of how to apply

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Is your website launch worth generating buzz? 0

2 billion is the total number of websites available on the Internet. Have you ever wondered how many of them

Quality Assurance: a must for successful projects 0

Have you already crossed the bounds of the eight-hour shift and created something unique? If so, then you probably know

E-learning Software: how win the market? 0

Blackboard replaced by LCD monitor, mouse instead of chalk, virtual field trips on a History lesson – somewhat hard to

6 technical pitfalls of logistics software 0

Have you ever wondered which business drives the most revenue? According to Business Insider, the supply chain takes the third

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Software Testing Humour

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Types of Interaction within Software Project Team 1

Note: the acticle was updated in November 2018. Professional team and fruitful interaction between its members are the key to success of every project and company. Such teams can vary in size, professional orientation, work organization, etc. Software project team deals with an impressive scope of work which demands qualified

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What is Zombie Testing? 0

“Zombie testing” is a routine tests execution using predetermined patterns and methods. In software testing, zombies are mostly concentrated on

Software Testing Demotivators – Part 1 1

Please look through our software testing demotivators. Testing is real fun. No doubts.

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Software Testing Services

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Video Downloading Software: Сommon Bottlenecks and their Solutions 0

Nowadays it is difficult to release a product which could be named a perfect one. In case of video downloading software, the quality depends on absence of bugs and perfection may become closer with reducing of the error probability. How can this be achieved? The creation and development of high-quality

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6 technical pitfalls of logistics software 0

Have you ever wondered which business drives the most revenue? According to Business Insider, the supply chain takes the third

Online casino testing: challenges and solutions 0

Not so long ago, when you wanted to try your luck and play game of chances you needed to hit

How Deliver Effective Apps for Logistics? 0

A vehicle is driving from point A to point B with a definite speed. How fast will it get to

Is unit testing enough for software release? 0

Unit testing is the first step on the long way to a high-quality software. Its main purpose is to verify

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Software Testing Theory

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Checklist for Test Plan Review. Sample-Based 0

This article holds information for project managers and team leads who deal with test plans and face issues connected with the documentation. To what extent the success of your project depends on the effective test plan? How to be sure that your testing provider presented the document that contains all

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Is unit testing enough for software release? 0

Unit testing is the first step on the long way to a high-quality software. Its main purpose is to verify

ISTQB certification: what, why and when 0

Certificates prove your professionalism in a certain sphere. Probably, you have already heard about ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualification Board)

New Books For Every Software Tester to Read 0

As new IT trends appear every year, and new software development practices are constantly evolving, the field of software testing

Big Data Invasion: Who will Survive 0

According to Grazitti Interactive, a marketing technology company, 90% of the data in the world has been created in last

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System testing

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Briefly about System Testing 0

The procedure of system checking is connected with unit, integration and acceptance testing. System testing is conducted in order to check functional and nonfunctional requirements to the system as a unique entity. A huge number of system errors can be detected during this software testing type. Thus, there is a high

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What to Know About System Testing? 0

The great number of different software testing methods warrants the quality of the services provided by a software testing company.

What Is System Test Case? 0

System testing is the type of software testing, when applications or software systems are viewed as an undivided unit. Like

System Testing vs Integration Testing 0

Sometimes it is difficult to understand the differences between the types of software testing. The usage of the particular type

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Testing Tools

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Best Practices of Test Case Creation in JIRA 0

“What” and “how” questions take about 30% of the testing process. A good test case covers these questions considerably reducing the time spent on them. To perform its main functions, a test case has to be properly designed and organized for future updates. A wide choice of tools and templates

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Customer loyalty programs: types and tools overview 0

Customer loyalty programs gain more and more popularity. Remember, how many times did you use customer loyalty programs last month?

Types of Testing Certificates 0

The question of certification sooner or later arises for a software tester or other specialists in different IT areas. This

What tool to use for test automation in 2017? 0

According to the Gartner report Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation, by 2020 Selenium WebDriver will become a standard tool

Security Testing Tools You Need to Know 0

The statistics of cyber attacks of the recent years shows that hackers broke 1061 blogs and websites in 2015 and

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Uncategorized

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Video Downloading Software: Сommon Bottlenecks and their Solutions 0

Nowadays it is difficult to release a product which could be named a perfect one. In case of video downloading software, the quality depends on absence of bugs and perfection may become closer with reducing of the error probability. How can this be achieved? The creation and development of high-quality

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Usability Testing

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Weaknesses of Mobile Streaming Applications 0

Streaming video, audio, and multimedia make 63% of the internet traffic and 44% of this traffic stand for mobile. Streaming media is the method used to deliver digital multimedia elements – usually video or audio – from a data streaming service provider to an end user. It is the alternative

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Positive UX – how to make wow effect simple 0

Do you return home if you forget your phone on a table? Can you live at least one day without

10 Basic Usability Testing Principles 0

Nowadays’ computerized life makes the users go to the different websites in order to get the necessary information. There are

How to Make Usability Testing More Effective? 0

Every developing team waits for the feedback from end users. Unfortunately, it is impossible to get the information about each

Specifics of Desktop Usability Testing 0

Usability testing is designed to ensure the product is convenient and pleasant for using. And software testing company provides checking

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