Agile Testing

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Agile Testing: Crossing the T’s 0

In conditions of dynamic markets and fast-changing industries requirements, the release of new or updated software products should be rapid. Otherwise, a product will be presented to the end users too late and it will be unable to compete with the other solutions already available at the market. To remain

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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

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

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Automated Testing

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Benefits of Automation Testing for CIOs 0

What is the scope of work for CIOs? The field of their responsibilities is pretty vast, that’s why the instruments on effectiveness enhancing and control monitoring won’t go amiss. What is the value of Automation Testing for IT projects managed by the Chief Information Officer, and how does it influence

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The Most Common Automation Testing Challenges 0

The development and intensive use of automation testing confirm the constant shift to simplification in all spheres of our life.

The Most Important Metrics for Automation Testing 0

If you want to reach success, you must know how to define whether you did it or not. Every value

When it’s too late to start Test Automation 1

Testing of your project requires automation, but you still doubt it? What advantages will your project get? When is it

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

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Real Case: How to Test AI Technology for Auto Generation of Video Preview? 0

The specifics of video content and the scarcity of available digital environments affect the performance of the technologies delivered for video optimization and engagement. In this article, we are going to share our experience of testing the technology for automatic generation of the video preview. Besides, the technology is based

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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

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

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Compatibility Testing

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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 personal computers and smartphones and tablets. Each platform supports several web browsers. A good web application must properly function on some widely utilized platform combinations. This makes compatibility testing a

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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

Compability Bug: Testing on Various Devices 0

Nowadays people widely utilize personal computers, tablets and smartphones. Some devices are more convenient for usage in certain conditions. Others

Why Perform Mobile Testing on Different Devices? 0

There are many different mobile devices nowadays. They are of various sizes, have various processing capacities and operation systems. Mobile

How to Reduce Costs by Compatibility Testing? 0

In order to perform compatibility testing thoroughly a software testing company must use end-user configurations of hardware and software. The

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E-commerce Testing

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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? You probably even have such an application on your smartphone. In fact, customer loyalty program becomes a useful tool for increasing sales of e-commerce business. We have prepared a brief

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Is your online store ready for Christmas Rush? 1

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

Overview of M-Commerce Market 0

Mobile commerce or m-commerce is not a brand new trend anymore. Some people consider that its era is over and

5 “must test” in e-commerce project 0

Nowadays e-commerce is an everyday reality. According to the researchers, by 2019 retail e-commerce sales will count 12.8% of worldwide

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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Heart of Gaming: QATestLab Experience at Gamescom 0

On August 20-24 QATestLab team had a pleasure to visit Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany. This year the event, which takes place since 2009, raised to the federal level – the trade fair was opened personally by Angela Merkel. For five days, Gamescom fully occupied the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center with

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QATestLab at CodeMobile Developer Conference 0

Constant development of the quality assurance field forces us to learn and monitor the trends permanently. That is why our

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

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

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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

Why is Exploratory Testing Underestimated? 0

Many different types of testing have been elaborated recently. They allow to streamline and order a testing process, concentrate on

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Functional Testing

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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 peculiarities. If the test is engaged in mobile testing, then he should know how to execute performance testing of mobile apps, security testing of mobile systems, etc. All these software

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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

How to Discover Functional Software Errors? 0

Quality software testing can be performed only by skilled specialists with out-of-the-box thinking, ability to see the same situation from

How to Make Functional Testing Fruitful? 0

It is of common knowledge that functional testing is one of the most important activities in quality assurance. It is

Negative Test Cases for Functional Testing 1

Negative testing is a testing technique when invalid input data are used for software quality assessment. Its purpose is to

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Game Testing

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Testing at a Complex Project: QATestLab Real Case 0

While you are planning your vacation or are already enjoying a cocktail on the beach, the growth of IT projects is not going to slow down. They grow and develop, and often startups turn into huge companies with dozens of divisions. How then stay on top and maintain control over

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Choosing Devices for Game Testing: How to Play this Game? 1

Today’s players know what they want. They are familiar with the quality of the graphic, scenarios, and strategies of games.

How to Check Game Compatibility with the System: testing approach and QA techniques 2

The video game industry has always faced compatibility issues as the most pressing ones. Various configurations of audio or video

Game Software Testing: How Independent Testing Complements in-house QA 0

How quality assurance is implemented in big companies? Why successful game developers choose independent QA? How independent testing can enhance

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

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Industries Insights

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How bugs impact your business. With real-life examples 0

Have you ever thought what is a bug in the software and how it could impact your business? Do you know the real cost of errors in your application? What consequences could you face if not taking care of the quality of your software? App failures affect businesses of all

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Quality Assurance Process in Mobile Payment Systems 0

Today’s life requires speed. The desire of consumers to get the goods and services whenever they want becomes more and

Mind Maps in Software Testing 0

How to sort out a task that involves multiple steps or sequence of actions? Why you should consider using Mind

Top 10 Common Errors In Software Testing 0

As we know, one of the main tasks of testing is to find mistakes in the product. But what if

Outsourcing, Outstaffing and Independent QA: What is the Difference? 0

Optimization of processes is fundamental for business growth and company scalability. In case of software delivery, you are able to

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Localization Testing

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Types of Localization Bugs with Examples 1

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 Testing

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Top Android Devices to choose for Testing Apps in 2019 2

Fights and arguments about operational systems are still on. They look to be infinity but not chill. Android is a pretty strong competitor in this raise to be the best. This article holds proofs and statistics that could be useful for Quality Assurance engineers to keep aware of the results

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Differences between Web App and Mobile App Testing 0

Still doubt if your software needs a mobile version? Let’s think: 3.7 billion people have mobile phones, and 47.96% of them

Ready, Set, Go! How fitness apps became our coaches? 0

Do you go in for sports? Visit a gym or go to pilates at least a couple of days a

Why mobile apps fail 1

According to the Mobile App Report performed by comScore Inc, a digital measurement and analytics company, 65,5% of US smartphone

Mobile presence – whim or demand? 0

Do you have a mobile version of your website or the application you developed? If not, then it is the

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Project Management Methodologies

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Guide to Choose Correct Project Methodology 1

Agile, Waterfall, XP, Kanban, PMBOK are considered to be project management methodologies. But actually, it is not true. And now you will know why. Project management methodology is a set of techniques, principles, rules, and standards tailored to deliver projects. But full-stack methodologies, i.e., those that include own principles, processes,

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Best Practices of Agile Project Reporting by QATestLab Specialists 0

Agile Methodology treats people higher than processes and instruments (according to one of its principles). Self-organized teams, changing requirements, freedom

Quality Assurance according to PMBOK 0

What does it take to succeed in the sphere you work in? Is it all about qualification and academic degrees?

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

2 Main Distinctions of a Scrum Project 0

Scrum, an agile software development framework, considerably differs from a traditional software development process. It is often applied as it

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Project Management Tools

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TOP 10 Best Time Tracking Software of 2019 2

Did you know that on average a person spends almost 9 years watching TV, about 7 years trying to fall asleep, and 3 years are spent on social media? As for time at work, it takes approximately 12 years of our life. Time tracking software helps to make the most

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Top 5 of Test Management Tools 0

Have you ever thought how to choose a test management tool? There are hundreds of such programs and, at first

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QA Basics

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What is better: Test Emulators or Real Devices 0

The modern market of devices expands every day, and that is not easy for testers. The extensive number of mobile devices and apps for them trigger issues on their quality. Clients require effective mobile testing solutions to maintain their application high-quality development and support. And here the question arises: emulator

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TOP 10 Regression Testing Tools 0

A wide range of testing tools does not mean that your choice will be quick and simple. To make your

Best Practices of Test Case Creation in JIRA 2

“What” and “how” questions take about 30% of the testing process. A good test case covers these questions considerably reducing

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

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

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QA for Business

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How bugs impact your business. With real-life examples 0

Have you ever thought what is a bug in the software and how it could impact your business? Do you know the real cost of errors in your application? What consequences could you face if not taking care of the quality of your software? App failures affect businesses of all

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Quality Assurance Process in Mobile Payment Systems 0

Today’s life requires speed. The desire of consumers to get the goods and services whenever they want becomes more and

Mind Maps in Software Testing 0

How to sort out a task that involves multiple steps or sequence of actions? Why you should consider using Mind

Top 10 Common Errors In Software Testing 0

As we know, one of the main tasks of testing is to find mistakes in the product. But what if

Real Case: How to Test AI Technology for Auto Generation of Video Preview? 0

The specifics of video content and the scarcity of available digital environments affect the performance of the technologies delivered for

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Heart of Gaming: QATestLab Experience at Gamescom 0

On August 20-24 QATestLab team had a pleasure to visit Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany. This year the event, which takes place since 2009, raised to the federal level – the trade fair was opened personally by Angela Merkel. For five days, Gamescom fully occupied the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center with

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Not only bugs and programs or How QATestLab tested its own capability 0

QATestLab runs not only tests and can cope not only with bugs. To prove this, our team overcame more than

QATestLab at CodeMobile Developer Conference 0

Constant development of the quality assurance field forces us to learn and monitor the trends permanently. That is why our

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

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

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QA Management

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Analyzing Results: TOP Most Effective Metrics in Software Testing 1

Have you ever thought about changing the car you have now? If yes, then what were the reasons you named: it’s best years have already passed, it eats too much of your budget, a car doesn’t have much in common with new technologies, right? In other words, you’d like something

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What is Teamwork for Senior Software QA Engineer? 0

Let us ask you a question: what’s in common between ants colony and QA Department? The workaholism and hierarchy. Ants and

How Time Reports Help Manage QA Team? 2

Every office has been in this situation: hearing one of the coworkers saying “Do we need this?” and understanding that

Best practices to make your QA meetings more effective 2

Have you ever been stuck in a poorly-organized meeting? I mean when you come on time and wait for 20

Guide to Choose Correct Project Methodology 1

Agile, Waterfall, XP, Kanban, PMBOK are considered to be project management methodologies. But actually, it is not true. And now

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QA Trends

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How Much Does DevOps influence Quality Assurance? 0

Teams around the globe are always in search of ways to improve productivity and optimize processes. Nowadays, it’s DevOps and Agile. They are focusing the team’s attention on the ways of improving the quality. In terms of QA, these methodologies make an effect on techniques, testing tools, and process itself.

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How Internet of Things Products Became our Reality 0

Talking pillows, smart forks that control your eating, electronic pet friends… Sound like elements from a new part of Back

Top Android Devices to choose for Testing Apps in 2019 2

Fights and arguments about operational systems are still on. They look to be infinity but not chill. Android is a

Trends 2019: QAOps in Software Testing 1

Dozens of ‘Ops’ crowded the sphere of software testing: starting with trendy DevOps and going over the comparatively recent QAOps.

Can AI bots replace the testers team or no? 0

Nowadays nobody stays indifferent when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Its business value is projected to reach almost four

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QATestLab News

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Not only bugs and programs or How QATestLab tested its own capability 0

QATestLab runs not only tests and can cope not only with bugs. To prove this, our team overcame more than 30 obstacles participating in the “X-CHALLENGE” extreme running race, which was held on the July 1 in Cherkasy, Ukraine. This event was a part of the Summer Challenge Fest, organized

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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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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

Can cyber security culture ensure hacker’s wipeout? 0

Recent successful cyber attacks force to change the attitude to cyber security culture that is closely connected with the company’s

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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Selenium

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Books about Selenium WebDriver 1

During automated testing, the specialists apply different techniques and used various tools of software testing. Rather often, a software testing company utilizes a set of Selenium tools, especially Selenium WebDriver. It is one of most popular open-source automated testing tools. if a specialist of manual testing wants to be engaged

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The Specifics of Selenium Grid 2 0

The specialists of software testing company use different tools for automated testing of software product. There tools for specified checking

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

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

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System Testing

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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. The testing type is chosen according to the purposes, time limit and functional characteristics of the product. When performing system testing, applications or software systems are viewed as an undivided

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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

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Team Management

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Analyzing Results: TOP Most Effective Metrics in Software Testing 1

Have you ever thought about changing the car you have now? If yes, then what were the reasons you named: it’s best years have already passed, it eats too much of your budget, a car doesn’t have much in common with new technologies, right? In other words, you’d like something

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What is Teamwork for Senior Software QA Engineer? 0

Let us ask you a question: what’s in common between ants colony and QA Department? The workaholism and hierarchy. Ants and

How Time Reports Help Manage QA Team? 2

Every office has been in this situation: hearing one of the coworkers saying “Do we need this?” and understanding that

Best practices to make your QA meetings more effective 2

Have you ever been stuck in a poorly-organized meeting? I mean when you come on time and wait for 20

The Qualities of Good SCRUM Master 0

Why to be just good, why not to be a Master? If talking about software testing and such a project

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Testing Tools

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What is better: Test Emulators or Real Devices 0

The modern market of devices expands every day, and that is not easy for testers. The extensive number of mobile devices and apps for them trigger issues on their quality. Clients require effective mobile testing solutions to maintain their application high-quality development and support. And here the question arises: emulator

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TOP 10 Regression Testing Tools 0

A wide range of testing tools does not mean that your choice will be quick and simple. To make your

Tools for Responsive Design Testing 0

The web market increases every day and new technologies are applied during their creation. Rather often, the end users face

Books about Selenium WebDriver 1

During automated testing, the specialists apply different techniques and used various tools of software testing. Rather often, a software testing

The Specifics of Selenium Grid 2 0

The specialists of software testing company use different tools for automated testing of software product. There tools for specified checking

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Types of Software Testing

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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? You probably even have such an application on your smartphone. In fact, customer loyalty program becomes a useful tool for increasing sales of e-commerce business. We have prepared a brief

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Is your online store ready for Christmas Rush? 1

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

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

Overview of M-Commerce Market 0

Mobile commerce or m-commerce is not a brand new trend anymore. Some people consider that its era is over and

Types of Localization Bugs with Examples 1

Localization testing is an important part of a development lifecycle of the application, which is designed for the international market.

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Usability Testing

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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 any gadget or PC? According to the report made by iPass in 2011, more than 60% of mobile workers sleep with their phones. In 2015, the magazine Fortune said that

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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

Usability of Web and Mobile Apps: Simple Principles to Go By 0

The users of mobile and web applications would always prefer efficient and easy-to-use apps over entangled and annoying ones. No

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