Agile Testing

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The Role of Testers in an Agile Company 0

Do Agile companies need software testers? And if they do, how does being an Agile tester differ from working in other environments? While all members of an Agile team are responsible for the quality of the product, QA engineers are the ones who have the necessary testing expertise, skills, and

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Agile Testing Top 10 Practices: How to Improve Release Management? 0

For software testing, the central idea behind agile practices is simple: to ensure flexible, and bug-free code, high test coverage,

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.

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

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Automated Testing

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Top 5 Challenges of Mobile Test Automation 0

With the average smartphone owner using at least 10 apps per day and almost 3 million apps available for download on the Google Play Store, enterprises need to release high-quality, seamlessly functioning products to remain competitive in the market. This is why mobile testing is critical. Doing it the traditional

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Test Automation for Video Games: Things to Consider Before You Start 1

How do you feel about processing every added feature in WoW, Forza Horizon, or The Sims Online manually to make

Test Automation Framework: To Build Or To Buy? 0

Note: the article was updated in October 2020. If you want to leverage the power of the test automation framework, two

Top 10 Best Powerful Regression Testing Tools in 2020 0

Perplexed and the least favorite type of testing, regression testing can be a real challenge for QA engineers. But, fortunately, there

Automation QA engineer skills & responsibilities 0

Technical tester, developers in testing, and even QA-SDET – today, Automation QA engineers have a variety of names. Automation is

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Magento for e-Commerce projects: Testing Cases from QA Engineers 0

Magento is one of the top-notch solutions for e-commerce products, and the reason for this is obvious. It is an open-sourced, easy-to-use, SEO-friendly, fast loading/ quick returns system for content management. To power online stores with Magento is a great choice, but to make everything run flawlessly while offering top-class

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Cloud-based Load Testing: Does it go Up or Down? 0

Hardware days are over, cloud computing is a new black! At least, today’s hype makes us believe so. Due to

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

The Case Of E-Learning App Testing: How To Attract More Learners? 0

Note: the article was updated in September 2020. The way we can learn today is more flexible and interactive, as

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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Crisis Management

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Five Things for Tech Business to Win in a Crisis 0

To set effective workflow in your company is just half the battle. The most complicated part is “to run the marathon.” Especially during unforeseen circumstances that prescribe the direction of your story. How to get out of the situation when everything goes wrong? Where your focus goes, your energy flows.

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Keep the Business Operating Remotely: Guides and Hints From COO 0

Considering the specific circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one should think about saving business and keeping it operating remotely.

How to stay optimistic and lead your company out of a crisis? 0

During a crisis everyone becomes powerless. Old rules and procedures that kept our coherence in place turn out to be

Digital Transformation: What you need to know to succeed in 2020 0

Today’s realities of crisis not only show to business society how fragile are all processes built before but also prove

Outsourcing: Save your budget during a crisis caused by COVID-19 0

COVID-19 came as a black swan creating mayhem not only in the IT-sphere but also in businesses of all kinds.

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E-commerce Testing

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E-commerce Software Testing Guide 0

At a time when people around the world are pondering whether they’ll ever be able to spend another weekend at the mall, e-commerce websites and apps have been thriving like never before. Competing over customers, online stores perpetually improve their quality in terms of functionality, performance, security, and usability. Online

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Webinar | How to ensure positive shopping experience: step-by-step guide on testing of Magento based online stores 0

There is no second chance for an online store to make the first sale if a visitor has a bad

E-Commerce Testing Checklist: Are you ready for digital transformation? 0

Technological leapfrog, mobile revolution, digital transformation… we are gradually moving to a new normal in our foreseeable future. But is

Top-10 Trends in E-commerce Development 0

The E-commerce market expands every day and more people use this resource nowadays. It is estimated that 1,92 billion people

Magento for e-Commerce projects: Testing Cases from QA Engineers 0

Magento is one of the top-notch solutions for e-commerce products, and the reason for this is obvious. It is an

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Events

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Software Bugs Monthly Digest – May 2021 0

Almost half a year has passed – and here we are. More bugs, cyberattacks, and user headaches continue to occur as the value of QA arises. Finally, the world has learned its lesson: quality practices are being integrated into every stage of the lifecycle – and become part of everyone’s

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Software Bugs Monthly Digest ― April 2021 0

This month brought many memorable and impactful software bugs-related news. In April, the world discussed dangerous security bugs, problems with

Top 15 Software Testing Conferences in 2021 2

Do you want to level up as a QA professional in 2021? Participating in software testing conferences is a great

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

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

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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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Main Types of Software Testing or Testers-Cats 0

Quality Assurance process is rather a serious occupation: it takes responsibility for the product’s quality and says if it is ready for release. Not much place for jokes, right? We decided to step a little bit aside and have fun:) Look how we associate different types of testing with cats

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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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Software Testing for Hyper-Casual Games: Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy 0

A couple of years ago everyone said that hyper-casual games were having a moment. But now it’s clear that the “moment” has stretched into a longer trend.  According to statistics from the Dataconomy website, in 2020 such projects became the most downloaded on the market with 31% of all installations.

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Risks & Testing Standards for iGaming Solutions 0

Despite being considered a product for entertaining users, iGaming software deals with an extremely sensitive subject: their money. New features

How Independent Testing Saves the Day for Gaming Apps 0

As much as game developers are passionate about what they create, gamers are straightforward about their opinions on games. Fortunately

Test Automation for Video Games: Things to Consider Before You Start 1

How do you feel about processing every added feature in WoW, Forza Horizon, or The Sims Online manually to make

7 Things Gamers Expect from a Multiplayer Online Game – and Why QA is One of Them 0

Game development is a rapidly maturing craft, with the new generation of tech-savvy dreamers creating fantastic new worlds and monetizing

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Industries Insights

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Quality Assurance of a CRM: What to Test for Best Results 0

Relatively few businesses don’t use customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for processes optimization nowadays. To be able to take full advantage of CRM benefits, though, and for these solutions’ maximum efficiency, software testing is required. In this article, we will delve into what needs to be tested in a CRM

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How to Test Marketing Automation Software 1

What is a better way to maximize the efficiency of repetitive and laborious marketing and sales activities than to use

5 pain points for multimedia software you can handle with software testing 0

Hello. What symptoms bother you? The global way to digitalization and last pandemic experience lead to massive migration to the

What you should know about testing your E-learning platform 0

The popularity and relevance of platforms for online training and learning is obvious for everyone. Companies are increasingly introducing this

What Makes Recruitment Software More Powerful? 0

In recent years, the market of Human Resource Software has been advancing at an exponential pace. It is an effective

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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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How We Test Educational Apps for Kids? (Spoiler: we use it as a kid, remember about adults, and never forget we are testers) 0

These days kids are quick at mastering mobile phones and computers. Such skills are switching from “nice-to-have” to a necessity. Parents have already measured this and even found how to use gadgets with benefit. If the kids are going to be glued to the smartphone anyway, parents can as well

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How to Test a Messenger App 0

How does testing a messenger differ from testing other types of apps? How would a comprehensive checklist for QA of

Top 5 Challenges of Mobile Test Automation 0

With the average smartphone owner using at least 10 apps per day and almost 3 million apps available for download

How Independent Testing Saves the Day for Gaming Apps 0

As much as game developers are passionate about what they create, gamers are straightforward about their opinions on games. Fortunately

Food & Grocery Delivery Apps: Testing Checklist 1

Long gone is the time when if you were hungry or wanted to buy something, you had no other option

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Project Management Methodologies

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SCRUM Testing: Change the system, not people 0

When customers want quick fixes and faster updates, it is time to think about alternative ways to organize workflow within a team. Being a set of simple rules to solve complex problems, SCRUM can be an easy-to-implement solution to give excellent results in a limited time. Let’s figure out what

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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

Best Practices of Agile Project Reporting by QATestLab Specialists 3

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

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Project Management Tools

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Top 10 Tools for Effective Project Management 0

The choice of software for project management is huge and each leader uses the tool he considers the best one. We prepared the overview of tools we get used to in comparison with the top products of 2019. Read the feedback of real clients and consider them before making your

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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

Top 5 of Test Management Tools 2

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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The Role of Testers in an Agile Company 0

Do Agile companies need software testers? And if they do, how does being an Agile tester differ from working in other environments? While all members of an Agile team are responsible for the quality of the product, QA engineers are the ones who have the necessary testing expertise, skills, and

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E-Commerce Testing: Functional Test Cases for Online Stores 0

How to start an online store that drives sales? There are 5 major functional requirements for e-commerce websites that define

Smoke Testing: What, Why & When 0

Testing type, the idea of which is to identify serious problems as early as possible and reject this build (return

E-commerce Software Testing Guide 0

At a time when people around the world are pondering whether they’ll ever be able to spend another weekend at

Performance Testing of E-commerce Applications 0

Since shopping moved largely online, the buyers of today have lots of options to choose from. The number of e-commerce

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QA for Business

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Quality Assurance of a CRM: What to Test for Best Results 0

Relatively few businesses don’t use customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for processes optimization nowadays. To be able to take full advantage of CRM benefits, though, and for these solutions’ maximum efficiency, software testing is required. In this article, we will delve into what needs to be tested in a CRM

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How to Test Marketing Automation Software 1

What is a better way to maximize the efficiency of repetitive and laborious marketing and sales activities than to use

Risks & Testing Standards for iGaming Solutions 0

Despite being considered a product for entertaining users, iGaming software deals with an extremely sensitive subject: their money. New features

5 pain points for multimedia software you can handle with software testing 0

Hello. What symptoms bother you? The global way to digitalization and last pandemic experience lead to massive migration to the

What you should know about testing your E-learning platform 0

The popularity and relevance of platforms for online training and learning is obvious for everyone. Companies are increasingly introducing this

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QA Life

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Software Bugs Monthly Digest – May 2021 0

Almost half a year has passed – and here we are. More bugs, cyberattacks, and user headaches continue to occur as the value of QA arises. Finally, the world has learned its lesson: quality practices are being integrated into every stage of the lifecycle – and become part of everyone’s

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Software Bugs Monthly Digest ― April 2021 0

This month brought many memorable and impactful software bugs-related news. In April, the world discussed dangerous security bugs, problems with

Top 15 Software Testing Conferences in 2021 2

Do you want to level up as a QA professional in 2021? Participating in software testing conferences is a great

Bug Busters: A day in the life of QA Engineer 0

How does the process of finding errors, failures, and bugs look like? What do QA engineers do during their working

Main Types of Software Testing or Testers-Cats 0

Quality Assurance process is rather a serious occupation: it takes responsibility for the product’s quality and says if it is

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QA Management

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SCRUM Testing: Change the system, not people 0

When customers want quick fixes and faster updates, it is time to think about alternative ways to organize workflow within a team. Being a set of simple rules to solve complex problems, SCRUM can be an easy-to-implement solution to give excellent results in a limited time. Let’s figure out what

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Webinar | Keep the business operating remotely: Guides and hints from COO 0

It is a mistake to assume that during the crisis the world has stopped and all spheres are falling into

PM, POM, Project Manager, QA Lead, Team Lead: Who are all these people? 0

IT is one of the most dynamically developing and promising sector. There is a wide spectrum of IT jobs on

PM’s Notes: Why your Team Works Overtime 0

Let’s face reality – we are not robots working 24/7. Overtime is not always good and often it leads to

Extreme testing: why your team constantly misses the project deadline 0

Deadlines. Nothing else can motivate and make you work faster and sometimes even at night. What to do when the

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QA Trends

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5 Reasons Why Independent Testing Benefits In-House QA Teams 0

Aren’t independent testing and in-house QA natural enemies as competitors? How can independent testing possibly benefit in-house QA teams? Read further to find out. In this article, we provide 5 main reasons why independent QA can be of help to in-house testers. 1. Independent QA can help in-house teams to

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Software Bugs Monthly Digest – March 2021 0

March has been quite a busy month for software developers and testers. Recent flaws in popular applications have allowed malicious

Test Automation for Video Games: Things to Consider Before You Start 1

How do you feel about processing every added feature in WoW, Forza Horizon, or The Sims Online manually to make

Top Software Testing Trends for 2020 0

With the speed at which modern technology is evolving, software quality is perhaps the most critical tech challenge of our

Blockchain Testing in 2020: Ultimate Checklist & Tools 0

In times when a single glitch can wipe out the credibility, Quality Assurance (QA) is at the heart of Blockchain.

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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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7 Types of Security Testing 4

Nowadays, software users are highly concerned about the security of the data they store online. At the end of the day, there is a high possibility that hackers would try to steal it. This is why cybersecurity is a de facto standard for organizations that value their reputation and customer

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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

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

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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 issue

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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PM’s Notes: Why your Team Works Overtime 0

Let’s face reality – we are not robots working 24/7. Overtime is not always good and often it leads to serious emotional burnout and demotivation. But, you may agree, sometimes we just don’t have any other choices. Especially when there are urgent tasks and the estimated time turned out to

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Extreme testing: why your team constantly misses the project deadline 0

Deadlines. Nothing else can motivate and make you work faster and sometimes even at night. What to do when the

Performance Management Tools: Types, Challenges & Solutions 0

A talented workforce is a foundation for the success of every organization. Companies spend more than $ 115 billion worldwide

Practical tips for PM: How to build a QA Dream Team 0

The practice of QATestLab Project Managers shows, that if before starting work with a team, the lead takes time to

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:

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Testing Tools

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What is better: Test Emulators or Real Devices 0

This article was updated in June 2021. The modern market of devices expands every day, and it can be challenging for both developers and testers. Specifics and differences in characteristics of various devices can cause unexpected issues in performance of apps that are installed on them. In such a situation,

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TOP 10 Regression Testing Tools 2

Note: this article was updated in November 2019. A wide range of testing tools does not mean that your choice

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 the

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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The Role of Testers in an Agile Company 0

Do Agile companies need software testers? And if they do, how does being an Agile tester differ from working in other environments? While all members of an Agile team are responsible for the quality of the product, QA engineers are the ones who have the necessary testing expertise, skills, and

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Smoke Testing: What, Why & When 0

Testing type, the idea of which is to identify serious problems as early as possible and reject this build (return

E-commerce Software Testing Guide 0

At a time when people around the world are pondering whether they’ll ever be able to spend another weekend at

Performance Testing of E-commerce Applications 0

Since shopping moved largely online, the buyers of today have lots of options to choose from. The number of e-commerce

7 Types of Security Testing 4

Nowadays, software users are highly concerned about the security of the data they store online. At the end of the

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Uncategorized

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Food & Grocery Delivery Apps: Testing Checklist 1

Long gone is the time when if you were hungry or wanted to buy something, you had no other option but to personally go and get the food or products you needed. Nowadays, everything is much easier and faster with mobile apps. Food and grocery delivery apps allow you to

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Webinar | How Game Testing Increases User Engagement: Secrets from QA Program Manager 0

How to release a top-level game? Care about testing. QA Program Manager and Business Development Manager will share their experience

Webinar | Keep the business operating remotely: Guides and hints from COO 0

It is a mistake to assume that during the crisis the world has stopped and all spheres are falling into

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Usability Testing

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Positive UX – how to make wow effect simple 1

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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