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Looking for the Right Testers Skills

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It is usual that software testers job descriptions will often mainly emphasize the business and technical requirements: experience working in the banking sector, Agile Testing, Selenium, etc. As in many other role however, successful software testing is more about a mindset and soft skills. In this article, Simon Frankish shares some keys attributes that should be considered when hiring a tester.

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Devops for Software Testing and QA
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DevOps is an Opportunity for Software QA

March 6, 2017 0

The DevOps approach has been sometimes considered as a thread for software testers, as it might be a trick to minimize the software testing activities. In this article, Tom Gilmore explains why DevOps should be considered as an opportunity for software quality assurance (QA) as it will support the move towards test automation.

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Reducing the Cost of Large Test Suites
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Reducing the Cost of Large Test Suites

March 14, 2017 0

In software test automation like in programming, the creation phase is always the easier. Then the application is delivered and starts his “maintenance” life, sometimes being tagged with the infamous “legacy” adjective. During this period the code evolve and so should be maintained. This is the same for the code that automate the software testing activity. In his article, Gojko Adzic proposes five ways to reduce the cost of large test suites.

Knowledge

  • DevOps is an Opportunity for Software QA

    March 6, 2017 0
    The DevOps approach has been sometimes considered as a thread for software testers, as it might be a trick to minimize the software testing activities. In this article, Tom Gilmore explains why DevOps should be considered as an opportunity for software quality assurance (QA) as it will support the move [...]
  • Modern Test Management: People First

    February 21, 2017 1
    Since the publication of Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister in 1987, the importance of people in the success of software development projects could not be underestimated. This is also true in the software testing domain. In this article, Anna Royzman discusses some of the essential skills of modern [...]
  • Automating Cross-browser JavaScript Unit Testing

    February 13, 2017 0
    What might seem obvious to some people could be weird to other. This is still the case for applying unit testing to JavaScript code in multiple browsers. In his blog post “Learning How to Set Up Automated, Cross-browser JavaScript Unit Testing”, Philip Walton provides a step-by-step approach process to create [...]
  • Banking App: Use Mobile Testing to Make It Perfect

    February 6, 2017 1
    Mobile phones have changed the way many people do banking and led to the creation of many “virtual” banks that provide their services only online. In this case, the mobile app is one the key element for customer contact. In this article, Pavel Novik outlines the main software testing activities [...]

Tools

  • Quick Introduction to SpecFlow

    January 31, 2017 0
    SpecFlow is an open source Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool for .NET. SpecFlow uses the official Gherkin parser and supports the .NET framework, Xamarin and Mono. You can use SpecFlow to define, manage and automatically execute human-readable acceptance tests in .NET projects. Writing easily understandable tests is a cornerstone of the [...]
  • Open Source Android Testing Tools

    January 24, 2017 1
    The shift towards mobile platforms is a strong trend currently and Android is the most widely adopted mobile OS with an estimated market share above 80% in 2014. You should naturally test all the apps developed for Android and a large number of open source testing tools and test automation [...]
  • Open Source Test Data Generators

    October 3, 2016 3
    In most of your software testing activities, you need data. Sometimes you can rely on a small sample, but if you want to perform some load testing or if you want to test a features that needs to produce a multi-page invoice, then you start to need more than just [...]
  • Free Web Load Testing Tools & Services

    September 26, 2016 1
    The software development trend that shifts the target platform from the desktop to web, cloud and mobile applications has fostered the development of load testing services on the web. It is an obvious option to use web-based load testing tools for applications that can be accessed by web users. This [...]

Videos

  • Pairing Testers to Improve Skills

    March 7, 2017 0
    Software testing can be an isolated activity. While some project activities are done in a team, test execution is typically performed alone. However the concept of pair programming, a well-known practice of eXtremme programming and Agile software development, can also [...]
  • Measuring Web Performance Using Selenium

    March 1, 2017 0
    You are the Selenium master and automate tests in your sleep. You make sure the quality of your companies web page is 100%. But then the team wants you to measure the performance of your site. How do you do [...]