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 software testers that managers should nurture and develop.
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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 to deliver successful mobile banking apps.
Atlassian JIRA is one of the most popular tool for Agile project management. Many add-ons exist for test case management with this tool. In this article, Vladimir Belorusets presents a set of requirements for an efficient test case management process in JIRA that should help you select the best solution for the software testing needs of your organization.
When a new release is available, regression testing plays an important role in checking that changes do not negatively impact other parts of the software. The length of these tests might however conflict with the goal of having shorter release cycle. In their article, Kim Herzig, Michaela Greiler, Jacek Czerwonka and Brendan Murphy present a strategy that accelerates test processes without sacrificing product quality.
Testing the graphical user interface (GUI) is one of the most important task of the functional testing phase, as its quality will often greatly influence the customer opinion of your application. In this article, Denis Markovtsev discusses the different types of GUI testing and presents the best practices to automate this activity.
Performing testing in an Agile context require a completely different approach to software testing activities that is often named “Shift Left”. This term emphasize the move of software quality activities to the beginning of the software development life cycle. In this article, Kishan Sundar shares his perspective about the consequences for Scrum teams of shifting left software testing in Agile.
Many modern applications are based on a REST API base software architecture and it is important to apply software testing verification to this code. In his article “REST API Test Automation in Java with Open Source Tools”, Vladimir Belorusets provides a good overview on how to test Java REST API with open source tools.