Testing Database Migration: Black Box or White Box?

March 31, 2014 2

Creating an effective data migration testing strategy is critical to reducing risk and delivering a successful migration. This article offers thoughts and recommendations on how to create a more consistent data migration testing methodology using either a black box or a white box approach.

Selenium Automated UX Compliance Testing

March 27, 2014 0

With Selenium and Jenkins, you can extend Selenium processes to include screenshot comparisons, enabling automatic UX compliance at the speed of your Continuous Integration workflow. Learn how to compare screenshots from one Jenkins run to a repository of known quality, in order to insure that not only does your website work well, it also looks well.

Naming Conventions for JUnit

March 24, 2014 0

Finding common naming conventions for software development items (variables, classes, etc.) is a major factor to help people collaborate in software development projects. Finding good names is also good if you work on your own and have to revisit your code some months after you wrote it. In this blog post Frank Appel discusses his experience with naming JUnit tests.

I Hate Writing Unit Tests, How Come Everyone Else Enjoys It?

March 20, 2014 0

Any developer who cares about software quality should be committed to writing unit tests. Used well it can be a vital tool in every developer’s toolbox, but unfortunately the theory and practice don’t always match up. Easily-made mistakes can lead to brittle, unmaintainable and ‘write-only’ tests that not only become difficult to work on, but can lead to a hatred of unit testing in general. Presented here are examples of these mistakes with code samples, why you’re making them and how to avoid them in future.

Using a Model Based Approach to Evaluate and Improve Mobile User Experience

March 17, 2014 0

2Q2U (Quality, Quality in use, actual Usability and User experience) is a specific model used to evaluate the quality of the User Experience (UX) of a mobile application. This article presents a way to use the model and step through the process of doing a real evaluation on the road to improving a mobile application’s usability and UX.

TDD: Tell, Don’t Ask

March 13, 2014 0

Test driven development follow this pattern: Setup – Execute – Verify the new state. Asking the system under test for its new state has traditionally been done to check the new state. This can create problems with the Law of Demeter. The system under test knows unnecessary much about the objects it is collaborating with.

Overcoming 4 Challenges of Mobile App Testing

March 10, 2014 0

Mobile devices are now one of the major market for software. This article discusses the four main challenges of software testing concerning mobile applications: the variety of devices and operating systems; the performance of networks, the user interfaces; the limited amount of software testing tools targeting this area.

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