This post discusses about the fact that software testers don’t have responsibility for software quality any more than anyone else in the development team. Everyone has that responsibility.
Software Testing Blogs: Load Testing, Unit Testing, Functional Testing
This post presents good practice for efficient UI test automation.
Apache JMeter is a performance testing tool which is entirely written in Java. Any application that works on request/response model can be load tested with JMeter. A relational database is not an exception: receives sql queries, executes them and returns the results of the execution. This post shows you how easy it is to set up test scenarios with the graphical user interface of JMeter.
One of the biggest benefits from acceptance testing for me was that the teams finally get a source of information on what goes on in the system as reliable as the code itself. Without acceptance tests, code is the only thing you can really trust and any other documentation gets outdated very quickly. Acceptance tests stay relevant throughout the project because they are automated, and automated tests are kept up to date in order for them to pass. Automation, and consequently a tool, are necessary to get this benefit.
“Bug fixing often uncovers opportunities for refactoring. The very fact that you’re working with code that contains a bug indicates that there is a chance that it could be clearer or better structured.”
This post says that the gap between the dream and the reality of UI test automation is not a matter of flawed execution, it’s endemic.