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Shift-left vs. Continuous Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in Continuous TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Shift-left testing and continuous testing have both emerged recently as important concepts in the world of QA. What’s the difference between them? Should you embrace one of these strategies as opposed to the other, or can you use shift-left testing and continuous testing together? This article defines shift-left testing and continuous testing, and identifies the differences between them. [...]

Extended Debugging with Sauce Labs
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The addition of an Extended Debugging feature to the Sauce Labs platform makes it easy for QA engineers to gain insight into network requests that can cause automated tests to fail. It also helps to identify application problems before shipping a new release to production. That is because today, most applications are executed within the browser, so when a problem occurs, it's essential to access [...]

The Art of Explaining Continuous Testing to Management
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

As a developer in an organization that utilizes Agile development methodologies, it is easy to see how your team could benefit from re-thinking testing to ensure a higher level of quality in a fast-paced delivery cycle. And in many cases, you may need to leverage continuous testing practices to achieve this goal. But while it may be simple for a developer who lives in the technical world to [...]

Shift-Left Continuous Testing: Eliminating Risk Through Agile Testing Practices
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

What do you get when you combine shift-left testing and continuous testing? You get shift-left continuous testing, of course. What does shift-left continuous testing actually mean? This blog post explains shift-left testing, then offers tips on how organizations can leverage shift-left continuous testing to improve the speed and quality of their software delivery processes. What Is Shift-Left [...]

Nightwatch.js Makes Software Test Scripts Fun and Easy
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSelenium ResourcesSoftware Development & Testing

Nightwatch.js is a Selenium wrapper that provides several out-of-the-box commands and assertions for performing various operations on the page. The commands and assertions are clean and straightforward, enabling you to develop tests very quickly using Javascript (specifically, Node.js). It allows you to create custom helpers to increase your testing capabilities. In this article, we’ll [...]

Overcoming Hurdles to Mobile Test Automation

Whether you're developing native apps for mobile devices, hybrid apps, or browser-based applications which will run on the mobile web, you need to do thorough testing on all of the key mobile platforms. That's a given. And you already know that automated testing saves money, reduces test time by one or more orders of magnitude, and allows you to extend the depth and range of your testing far [...]

The Return of the Browser Wars? Firefox Quantum vs. Chrome
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Cross Browser TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Throughout the mid-to-late 1990s, the entirety of the 2000s, and even into the 2010s, web browsers have competed vehemently for the majority of market share. However, as the 2010s have progressed, Google Chrome has established dominance in the browser market and staked its claim to an estimated 55% of the market share across all platforms, as reported by StatCounter in November 2017. But change [...]

The Challenges and Benefits of Model-Based Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Software testing is evolving, and model-based testing is an integral piece of modern test automation. This blog post explains what model-based testing is all about, discusses the challenges and advantages of model-based testing, and offers inspiration for a kick-start in the world of generating test models. What is Model-Based Testing (MBT)? Using Selenium in itself is a challenging and daunting [...]

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