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Key Considerations for Testing Financial Apps
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQASoftware Development & Testing

Not all applications are alike. Different types of software may require different kinds of design, different methods of implementation, and different types of testing, depending on the market for the application, its function, and its target users. In this post, we'll take a look at some of the things you should keep in mind when laying out a strategy for testing financial software. Financial [...]

Testing Applications Thoroughly Without Slowing Software Delivery
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Software Development & Testing

These days the speed of software delivery is of the utmost importance in most development shops. However, these same development shops are unwilling, as they should be, to sacrifice quality in the process. This forces the DevOps team to ask the following question: How can we thoroughly test the product we are building without slowing the pace of software delivery? The goal of maintaining a [...]

10 Reasons Your Team Needs to Budget for Automated Testing
Posted by Mike Mackrory in AutomationBest PracticesSoftware Development & Testing

If you found this article, you’ve probably already been sold on the benefits of automated testing. Automated testing is something that can offer virtually every organization tremendous benefits. However, it requires an upfront investment to implement it correctly. Like most other things in life that are worth doing, automated testing requires some setup to do it the right way. In [...]

Functional Testing for Container-Based Applications
Posted by Chris Riley in Software Development & Testing

The way in which applications are deployed, and the infrastructure that runs in production, both shape the way applications are tested. In some cases, such as when you are migrating from the private to the public cloud, there is little to no impact. In others, however, the consequences are significant. Perhaps the greatest example of a new trend that is reshaping application testing is the rise [...]

Building an Agile Process Playbook for Software Testing

What exactly is agile testing, and why would we need an agile process playbook for software testing? Let me explain in this post… QA’s Place in the Agile Conversation (or Lack Thereof) One frustration I have commonly observed with software development is that there are no clear-cut steps for when to include QA in the conversation. It's possible that this is only my experience with [...]

4 Reasons Why Open Source Testing Is the Best Foundation for Software Quality
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Over the past decade, open source testing tools have sprung up to revolutionize the world of QA. Here’s a list of the most popular open source testing tools available today: Selenium: A test automation tool that automates actions in the browser Appium: The mobile counterpart to Selenium used for automated testing on both iOS and Android JMeter: A performance testing tool written in Java [...]

The Testing Buffet: Or, Why You Need Multiple Testing Framework Options
Posted by Chris Tozzi in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Having multiple testing frameworks at your disposal is essential for performing effective software testing and quality assurance. Why? Let me explain in this post… Identifying Testing Frameworks When I refer to multiple testing frameworks, I mean the ability to perform software tests using several open source test suites at once. Sauce Labs is an example of a testing platform that supports [...]

Devising a Testing Strategy for Containers
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Software Development & Testing

Containers help you deploy apps faster and integrate better. But containers only work well if you have an effective testing strategy in place. At many organizations, this is not the case. Even though containers have been around for a long time (Docker was introduced in 2013, and other container platforms were around earlier than that), testing strategies for containers have not evolved as rapidly [...]

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