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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 [...]

Test Insights Now Available for Sauce Labs Customers

Sauce Labs is taking the next step to give you visibility into your test results with the release of the Insights module of Test Analytics. Our first release, Test Trends, gave developers visibility into test pass/fail rates over time. Insights extends that by diving deeper into the results of an individual test with details on pass/fail trends to determine flakiness. One of the most frustrating [...]

2018 Software Testing Predictions and Trends
Posted by Vince Power in QAQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

2018 will not be a year of massive disruption in software testing—or so I think, at least. Here’s a look at the changes (from IoT to security testing) that I expect to happen in the world of software testing over the coming year. Where We Are But before looking at next year’s trends, let’s assess where software testing stands at the end of 2017. Over the years, quality [...]

Why You Need Automated Testing at Any Scale
Posted by Daisy Tsang in AutomationSoftware Development & Testing

Software testing is a crucial part of any modern software development life cycle. This is true not only at large companies with complex applications, but small ones as well—and those in between. Regardless of the size of your organization or product, the ability to scale automated testing is crucial to ensure the quality of your software, shorten development cycles, and bring increased [...]

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 [...]

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