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An Introduction To Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing that takes into consideration both users with and without disabilities. In particular, it focuses on testing software, mobile apps and websites. Since 15 percent of the world population has some kind of disability, and three percent of those people have significant disabilities, accessibility testing is critical. QA performs the same tests [...]

Risky Business: Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Software Testing
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Software Development & Testing

In a perfect world, you’d be able to test everything, all the time. In real life, however, you’re often faced with huge products and large features, and you just can’t test them all. If you try, you’ll go bankrupt. So, what do you do in the face of this challenge? The answer is to take a risk-based approach to testing. This process starts by talking about Risk Analysis [...]

Outfitting a Testing Tool Belt
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The best way to approach software testing starts by planning a path for getting your software to production. A key step here is to identify a testing tool belt that aligns with the route you plan to take. In the case of Gannett | USA Today Network, where I work, our testing tool belt has all the information on what we use and how we use it. It's the central location for documentation around the [...]

Sauce Labs - Over One Billion Served

Recently, we surpassed one billion tests run on the Sauce Labs platform. No matter how many times I do the math, that enormous total still seems unreal. It’s just mind-blowing. To celebrate, I thought I'd take a look back at our first test, and at what Sauce Labs looked like back then. Our first test was run back in 2009. Exactly when in 2009 depends on which test you want to count as [...]

"Fail, and Fail Often": A Customer's Tips for Successful Testing
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Best PracticesQASoftware Development & Testing

After we ran our billionth test, we thought long and hard about what we learned over the years. We also asked customers for tips they’ve gleaned working with us on their automated testing journey.  Mike Millgate, automation architect at Optum, says his #1 tip is “Don’t do testing, just ship it. It speeds up the whole CI/CD pipeline!” Mike, of course, is kidding here. [...]

What We Learned On The Way To Our Billionth Test
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

After 1,000,000,000+ total tests since our inception, we've learned a thing or two about automated testing and its value.  By itself, the growth we've seen over our history tells us that automated testing is growing ever more critical to our customers. We've learned a lot about what our customers need from us. Based on a recent customer survey, we know customers are struggling with how long [...]

Why You Should Abandon Traditional Mobile QA Methodology

Along with new development methods, mobile testing and QA practices have also changed in the last few years, leaning towards continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is pushing companies to abandon their traditional testing approach, moving towards adopting a more agile process to accelerate the products’ time to market.

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