Since few years, we have witnessed that big data has become a vital component in banking, healthcare, retail, education, and research domains. As an end user, we are consuming as well as producing data. This information is processed by various applications for analysis, predictions, and decision-making. Enormous growth, efficiency and performance of big data applications can make a huge impact in our daily lives.
The smart watch market is gaining much popularity these days as it is considered to be a gadget which is technical and fashionable at the same time. These multifunctional devices can send messages, use mobile apps, provide fitness stats, and much more – all while the person is driving or working out. Technologists have also predicted that in future, smart watches will act as the key to open door locks and access computers. With these kinds of sensitive functionalities at exposure, it becomes utmost crucial to understand the security aspects of such devices.
With this edition of ShieldCast, we aim to educate end users about the potential security risks of using smart watches and what all it takes for security testing and securing such devices.
Data science is pertinent to many fields including finance, social media, security, healthcare, defense, medicine, economics, marketing, fraud detection, geolocation, and many more.
During different phases of Data Science, data is discovered, conditioned, extracted, compiled, processed, analyzed, interpreted, modeled, visualized, reported, and presented regardless of the size of the data being processed to have some actionable items to be used for business purposes.
In this newsletter, we bring you the concepts that help us to gain insight into Data Science and its trends, Data Science types, Machine Learning Life cycle so that you can have good understanding about it.
Winter is here and so is the time to stay most of the time indoor, glued to mobile and tablet screens and experience new releases of mobile operating systems Android 9 and iOS 12 that got released in the market during Fall season. As users get more opportunity to access new features and so do new questions come. In this newsletter, we’d love to highlight one such question, What is Mobile Accessibility? How do we perform Mobile Accessibility testing?
As per many software testing experts, code coverage is a good way to identify the untested code. But the percentages aimed do not necessarily contribute to test quality. Such coverage goals encourage poorly designed tests, written with the only intention of meeting system requirements instead of testing the software correctly. We agree that unit testing is important but when aiming at quality its limited. A useful alternative is functional test coverage through test automation, which tracks whether tests execute important values or sequences of values corresponding to software features.
Enterprise Content Management is a kind of revolution which not only makes centrally stored files secure, allows document versioning, and content search, but also provides a provision to manage them easily. The Enterprise Content Management can be on cloud or setup locally. Stored files can be official documents in .xls, .doc, .ppt, .pdf file formats or multimedia files like video clip, audio file, and many more. SharePoint, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box are some of the central storage repositories. Storing heavy files in bulk is of no use if it delivers at a slow pace. Hence, performance testing is required to verify the functionality under heavy load, session management, and stress capabilities. This time, we avail an opportunity to share our experience with Enterprise Content Management system.
Keep exploring more on performance testing with our quarterly performance testing newsletters.
From the first time when we held a gaming console, to today’s smartphones with computing powers, we have seen the technology evolve. Be it for carrying out financial transactions, playing games or watching videos, we spend a lot of time on mobile phones. In fact, the loved ones don’t seem distant anymore with the calls and chats made possible by the string connecting the world: THE INTERNET.
While these facilities have made our lives easier, they may expose our vulnerabilities to the dark web world. To ensure that the users are not subjected to such situations, security testing for mobile applications is necessary. This is what we will talk about in this quarterly newsletter.
Fall is here and so does the season of new releases of mobile operating systems. Google released a new Android version 9, named as Pie and Apple released a new iOS version 12. These new versions of operating systems have come up with improvements in key areas of simplicity, digital wellbeing, intelligence, privacy, and security. In this newsletter, we highlight major features of both operating systems and bring you the latest news of mobile engineering space.
Continuous integration is a practice to test every change of code done in repository. Further, the process of Continuous Deployment of builds help in achieving the Sprint targets on time. Faster builds speed up the whole system and minimize the integration issues.
As a conclusion, we can say that Continuous deployment of builds save time for both Dev and QA teams.
We all know, that the first generation of UI automation tools are ruling the market since last two decades and most commonly the automation engineers manually identify the UI elements to develop the automation test scripts in these tools. The main challenges being faced by most of the automation engineers is the maintenance of test scripts in-case of UI changes and ensuring the maximum test coverage through automation testing. To solve these challenges there is a second generation of automation tools which entered the market, which are smart enough to automatically adapt the test scripts in-case of UI changes and also, develop own test scenarios based upon the flows automated the user. So, our current newsletters will discuss about such tools.
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