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Webinar Questions Answered: "Get The Best Test Automation ROI Through Continuous Testing With SoapUI Pro and TestComplete"

QASource recently presented the webinar, "Get The Best Test Automation ROI Through Continuous Testing With SoapUI Pro And TestComplete" with its partner, SmartBear.

In this webinar, Anand Ramakrishnan, QA Director at QASource, highlights the challenges with test automation prior to using SoapUI Pro & TestComplete, how these tools helped overcome these challenges, best practices and value added features with these test automation tools, and who should consider using SoapUI Pro and TestComplete.

4 Tips for Building the Best Cross-Functional Teams

Teams exist in every organization. They discuss tasks that need to be completed, who will be given ownership of each task, and then they are off and running. Cross-team collaboration brings members with different areas of expertise, knowledge and experience together, which can improve quality, speed and the company's overall productivity. Cross-team collaboration is a much-needed skill that is, unfortunately, difficult to acquire. So, how can companies build effective cross-functional teams? 

How to Solve 3 Common Collaboration Software Integration Challenges (Infographic)

Collaboration software are crucial in today's interconnected and globalized society. In order to make their software even more beneficial to users, companies are allowing third-party applications to integrate with their collaboration software. Though this is very useful, there are common challenges that can arise when integrating third party apps. 

Check out QASource’s latest infographic below to read our expert engineer's tips on how to solve the 3 most common obstacles companies face when integrating third-party applications with their collaboration software:

5 Benefits of Big Data Testing

The internet today is like Pandora's Box. The question here is, "How did the Internet become so powerful?" The answer is with data, and data about data. When you search the internet for something, you are searching data about data. Those searches provide us with useful information only because someone has preserved this information somewhere over the internet, and as this technology advanced, the demand for Big data applications was created.

Achieve Successful Releases With Strong QA Testing

Software development has been in existence for quite a long time now. However, the need for strong QA to complement the advancements of development has risen. With the increasing demand for high-quality products, it has become imperative for software companies to have strong QA in order to achieve development excellence.

How to Use and Test Open APIs

Cloud computing has become a synonym for potential opportunities and capabilities in today's digital world. Almost every product we use is connected to the cloud in some way or another — unless it’s kept in local storage. The cloud industry is maturing at a rapid pace, and the technology has made its way across enterprises of all shapes and sizes. Cloud computing is carried using a special API: Cloud API. Our expert engineers have shared their insights into this growing technology and what to consider when testing open APIs. 

Save Time With a Workflow Automation Strategy

Test Automation | By Amanda Sturdevant | April 11, 2019

Humans make mistakes – it’s a natural phenomenon. However, errors can be costly for highly complex and stringent operations often seen in the legal domain. Though manual efforts are beneficial and provide insight into the demands, impressions and reactions of human beings, organizations often make mistakes because they are highly dependent on manual procedures. Companies that choose to implement a workflow automation strategy are given the opportunity to resolve these issues and improve their overall workflow process.

The Centralization and Decentralization of QE Organizations

The success of an organization is driven by many factors-such as how efficiently your organization is managing its quality of deliverables. In today's digital age, your focus should be on automating the internal processes wherever possible. For this, you may consider the two primary models of automating these internal processes: centralization and decentralization. These models structure the quality management. Let’s discuss the benefits and pitfalls of each approach.

How To Determine The Best Query Language For Your Software

Software Testing | By Amanda Sturdevant | March 13, 2019

Query languages (QLs) are designed to query data sources for fetching and performing various operations on stored data. Basically, a query is a request for information from a database, and the language is the way it is.
Nowadays, there is a dramatic shift toward open source QLs as they enable more enhancements and reusability. GraphQL, for example, was developed by Facebook back in 2012 and is now an open-sourced QL.

With the multitude of options, how can software companies identify the query language best suited for their software?

The Importance of SFDC Testing

Software Testing | By Amanda Sturdevant | February 19, 2019

Salesforce is taking over the digital ecosystem by storm. Regarded as one of the best cloud-based CRM systems available in the market, the platform is relatively mature –with almost 50 thousand customers in the US and many leading brands such as Amazon and FedEx in its bucket. QA and testing play a crucial role in any software development cycle, and SFDC is no exception.

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