QASource Blog

Amanda Sturdevant

Recent Posts

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.

Best Practices for Successful Offshore Agile QA

The world today is highly connected through the internet and social media, we are able to stay connected, even if we are thousands of miles away from each other! Our interconnected way of life is not just for social media, it has reached into other aspects of life. This has opened the door for offshore teams-for companies to have teams located in different countries. As amazing as this is, software companies faced some difficulty. In order to meet these obstacles head-on, the Agile methodology was created.

Many top software companies have adopted the Agile methodology because adopting the Agile methodology into an organization yield many rewards. Some of these include higher satisfaction because of more frequent releases, more development time for iterations, the QA team receives access to the software earlier than usual, critical bugs are caught early in the project and stakeholders receive higher visibility.

How to Solve 4 Prevalent Outsourcing QA Pain Points (Infographic)

Outsourcing QA has proven to be highly beneficial for the software industry. When companies partner with an outsourced testing provider, they can save money, produce higher quality software and have access to expert QA engineers with hard-to-find skill sets. As with any endeavor, outsourcing also has its challenges. Some of these challenges, or 'pain points,' are more common than others. QASource's engineers have gathered the most common challenges software companies face and have shared methods to overcome these obstacles. 

Check out QASource’s latest infographic below to read our expert engineer's tips on how to solve the 4 most prevalent pain points of outsourcing QA: 

How to Evaluate Someone's Testing Skills in the Security Domain

It is common knowledge that every individual and business, regardless of its industry, should invest in some form of cybersecurity software. All too often, a familiar news story flashes across our television screens: another major company has had a data breach, affecting the data of hundreds of individuals. The now common and frequent occurrence of these hacks has made cybersecurity software a necessity for individuals and businesses alike. As with any kind of software, testing and QA is vitally important, if not absolutely necessary. Without proper testing, cybersecurity software companies are unable to ensure customers that their devices and data are secure from any possible attacks.

Performance Testing Checklist: 10 Considerations When Preparing for Performance Testing

Whenever one is starting any sort of QA endeavor, a plan needs to be put in place. This is important for testing the performance of an application as well. Being fully prepared and having a well-defined test plan put in place can help prevent delays. QASource’s expert engineers have pulled together their expertise and created a checklist of metrics and tasks to complete when preparing for performance testing.

1 2 3 4 Next

Written by QA Experts

QASource Blog, for executives and engineers, shares QA strategies, methodologies, and new ideas to inform and help effectively deliver quality products, websites, and applications.

Subscribe to our blog

Authors

Our bloggers are the test management experts at QASource. They are executives, QA managers, team leads, and testing practitioners. Their combined experience exceeds 100 years and they know how to optimize QA efforts in a variety of industries, domains, tools, and technologies.

Popular Posts