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Webinar Questions Answered: "Accelerate Your Automation With API Testing"

QASource recently presented the webinar "Accelerate Your Automation With API Testing." In this webinar, QASource CEO Rajeev Rai discussed API testing's rise in popularity, and the necessity and benefits of testing APIs. The webinar also offered tips on how to perform API testing and best practices.

We presented this webinar twice in September due to its popularity. During both live presentations, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions, but we were unable to get to them all. Here, our expert API engineers answered them.

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Meetup: Finding Efficiencies in Software Testing

QASource sponsors the Agilistry & QA Meetup Group. The goal of the group is to create a community where software engineers and developers can meet to learn new skills, build on current skill sets as well as network with other business professionals.

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Why Should You Test Your API? (Infographic)

API Testing, Infographics | By Amanda Sturdevant | August 23, 2017

APIs, or application program interfaces, are responsible for connecting everything and everyone to each other: Think using Facebook to sign into a music player app. Though APIs are integral to our interconnected way of life, they are not always tested, or tested thoroughly.

Check out QASource’s latest infographic below to discover 6 reasons you should test your API.

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Stay Long and Prosper: Why Engineer Retention is Critical for QA (Infographic)

It’s no secret that there is a high turnover rate in the tech industry — and that this high attrition occurs in tech companies all over the world. Churn has the potential to result in lower quality products, especially if the turnover occurs in a QA team.

Check out QASource’s latest infographic to find out why a high engineer retention rate is critical for effective and beneficial QA services.

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Metrics: The Secret Ingredient for Successful QA Teams (Infographic)

Recently, QASource, in conjunction with Sauce Labs, presented "Measuring Your Way to Successful Automation," a webinar during which QASource took a poll of its attendees about their automation metrics. Using the results of this poll, QASource put together an infographic that highlights the many ways metrics can benefit QA teams and testing projects. 

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Defeat the "Speed vs Quality" Dilemma with Continuous Integration (Infographic)

If there’s one thing startups know all too well, it’s that speed to market is crucial to a company’s success. However, customers today are increasingly unwilling to put up with faulty products and buggy apps, so developers cannot afford not to test. So how can an organization choose which to invest in, speed or quality?

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Quality: The Achilles' Heel for Startups

Startup QA | By Amanda Sturdevant | April 12, 2017

It’s no secret that speed to market is vital to the success of a startup. Not only does it get the product out the door and to customers, but velocity and full pipelines also please venture capitalists and other investors who provide funding for a startup’s runway.

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6 Common Misconceptions about Startup QA

Startup QA | By Amanda Sturdevant | April 5, 2017

All companies, whether they are a startup or an established company, should invest in some form of testing. Since QA engineers are trained in destructive engineering practices, investing in testing allows companies to be aware of the risks up front and get the right coverage. Everyone has their own opinion of what QA for a startup should look like, however, and the amount of differing opinions gives rise to many misconceptions. Here we’re clearing up 6 of the most common misconceptions about startup QA.

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What Functions Should Startups be Outsourcing?

One of the main challenges startups face is accomplishing critical functions when there isn't enough money, resources or time to staff properly. While it's inevitable that members of a startup wear some different hats, there comes a point when it's unsustainable to continue doing this at every level if the organization wants to grow. It makes more sense to outsource. But which functions does it make sense to contract out? Let's look at 5 areas.

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7 Myths About Outsourcing Your Startup QA

Outsourcing QA has become a popular option for many organizations, particularly for startups, but there is still much confusion around how effective and efficient it can be. Let’s dispel 7 of these common myths about outsourcing QA for startups!

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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.