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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.

API Testing Checklist: 10 Steps to Start API Testing

APIs are used to integrate and bridge the communication between various areas of an application, as well as with other third-party apps. If the APIs are not working efficiently and effectively, they can negatively impact the associated business processes. It is absolutely critical to test APIs. In order to test APIs, there are some steps that must be completed in order to be successful with API testing.

Cyber Security Testing Checklist: 9 Steps to Complete Before Testing a Product in the Security Domain

Technology is booming, and more and more companies are choosing to invest in creating mobile applications. Society is depending on the cloud and applications - these applications are often used and visited more than the average brick and mortar stores. While this is great in terms of technological advancement, it does open the door to those who would take advantage of technological achievements for less than pure motivations.

Reduce Your Test Automation Backlog (Infographic)

Many software companies have or are planning to adopt test automation into their QA process, but some automation endeavors are not successful. A common cause of unsuccessful projects is incomplete planning. Check out QASource’s latest infographic below to find steps to reduce your automation backlog and take back control of your automation velocity.

How to Overcome Challenges in API Testing

In this interconnected age, API testing is one of-if not the most important form of testing. Testing APIs is quicker than functional GUI testing, ensures core functionality and is easily integrated with GUI testing. As with any endeavor, there are challenges that will arise. Testing APIs is not an exception. Is there a way that software companies can be prepared for when these obstacles occur? Yes, there is. Our expert API engineers have put together a detailed guide with tips to help companies prevent and overcome API testing challenges.

Agilistry & QA Meetup Group Webinar: The Agile Appetizer

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.

Software Testing for the Security Domain: A Case Study

Is QA testing necessary for security software? Software QA is absolutely necessary. We are constantly hearing about data breaches occurring seemingly every day, so products and software that can ensure users' safety are in high demand. This surge in demand for security software increases the pressure security product organizations feel as they release new software. Read on to discover how a security company learned that in order to guarantee the safety of users, cybersecurity companies should invest in a QA partner.

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