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Smoothing Your Transition to Agile QA

Agile QA methodology was developed to help engineers meet deadlines, reduce documentation time, and reduce release cycle time. It enables QA engineers to deliver high business value in the shortest time possible, effectively resolving these issues. But with a new approach comes a new set of challenges. As you transition to the Agile method, your QA team will have to assimilate an entirely new work culture and adapt to a new set of tools.

Leveraging Streaming Media for Outsourced QA

 Unlike downloaded media, which is saved to the hard drive and then played back upon completion of data transfer, streaming media can be played before the entire file has been transmitted. Live streaming, or the delivery of real-time content over the Internet, is an excellent way to stay connected with your distributed workforce.

QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: November 2014

Technology Updates & Reviews | By Brandon Getty | December 18, 2014

Our advanced technology group tests the latest QA testing tools, and passes on their findings to you in the QALounge monthly update. This month, we take a look at new support features for TestComplete, Jenkins, JMeter, and SauceLabs. We also provide an overview for two testing tools and a testing framework designed for flexible unit tests. As always, we hope that you leverage our team’s findings to achieve your goal of increased speed and efficiency.

Top Defect Tracking Tools and Their Benefits

Without high-quality defect tracking tools, monitoring software bugs is impossible. No engineer can track each and every defect in his or her head, nor with a single spreadsheet. Bug tracking allows teams to focus on priority issues that directly affect the quality of the software, and communicate about them more effectively.

API Testing: 3 Key Focus Areas For Collaboration Products

Collaboration applications often feature third-party integrations that allow for a simpler, faster user experience. These types of integrations are carried out using APIs, which require extensive testing to ensure proper function with the collaboration application. Successful integrations that streamline access and usage will help you remain competitive within the collaborative space and expand your customer base, but they must be tested. Consider these 3 API testing focus areas specific to collaboration-type applications:

QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: October 2014

In each QALounge monthly update, the dedicated engineers in our advanced technology group work with the latest QA testing tools and report on new support features and other relevant updates. This month, the team reviews new functionality for Selenium, TestComplete, Gradle, and Ranorex. Overviews for several browser compatibility testing tools and mobile automation tools are also featured. To quote our team, “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” Use our monthly updates to stay ahead of the curve and maintain your competitive edge in the market.

7 Essential Tips for Functional Testing of Collaboration Applications

Teamwork is the name of the game with cloud-based collaboration applications. These products help unite distributed teams, streamline file sharing, maximize cloud storage, and much more. Collaboration products are designed with a large, diverse user base in mind. To ensure that a versatile, high-quality product is released, specific QA services suited for cloud collaboration companies should be considered.

Test Case Toolkit: Why Developers Need Them and How to Improve Yours

QA Outsourcing Management | By Brandon Getty | October 14, 2014

In an Agile environment, development and QA testing services are tightly woven, resulting in an efficient testing process and ultimately, a high-quality product. A good test case is the foundation of this “hand-in-hand” relationship. To create a test case, the objectives of the product are translated into test conditions. These conditions describe an input, action, or event, along with an expected response or output. If this expected output is achieved, the test case has verified the proper function of the product.

3 Tips for Effective QA Reporting to the CEO

A quality product is essential to the continued growth of a company, and the CEO and executive team take both quality and growth very seriously. Ensuring a quality product is the primary role of the engineering organization. The CEO depends on concise reporting from this team to inform the important decisions they will have to make regarding test resources and release schedules. The main goal of QA reporting is to educate the CEO’s business decisions and enable risk management on a broader scale.

QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: September 2014

Technology Updates & Reviews | By Brandon Getty | September 24, 2014

Our advanced technology group has the opportunity to use the latest QA testing tools, and we are proud to pass the knowledge of our team on to you in our monthly updates. This month, we take a look at new support features for Hudson, Maven, Appium, and Ranorex. Also, we preview four tools for automated testing, test case management, and cloud-based development. Increased speed and efficiency is your goal—leverage our findings as you strive to achieve it.

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