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How a QA Partnership Compares to Ad-hoc Software Testing

QA Outsourcing Management | By QASource | November 21, 2018

As helpful as it would be to have a one-size-fits-all approach to software testing, there simply isn’t one-and there probably never will be. Why is that, you ask? The answer is deceptively simple: every product and product team is different. Needs vary greatly from company to company and industry to industry, making it tough to prescribe a set, uniform testing approach. For some companies, a long-term partnership with a dedicated QA team is the right choice. For others, on-demand, ad-hoc testing will suffice.

With so many factors affecting your decision to find a QA partner or just stick with ad-hoc testing, how do you make the choice? The best place to start is understanding the key differences between the two approaches.

Unique Benefits of Nearshore QA in Mexico

QA Outsourcing Management, Nearshore QA | By QASource | November 14, 2018

By now, most product companies are familiar with the benefits of outsourced QA, the biggest one being the lower cost for a potentially higher headcount. Some are even familiar with the big advantages that come with outsourcing to places like India: the culture of leadership in IT, the experience of many of the engineers, and the time difference that allows Indian teams to test while U.S. teams sleep are just a few.

Exploring IoT: What QA Testing Companies Need to Know

API Testing, IoT | By QASource | October 31, 2018

The Internet of Things, also referred to as IoT, is all about unifying the smart objects that surround us. These are objects that we instinctively think of as “smart,” like our phones, tablets, computers, and other personal, digital devices. But the IoT umbrella also includes things that we might overlook cars, bicycles, home alarm systems, coffeemakers but which have the capacity to generate, store, and share vast amounts of information about us, their owners and users.

Tools And Techniques For Mobile Application Security Testing: Shieldcast - Fall 2018

New OS Features Of Android Pie And Mobile Operating System: MobiCast - Fall 2018

CI Best practices and Latest tools: TechnoCast - Fall 2018

CI Tools, Continuous Integration | By QASource | September 26, 2018

DevOps, QA, and IT: The Overlap That Fuels Agile Teams

Agile Testing, QA Services, CI Integration | By QASource | September 19, 2018

What’s at the intersection of development, QA, and IT operations? DevOps! When we say DevOps, we’re describing the Agile relationship between your dev organization (including QA) and your IT team. DevOps is transforming the software development lifecycle, enabling teams to work faster and in closer collaboration. This relationship was borne out of a need for increased development and testing speed and high-quality products that delight customers and contribute to the rapid growth of the businesses that build them.

Use of AI in Automation Testing: AutoCast - Fall 2018

Performance Testing of IoT Applications: PerfCast - Summer 2018

Why Do We Still Need Manual Testing?

Regression Testing, Manual Testing | By QASource | August 22, 2018

While change is imminent, normal, and healthy, manual testing isn’t going anywhere. It will be around for as long as the end user-your customers-are human.

Whenever any new feature is added or modified in the application, it raises the chances of breakage in the existing functionality, which might create bad user experience. To verify the application from end user’s perspective, it’s always better to have the application manually tested by domain experts who are able to imagine and execute complex business-specific scenarios (Click to Tweet). This sort of rigorous, critical thinking is uniquely human, and it cannot (yet) be replicated by test scripts.

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