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Timothy Joseph

Timothy Joseph
Timothy Joseph is an experienced QA manager. He balances cloud technologies with on-premises processes, automated testing with manual, and the demands of a release cycle with end-users' needs. Timothy writes regularly about his perspective on QA and lessons learned on the job.

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High-Stakes API Automation Testing: DOs and DON’Ts

API Automation Testing | By Timothy Joseph | September 17, 2019

API vulnerabilities are potentially devastating. The programming interfaces at the heart of our internet-connected world shuttle data blindly, dependent entirely on the coding and testing standards that went into their development. The safety and security of your users’ data—and, therefore, your own reputation and brand quality—rest solely on the resources you put into testing the application.

It is a high-stakes issue, one that has compromised and embarrassed some of the biggest companies in the world.

5 Ways to Apply Types of Usability Testing

Software Testing, UI Testing | By Timothy Joseph | September 12, 2019

Your product generates emotions. Each time your end user engages with your product, they have an emotional response based on how well it solves their problem and how difficult it is to achieve that solution.

Usability testing is the process of making life easier for your users. When done correctly, it replicates the user experience accurately enough to expose any potential frustrations and to map the most intuitive way to get from the problem to the solution.

Healthcare Domain Testing: Next-Gen Automated QA

The breadth of expert testing required to bring a healthcare app to market can be overwhelming. The final product has to be robust enough to handle large flows of electronic health information across intricate interoperable networks while conforming to high transport, terminology and security standards. As quickly as possible. 

On top of all that, a single flaw within this heavily regulated industry can render the product useless and your reputation as a developer seriously damaged.

Expert Software Quality Management from Day One

Time is the one resource you cannot replenish or write-off. It is unstoppable and unforgiving. It is also a crucial element in the successful delivery of any software development project.

Outsourcing your software quality management makes time an ally.

An experienced QA expert can find efficiencies at every stage of the testing process, from initial planning through to delivery. They can scale up capacity quickly, identify where and when to apply automation, unlock the advantages of Agile development and early bug detection and create a 24-hour cycle of continuous testing and product improvement.

Understanding Software Quality Metrics with Manual and Automated Testing

Quality is the true measure of product success. Poor user experience or application performance negates any advantages you achieve in delivery speed or production cost. Put simply, if it does not work, it is not worth producing.

It is, therefore, critical to our product success that we can accurately measure and track test results to ensure our testing is delivering against our business goals. Understanding software quality metrics, especially in automated testing, helps us identify what is working well and what needs improvement.

7 Advantages to Outsourcing QA Software Testing

Are you doing all you can to make your software stand out?

Every day of every year, 6,140 new software apps are released on Google Play for Android alone, according to Statista. Switch to the Apple app store, and you will find a further 1,434 added daily. And that is just the mobile market.

Those are the raw numbers behind the clichés we hear about “ever-increasing competition” and “rapidly evolving markets.”

Integrate Nearshore Software Development and Testing with an Agile Approach

Agile QA, Nearshore QA | By Timothy Joseph | August 22, 2019

Every software development conversation you begin should end with a word on QA testing. The two have become inseparable within the modern SDLC. They are the twin forces that give the Agile approach to software development the strength to dominate product delivery in the digital age.

Development innovation is strengthened by continual testing. QA becomes more effective when deployed earlier and more often.

AI Testing Tools That Drive Automation

Test Automation, AI testing | By Timothy Joseph | August 20, 2019

The greatest asset an expert QA tester possesses is their experience. Years of familiarity with specific domains gives them the ability to predict problems before they arise and implement solutions inexperienced minds would not pursue.

Artificial intelligence can capture that experience and learn from it. AI testing tools of the future will act with the experience of not just one individual but an entire team of expert QA testers.

Reliable Automated Solutions for POS Testing

There was a time when we lined up on a Friday to draw enough cash from over the bank counter to see us through until Monday. Now it is quite possible to go entire weeks without using cash at all.

The digital transformation of business has raised consumer expectations such that they expect to be able to pay for everything—from pizzas to plane tickets—without having to open their wallets. The demand for truly secure, effortless, seamless, faultless digital transactions puts pressure on developers to produce perfect POS software.

Designing Your Software Quality Control Plan to Be Set Up for Success

As developers, you are not judged solely on your end product. Every step along the way to delivery is monitored and measured against software quality control standards. All your engineering processes, methods, activities and work items are subject to scrutiny. In today’s environment, you can get it wrong even though you, ultimately, got it right.

In the realm of quality assurance, the expectations are that we understand both the need for and the burden of meeting such high software quality control standards. We also know that the way you design your software quality control plan is critical to your professional success.

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