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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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Capitalize on Automated UI Testing and Stay Competitive

User interface testing is the greediest stage of your QA process. Manual testing is a time- and resource-consuming process and, hence, can push your product release cycle.

Unfortunately, it is one of the few phases of QA that cannot be completely solved with an automated testing silver bullet. Even the accelerating technology of AI in automation testing still requires engineers to manually identify UI elements before automation test scripts can be run.

There are, however, ways to capitalize on automated UI testing that may boost your competitive edge.

Web Application Testing Checklist to Balance Manual and Automation Testing

Time, cost, and quality. These three elemental forces of software development influence every aspect of our QA process. They are the practical realities that, ultimately, determine how we prepare a web application to meet the expectations and needs of our users.

Each point on a web application testing checklist has to be assessed in reference to the timelines of our release cycle, the constraints of our budget, and the rigorous nature of the testing needed to ensure a robust and satisfying final product.

Software Testing Process in Agile Development: What Works Best

Agile teams produce better products because they see the bigger picture. Involving those with a business perspective along with your technical team during the software testing process helps maintain focus on where all the hard work is headed.

Adding an expert QA team to that mix only improves matters. Now, you have a diverse range of skill sets, experience, and perspective to round out your product offering.

The Ultimate QA Checklist for Software Development

Software Testing | By Timothy Joseph | April 25, 2019

Outsourcing QA leads to a higher-quality product and faster releases. It allows you to ramp up the skills and resources of your software development team when needed to ensure you realize the full potential of your product.

Managing the talent and input of an outsourced team of experts requires a keen mind for organization. In addition to the technical aspects of launching a QA process, you also must balance the communication and workflows of both your internal and external teams.

The Best Test Automation Framework Architecture for Your Product

Test Automation | By Timothy Joseph | April 23, 2019

Test automation will save you time and money. That is why it was developed, and that is why you want to use it. To access all the speed and efficiencies of automation testing, you need to have the right foundation in place.

That foundation is your test automation framework. To put it plainly, the test automation framework is a set of rules, guidelines, standards, and conventions governing the testing process. In a manner of speaking, your test automation framework is the race track upon which your lightning-fast test automation race car can run.

Are Nearshore App Testing Services Right for Your Product? How to Tell

Nearshore QA | By Timothy Joseph | April 18, 2019

The maturation of nearshore app testing services has given software developers something they’ve long needed: choice.

For many years, there was only one outsourcing decision to make: do we keep our QA domestic and pay a premium for proximity; or do we take our testing to an offshore facility and endure a 12-hour time difference in return for resource savings?

Nearshore app testing offers the best of both worlds. It allows developers to keep their QA testing close at hand in a shared time zone, and it lets them better leverage their resources by sourcing expertise beyond the US.

How to Avoid Nearshore Healthcare App Testing Pitfalls

Accessing the full potential of nearshore healthcare app testing requires the right guide. Producing software for the healthcare industry is complex enough on its own, but once you outsource your QA process beyond the U.S., you face a different set of potential pitfalls.

The key to success is experience. A QA provider with a solid history of accessing the resource and production benefits of nearshore healthcare app testing can help you leverage the advantages and avoid the potential disadvantages.

Nearshore Software Testing: What to Look for

Nearshore software testing is the direction you take when you want to realize the resource advantages of outsourcing your QA process beyond the US but do not want to compromise on your internal team’s involvement.

And it is the direction you take when you want to boost production during a release cycle, but you do not want to compromise on security and product quality.

Which UI Automation Testing Tools Are Best for Your Product?

User interface testing is your opportunity to walk a proverbial mile in your customer’s shoes. It is the phase where you have to put aside your intentions and focus on the market reality of your product. UI testing prioritizes the results that matter in the end: the customer’s experience of the product.

The Pros and Cons of Nearshore Software Outsourcing for QA Testing

Nearshore outsourcing is the force multiplier of the QA world. Any time you outsource your software testing, you reap efficiency and resource rewards; when you do so to a nearshore location, you amplify those rewards.

By investing in nearshore software outsourcing to regions such as Central and South America, you can avoid the high costs typically associated with domestic QA testing while still achieving a quality product.

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