Doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners are charged with providing healthcare to their patients, and a single error or miscommunication can have devastating consequences for a patient. Healthcare professionals have started to use case management software to help manage their growing amount of patients, but the same risk applies to the software - an error-prone, untested case management application can result in tragedy.
There is nothing more exciting than your first experience of success. Watching your vision and hard work take shape and become a real product in the hands of real users can be like actualizing a dream. For many startups, those early days are about pulling together as a small, dedicated team with everyone pushing the limits of their skills and experience to produce innovation within the tightest of resource limits.
With success comes the promise of growth, and your dreams and goals become larger.
Partnership is the combination of skills and experience toward a common goal. It is the shared belief in and responsibility for a product. It is a trust that if you do your best and I do mine, we can create something unique and worthwhile.
When you engage a QA partner to share the responsibility of your software project, you get to experience all those warm sentiments of cooperation and trust. But you also get to strengthen your own development engine with the skills and experience of expert testers.
Preparation turns big problems into little ones, and it turns bug problems into little sprints.
When viewed from afar—as a single, monolithic step in your overall software development process—testing an entire application can seem overwhelming. How do you properly account for every potential execution, for every combination of platform, purpose and user? Or for every practical real-world contingency?
The choice is yours. You know your product. You know the problem it solves and why it will soon become vital to the working lives of untold numbers of users. What you might not know is how best to test that product so that your development intention becomes a product reality.
There are a number of different software testing methodologies available to you to reach that reality. Each is designed with a specific purpose in mind, and each has value in a comprehensive test plan.
QASource recently presented the webinar, "How to Get Faster, More Reliable Automated Testing Results Using Continuous Integration" with its partner, froglogic.
In this webinar, Vivek Kumar, Automation Architect and Anand Ramakrishnan, QA Director at QASource, illustrate how to incorporate the Squish GUI tester into your application lifecycle using built-in CI integrations, how to pair Squish with the Jenkins Continuous Integration server to run your test suites automatically and how to enhance your automated testing workflow with a CI-based protocol.
For all our metrics, test plans, Agile approaches and strict industry standards, the end goal of every software development project is the same: happy customers. The user experience is our definition of success.
The designing, planning, testing and re-development that goes into an application is all there to make sure that the end user can solve their problem using our product. The challenge is to keep this goal in mind every step along the SDLC.
Do not fail because you failed to ask for help.
We all know the failure rates among startups are high. Very high. Some estimations put the failure rate at as much as 90%, which could be as many as 120,000 companies a day.
What is most concerning about those failures is how frequently they are attributed to inexperience. That might be domain inexperience, capitalization inexperience or product testing inexperience.