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Top 3 Questions About API Testing

The application programming interface (API) lays the groundwork for how your software components interact, and it helps guide your development team through the programming of the graphical user interface (GUI). Thorough API testing is the best way to ensure the functionality of your application's code and the API layer itself. Before partnering with an outsourced QA provider to begin testing your product, acquaint yourself with the advantages, approach, and associated tools of API testing.


Protecting Yourself from Common Security Shortfalls

Cyber attacks and other forms of malicious hacking are becoming more and more common. Because the exchange of login credentials and the transfer of precious data is often necessary when engaging with an outsourced QA team, strict security measures must be in place to ensure that there is no risk of a breach. A good QA partner ensures that your application's code is safe, secure, and strongly protected at all stages of testing. Though most organizations are vigilant and have strong security implemented to cover the major points of risk, there are some commonly overlooked areas that should not be neglected. In this post, we look at the damaging effect of poor security and the solutions that will prevent it.


QA Team Check-Up: Metrics for Good Health

What is the secret to a successful QA team? According to a recent poll conducted by QASource, the answer is simple: metrics. Implementing an established list of metrics is like holding up a mirror to your team of engineers – it shows an impartial account of the strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to assess your team balance and testing approach objectively. They are necessary in recognizing and eliminating variations in your organization's product or testing process.


Top 3 Questions About Automation Testing

As QA engineers gain greater domain experience and testing tools improve, automation testing is becoming a go-to choice for many organizations. Implementing automation is easier and more affordable than ever before, thanks to the abundance of open source tools and experienced engineers. The advantages of automation testing have been made clear, but several key questions still linger in the minds of those planning to automate in the near future.


5 Reasons Why Your QA Team Needs Domain Knowledge

Gone are the days where a QA engineer could test effectively with only basic technical skills. In today's fast paced tech landscape, companies seek out teams with specialized, domain-specific knowledge when working with a QA partner. Whether your product serves the legal, financial, CRM, social media, healthcare, or manufacturing space, having a team that knows the intricacies of your domain ensures that your users are satisfied.


Top 4 Questions About Performance Testing

Like the name implies, performance testing provides a glimpse at how your system, network, or application performs under a certain workload or on a specific device. Quality performance testing helps ensure that your product is ready for real-world use by your customers, and that they will have a positive experience with it. The numbers your performance testing generates also serve as a baseline for improvement with each release.


4 Common QA Pain Points and Their Solutions

In last week's blog post, we familiarized you with ten symptoms of ineffective and inefficient QA. Most of the issues stem from four common QA pain points within the testing process: communication, documentation, project management, and user requirements. Left unresolved, these issues can fester and become systemic in your test approach. Fortunately, there are direct remedies for most of them. 


10 Signs That Your QA is Failing

In a broad sense, successful QA helps verify that the features and functionality of your software product meet business objectives. It also ensures that your code is mostly free of bugs prior to the shipment of your product or the release of new versions. Moving forward with unsuccessful QA is a huge risk, as it can directly impact business and your product's reputation.


QASource's Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: September 2015

Each month, our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest QA testing tools and we help pass on their findings to you. In this month's update, we provide a brief overview of new tools, including TestingWhiz, Gatling, and LDTP, along with some key QA industry updates. Look for our update each month to stay in the loop with technology standards and help boost your team's productivity!


Top 3 Questions About Functional Testing

Whether you're pursuing onsite or offshore QA, functional testing is an essential component of any test suite. It shows how effectively an application or system performs as a whole. Functional testing ensures that the customer's requirements will be met upon delivery, so the inputs are typically the specific business requirements.


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