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6 Strategies to Improve Communication Between QA and Developers

Within the development cycle, every team plays a key role. The software development team focuses on delivering code and the QA team focuses on product quality. With each team prioritizing a specific focus, going to market can only be a success - right?

Not quite. Even with an issue-free product launch, the comradery levels across teams can be indifferent at best. In fact, many organizations would describe the relationship between developers and testers as a rivalry.

QA Best Practices: 5 Performance Metrics Every QA Team Should Track

QA test execution can only be as strong as the strategy you have in place. One of the best QA practices we’ve noticed across many software companies actually happens before any testing begins. By implementing a strong plan with thorough processes, every member on your QA team knows what to deliver, when to deliver it by and why it's important. 

But how do you know if your strategy is sound?

Develop Your Software Testing Best Practices with the Help of QA Experts

Software testing best practices are considered industry constants wherever the constraints of time, quality and resources apply. They hold up regardless of the actual values assigned to each of those boundaries.

Wasted time will delay release cycles regardless of the SDLC timeline.

Compromised quality affects users regardless of your company’s reputation.

Wasted resources mean reduced efficiency regardless of budget.

What Can You Expect from Software Testing Consulting Services?

Software testing consulting services are often the missing bridge between development and delivery. When you engage with QA professionals, you can expect them to round out your internal team and to raise your confidence in what you have built-that it will, ultimately, provide a valued user experience.

A quality QA services provider will work in partnership with you to provide comprehensive test coverage while introducing efficiencies to help you deliver faster, for less.

The 5 Biggest Pain Points of Finance Domain Testing

The IT industry is always in flux—reshaping and reinventing itself as technology becomes faster, more powerful, and more intuitive. Because progress doesn’t slow for anyone, product companies and their engineering teams need to be quick to respond; to match the tempo of the IT world. As money movement and global commerce becomes increasingly digital, finance product companies have become adept at keeping pace with the IT landscape.

The 4 Biggest Pain Points of Legal Domain Testing

Every product deserves high-quality testing. It’s the best way to ensure that your developers stay motivated, stakeholders stay happy, and customers stay loyal to your application-whatever it may be. But when it comes to certain software areas, your testers need to be even more vigilant than usual. Think legal, healthcare, and finance software, where highly sensitive user data is stored and transferred. Because the consequences of a bug or security vulnerability are so serious, QA teams need to be on their A-game. And if they’re not, things could go very wrong.

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

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.

Software Testing for the Security Domain: A Case Study

Is QA testing necessary for security software? Software QA is absolutely necessary. We are constantly hearing about data breaches occurring seemingly every day, so products and software that can ensure users' safety are in high demand. This surge in demand for security software increases the pressure security product organizations feel as they release new software. Read on to discover how a security company learned that in order to guarantee the safety of users, cybersecurity companies should invest in a QA partner.

How to Integrate Regression Testing into Your QA Services

Any time a feature is added or improved, an application’s code is in danger. There’s no escaping it, unfortunately: Any time a developer touches an existing piece of code, s/he introduces the possibility of breakage and new defects. This is especially true, and most common, in the areas where new code meets old.

Looking Ahead: Facial Recognition Technology and QA Services

The world of data security is changing rapidly - so rapidly that it can be hard to keep track of all the authentication methods that see wide usage and adoption from product companies. Currently, there are three main categories for security solutions. First, what we know: Your standard alphanumeric passwords and security questions. Second, what we carry: Hand-held items like key cards and ID badges. And third, what we are: Unique bodily identifiers that are nearly impossible to replicate.

We’re all familiar with choosing super-strong passwords and clipping an ID badge on our belt loop before leaving the house. But in general, biometric authentication is still a relatively new category in the security space.

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