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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.

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.

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.

Software Quality and Offshore Outsourcing: What You Need to Know

Software Testing | By Timothy Joseph | March 14, 2019

Video conferencing came into the picture for Agile development teams. It is the optimal, most efficient form of communication currently available. With a free platform such as Skype, Google Hangouts, or Google Duo, you can speak face-to-face with anyone throughout the internet-connected world from the comfort of your own (home?) office.

That fact overcomes the distance involved in outsourcing your QA process offshore and leaves you in complete control of your software quality. Your Agile team can now spread halfway around the world, yet still share the fast iteration and close collaboration between developers and QA testers needed to ensure a quality build.

How To Determine The Best Query Language For Your Software

Software Testing | By Amanda Sturdevant | March 13, 2019

Query languages (QLs) are designed to query data sources for fetching and performing various operations on stored data. Basically, a query is a request for information from a database, and the language is the way it is.
Nowadays, there is a dramatic shift toward open source QLs as they enable more enhancements and reusability. GraphQL, for example, was developed by Facebook back in 2012 and is now an open-sourced QL.

With the multitude of options, how can software companies identify the query language best suited for their software?

The Importance of SFDC Testing

Software Testing | By Amanda Sturdevant | February 19, 2019

Salesforce is taking over the digital ecosystem by storm. Regarded as one of the best cloud-based CRM systems available in the market, the platform is relatively mature –with almost 50 thousand customers in the US and many leading brands such as Amazon and FedEx in its bucket. QA and testing play a crucial role in any software development cycle, and SFDC is no exception.

3 Ways Automated Software Testing Will Help Your Product

Software development is a challenge that can be thrilling and frustrating at the same time. Sometimes it feels like a series of barriers stand between you and your product’s release. While finding errors in your software can feel demoralizing, it is really a good thing. If you can find bugs and errors before your product is released to the public, you can fix them. If your software is full of errors when it is released, the public may think you have released it prematurely. And all the patches in the world cannot help a company fix a bad reputation.

Pros and Cons of Offshore Agile Testing for Financial Services Software

Agile Testing, Software Testing | By Timothy Joseph | February 12, 2019

Software development. Few projects can be so tricky and yet so rewarding. While writing code is known for presenting baffling challenges, your job can be even more complex if the software you are making is for the financial services industry. Your finished software must meet the financial industry’s specific demands, such as accommodating greater regulatory scrutiny, transparency, and reporting and risk management.

Test Cases in Software Testing: 3 Examples to Show Your Engineers

Software Testing | By Timothy Joseph | February 7, 2019

Within an effective QA software testing process, your test cases should speak to you. They provide answers and should be unambiguous.

Test cases help shape your product’s features and give meaningful direction to the product’s functionality. They help integrate application features to ensure they work as designed. With so much riding on the results, it is critical to the ROI of your product that your test cases are written well.

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