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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.

Which Types of Software Testing Will Your Product Need?

Software Testing | By Timothy Joseph | February 5, 2019

There is no one-size-fits-all type of software testing that will solve your QA challenges with a single implementation. 

Most products will require three to five different types of software testing to reach the highest standards. Thankfully, the overall process is not a tangled mess of test cases. Rather, with the right approach, each type of software testing fits together in both chronological order and as part of a full test cycle: Each is necessary. Each complements the other. And each has a place within your QA process.

How to Evaluate Someone's Testing Skills in the Security Domain

It is common knowledge that every individual and business, regardless of its industry, should invest in some form of cybersecurity software. All too often, a familiar news story flashes across our television screens: another major company has had a data breach, affecting the data of hundreds of individuals. The now common and frequent occurrence of these hacks has made cybersecurity software a necessity for individuals and businesses alike. As with any kind of software, testing and QA is vitally important, if not absolutely necessary. Without proper testing, cybersecurity software companies are unable to ensure customers that their devices and data are secure from any possible attacks.

API Testing Checklist: 10 Steps to Start API Testing

APIs are used to integrate and bridge the communication between various areas of an application, as well as with other third-party apps. If the APIs are not working efficiently and effectively, they can negatively impact the associated business processes. It is absolutely critical to test APIs. In order to test APIs, there are some steps that must be completed in order to be successful with API testing.

Cyber Security Testing Checklist: 9 Steps to Complete Before Testing a Product in the Security Domain

Technology is booming, and more and more companies are choosing to invest in creating mobile applications. Society is depending on the cloud and applications - these applications are often used and visited more than the average brick and mortar stores. While this is great in terms of technological advancement, it does open the door to those who would take advantage of technological achievements for less than pure motivations.

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