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Test Automation Checklist: A Process to Successfully Complete Test Automation Projects

Test Automation | By Brandon Getty | August 13, 2020

Nothing is more frustrating than funding a test automation project that results in endless time and resources to maintain , or worse, funding one that requires re-building after six months. Often a test automation strategy fails because the objectives were not identified early on or the scripting strategy excluded considerations for long-term maintenance.

API Testing Tutorial: 4 Key Considerations

API Testing, Test Automation | By Brandon Getty | July 30, 2020

The primary goal of API testing is going beyond QA manual testing material by executing code-level testing of both the application and the API. A full, organized suite of testing can verify the individual parts of each method, class and package within the API. Strong API testing practices can ensure the security of the application’s code and confirm the expected interaction between the API layer and the application.

There’s a lot that needs to happen during API testing, so where should your team begin?

How Automation Adds Value to Your Testing

Agile QA, Test Automation | By Brandon Getty | July 9, 2020

Before the benefits of automation tools were as commonly recognized as they are  today, CTOs, product managers and engineering leads were slowed down by repetitive manual tasks, bottlenecks and miscommunication across teams. True efficiency and innovation was a distant goal, something they could only discuss in abstract terms without understanding the value of certain services in software testing.

Today, product companies strive to lead in four key areas: innovation, efficiency, accuracy and speed. Automation advantages in software testing are designed to place more power in the hands of developers, QA engineers and IT leadership.

6 Ways to Increase Productivity of Your QA Team

QA managers are tasked with continuously finding ways to improve quality assurance and overall software integrity, but are also asked to find ways to increase productivity of team members. But, between rounds of testing and writing up issue reports, there never seems to be enough time to carry out these changes.

Increasing productivity of your QA team doesn’t have to be difficult. Targeting easy wins allows for more time to implement additional tactics that improve team productivity. And since there are a lot of tasks that QA teams tackle, increasing QA productivity can help successfully drive a company’s revenue growth.

Here are 6 ways to increase productivity within your QA testing team:

9 Key Benefits of Test Automation in Healthcare Applications

Healthcare applications must process a huge number of transactions and a massive amount of patient data each day. To ensure that all this data is handled appropriately over time, it is integral that test cases for the healthcare application apply data sets of varying complexity.

To save time and resources, consider implementing test automation where possible. But what is test automation? And what benefits of automation in healthcare can your team expect?

The Vital Role of Security Testing in Healthcare Applications

Most healthcare enterprise applications are loaded with critical data related to patients and the various organizations they serve. This can include health records, payment information, account details, and identity details. Due to the incredible sensitivity of this data, thorough software security testing is a necessity for healthcare applications so that critical information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

By “wrong hands,” we mean criminals in the identity theft business, hackers skilled in malware and phishing schemes, and cyber-attackers aiming to hold critical files or your entire system hostage by ransomware.

QA Automation Testing Tips for Faster Product Releases

“Speed has become an important element of strategy"
Regis McKenna

You cannot overstate the importance of speed to market in your business these days. With the pace at which digital technology is advancing, you have to do what it takes to stay ahead in the game. Never has the first mover advantage been so critical.

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?

Increase Your ROI With Streamlined Salesforce Test Automation

When you think of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool, the first to come to mind is Salesforce. That’s because the biggest players across all industries - from cybersecurity and medical technology to financial services and retail - choose this CRM solution to sustain customer relationships. And because Salesforce is designed to help businesses deliver personalized experiences to every customer, companies of all sizes can implement CRM tools in their sales, marketing and commerce practices.

Salesforce tends to win over its competition in the CRM space because of its customizable implementation and integration with other applications such as service cloud, security, outbound messaging, Apex programming, web portal, web services, social media and data loader - just to name a few.

Choose the Right Automated Functional Testing Tools for Your Product

The customer experience begins when a product works. Functional testing is the way to ensure that happens. Since testing affects the overall SDLC, developers must implement functional testing as quickly and efficiently as possible. That means automation. Specifically, automated functional testing tools.

So which tools should you use, and how?

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