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Comparing a Test Plan vs Test Strategy for Software QA

Developing a comprehensive test strategy means never having to ask, “Where do we begin?”

It's important to understand the difference between test plan and test strategy while defining the role each plays in the software development lifecycle. While a test strategy defines your QA best practices, a test plan outlines how you will practically implement them toward getting a finished product to market.

8 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Test Automation Strategy

Your test automation strategy is the foundation of your final product. The difference between delivering your app’s potential impact to market, or having to watch it fail comes down to the rigors of your QA process. A test automation strategy is your perfect plan for executing that process.

QA Services You Should Always Outsource

By now it’s common knowledge that QA is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. But when the need for expanded testing arises, many companies still debate about whether to train their in-house engineers or outsource those services. Like so many other problems in the software development and testing industry, there is no clear answer. The only real answer is: “It depends.”

Execute Your Automated Test Suite Like the Pros

Every single delay in launching your product hurts your brand image, and drastically reduces your potential customer base. Being late, by a day, hour or minute means that someone else gets the first chance to impress your potential customers with a solution to their problem. You may have a better product, but if the first application a customer tries is “good enough,” you may never get the chance to prove you can do things better.

6 Things To Consider When Choosing a Test Automation Tool (Infographic)

As the COVID-19 pandemic shook the foundation of the global economy, organizations started preparing for the future in a completely new landscape. Many software companies started looking for QA solutions to achieve a higher level of efficiency and productivity while minimizing costs in the long term. This shift in thinking has made automation testing imperative for software companies. Check out the infographic below for advice from our QA team on selecting the right Automation testing tools.

How To Overcome Challenges in API Testing

In this interconnected age, integration is essential for software applications. Your users expect instant access to the information they want, even if that data resides within another application. That’s why APIs have become so integral in presenting a seamless user experience across software apps.

6 Things To Consider When Choosing a Test Automation Tool

These days people not only want, but need to do more with less. CEOs and Product Managers want to stay competitive by releasing new features while also keeping their resources lean. Is it even possible to reach these two goals without sacrificing product quality?

The answer is simple: test automation. Automated testing technology continues to advance year after year, and implementing the right test tool can boost the efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy and coverage of your software testing. Test automation can free your QA team from tedious manual testing procedures in order to concentrate on other critical areas of the project.

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

These days, a news story on a cyberattack is as common as the weather report. To defend against these potential attacks, companies have created products and software applications designed to secure their data. But can these security products and applications provide full protection against these threats?

API Testing Checklist: 10 Steps to Start API Testing

APIs bridge the communication gap between an application and third-party apps. If an API doesn’t work efficiently or effectively, it can negatively impact software quality and business processes.

It’s hard to argue against the need to test APIs. However, how to do API testing can quickly become a confusing process.

How to Comply With HIPAA: 6 Software Testing Strategies

In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defined standards for safeguarding the sensitive, confidential data of all patients. The act requires health insurance providers to enforce strict privacy and security rules, each designed to protect the patient and all electronically protected health information, known as ePHI.

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