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My Unexpected Journey to Becoming a Software Tester (From Entry-level to a Manager)

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:43
“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…” My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly. I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing. But finally, […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Jubula – The Open Source Automated Functional Testing Tool

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:27
[Detailed tutorial with lots of images, so allow it to load] Today, we are going to learn a popular open source functional testing tool – Jubula. It is an Eclipse Project for automated functional GUI testing for many applications. It’s is helpful for writing automated tests from the user perspective with little or no coding skills, […]

6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 15:11
Before we go ahead with suggestions about how to create an effective test report, look into below reports and ask yourself, which one would you prefer when you are a decision maker or even a team member (any recipient of the report). Report #1: Tested following modules: Module X: Login page. Module Y: Home page […]

When to Stop Testing (Exit Criteria in Software Testing)

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:48
Exit criteria in Testing: “Well begun is half done” – Applies everywhere, even software testing. Often we see software testers very enthusiastic at the beginning of the project. We create testing documents such as Test Strategy, Test Plan or Test Cases eagerly and enthusiastically. Then we get to testing software with a BANG! This is […]

How To Be A Productivity Junkie (Especially as a Tester)

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:32
We all have goals. We all want to do more and be more. There are many ways to be successfully, but the most important one is also the simplest – you have to get things done. In other words, be productive. By thinking about doing something, it does not get done. I wish it did, […]

The 4 Steps to Business Intelligence (BI) Testing: How to Test Business Data

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 15:31
Business Intelligence (BI) is a process of gathering, analyzing, and transforming raw data into accurate, efficient, and meaningful information which can be used to make wise business decisions and refine business strategy. BI gives organizations a sense of clairvoyance. Only the perception is not fueled by extra-sensory ability but by facts. Business Intelligence testing initiatives help […]

How to Perform Post-Release Testing Effectively and Minimize Impact of the Release to Live Clients

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:12
When I started my career as a QA, I was working with a company that offered its products as SaaS. Production releases were critical and there was a possibility of affecting the functionality for the live clients. As our client base grew, to manage the risk and minimize the impact of the release to live […]

How Business, Development and QA Can Work Together to Get the Project Completed

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:54
What People Want – Understanding Stakeholder Needs Too often, we (QA/Testers) are focused on our own needs instead of those of others. We need to discover and help satisfy the needs of others, and we also need to show that our needs are in the best interests of others. But what are the needs of […]

How to Perform Backend Testing

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:31
What is Backend Testing and How to perform it? Software Applications are complex; there is more than what meets the eye. Most system testing efforts go through GUI. This is because testing validates if the software is ‘fit for use’ by the end-user or not. End-users use GUI and so do we; that is why […]

The Best Way To Organize Your Tests So You Can Find Them, Always

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:48
This article presents unique approach to Test Management in regards to how to best manage your project’s information, so you can organize your test cases and test plans better, delivering testing results faster and more effectively. The main focus is on the use of Custom Fields and PractiTest’s unique Hierarchical Filter Tree, that are at […]

9 Common Myths About Being A Software Tester Vs Reality

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:18
Being in the QA field for 9 years now, I have seen that some people generally stay away from a testing job. They feel inferior and have a lot of negative thoughts running through their minds. I would like to share my thoughts and experience and address some common myths that people have. Myths about […]

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Performance Testing and Achieve Goals

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:04
If your company is involved in developing, testing and deploying software, then you’re already using more technologies and tools than can be counted. The sheer quantity of technology in enterprise is an even better reason to leverage the work and products already being used to enhance your performance testing and deliver more value, faster, and at […]