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March 22, 2017
Software Testing: One Size Doesn't Fit All

In crowdtesting, value comes from understanding what customers want each time they run a test, matching those requirements to the right set of testers, and displaying the results in a useful way.

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March 8, 2017
Test Automation Landscape

Unit Test Automation No modern automated software testing suite would be complete without the inclusion of automated unit tests. Whereas functional testing is only concerned with the what, unit testing focuses on the how, by verifying that each piece of code behaves as expected. Since unit tests are most commonly created by developers, no special […]

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March 2, 2017
Good Manual Testing vs Bad Manual Testing

Such a view is misguided at best, dangerous at worst. Manual testing provides the means to locate unforeseen issues and bugs, receive real-world usability feedback, and to confirm the readiness of your application for the limelight of production. It even saves developers’ time in the heat of rapid iteration. Let’s explore why and when manual […]

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February 22, 2017
QA Services vs QA as a Service: Is There a Difference?

Outsourcing vs Crowdsourcing To readily understand the difference between QA services and QA as a Service, it's necessary for us to explore the relationship, and fundamental differences, between outsourcing and crowdsourcing. Outsourcing is a well-known and general term used to describe contracting out a process of some kind to a third-party. Outsourcing largely came about […]

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February 22, 2017
Five Tips for Prioritizing Regression Test Automation

1. Don’t Rely on the UI for Regression Test Automation It is no doubt possible to create automated tests that aim to test the UI and user functionality of the product. Many libraries exist to help developers and QA teams automate testing at the interface level, across a wide range of languages. However, testing at […]

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February 22, 2017
What is Regression Testing?

In the simplest terms, regression testing is a form of software testing that confirms or denies the functionality of software components after changes to a system. A defect that emerges after a change to the software is known as a regression bug. In the event that a change is made to a software component and […]

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February 22, 2017
Functional Testing Tools Landscape

Functional Test Automation One of the most well-known and oft-heralded tools of modern functional testing is the emergence of functional test automation. The beauty of automated tests are that they allow developers and QA departments to easily design, write, execute, and review tests, which can then be automatically performed at will, whether that means prior […]

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February 22, 2017
DevOps Best Practices: Integrating QA and DevOps

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery & Customer Success The disconnect between QA and DevOps often occurs due to misconceptions about the role of quality assurance in the modern software development life cycle. Even as continuous integration servers and continuous delivery practices check your code for errors, they don’t ensure its quality when you define quality from […]

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February 22, 2017
DevOps Best Practices: 5 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Automate

Automating an Immutable Infrastructure Commonly used in the realm of programming, the concept of an immutable object simply refers to an object whose state cannot be changed after its creation. Many programming languages support immutability, thereby forcing a variable or object to be read-only, in which the contents can only be viewed or read, but […]

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February 17, 2017
How Crowdtesting Fits With Software Testing Methodologies

Crowdtesting and Agile Development One of the key tenets of the agile software development methodology is the concept of iteration and incremental evolution of the project throughout the entire software development life cycle. As fresh ideas come to fruition and new systems are developed to bring those ideas to life, often the project will go […]

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