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Automation Testing and Quality Assurance

Written by Whitney Dueitt on February 10, 2014

As we move forward in to 2014, it’s time once again to look at upcoming trends in quality assurance automation testing. We’ve seen an increase in the demand for various kinds of automation testing. This includes regression automation, load testing, performance testing, and unit testing. In general, automation testing is just what it sounds like:…

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Testing vs. Quality Assurance

Written by Jonathan Taylor on August 12, 2013

The goal of any Quality Assurance department is to have a positive influence on their IT organization with respect to process improvement, ROI and stability. To accomplish this we have to concentrate on more than just testing the product. We have to test the entire software development life cycle, not just the product. Here are some…

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Stop, Drop, and Roll

Written by Whitney Dueitt on April 8, 2013

No matter where you are in your career, you will inevitably be asked for your opinion on the quality of something. Usually, the person inquiring is your boss, manager, or some other highly important person, as if being put on the spot isn’t bad enough. Shy of giving them the default “let me look into…

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Testing Techniques – Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Values

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Vicky Davis Conventional wisdom dictates that it is not possible to test all possible inputs when testing a software application. For instance, in the following pseudo code an infinite number of inputs can be used to test if “something” or “something else” happens. This Equivalence Partitioning technique helps reduce the number of total tests…

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Testing Metrics – Requirements Pass Rate

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Vicky Davis The Requirements Pass Rate metric is one of several metrics that provide insight to the quality of a software solution. This metric indicates the status of test execution and the quality of the solution based on percentage of requirements passed. To obtain the values for the formula the tester must associate each…

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History of QC Tickets Assigned to a Developer

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Jonathan Powell I was recently asked by my Technical Lead to supply some information about each of the QC tickets I had worked on for a project. This included tickets currently in my queue, as well as tickets I had assigned back to QA Engineers for retesting. I needed a quick way to get…

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Mobile Application Testing

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Matthew Seese Twelve years ago, the world was catching it’s breath after the fears of a “Y2K freak-out” subsided. A lot of people were focused on the older machines that ran the world and what the implications would be if they suddenly stopped working. A few folks, myself included, were looking towards the future….

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Changing Web Pages Using Google Chrome

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Umair Kamal Ever wonder how you can look at the source of a web page (no I am not talking about IE’s View Source!) and change the source on the fly? How many times have you thought…”hmmm I wonder how this page will look if a table or picture or a video was moved…

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Sounds Risky!

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

We’ve heard it. We’ve thought it. We’ve even said it. It happens most often when we are starting or joining a project. It is a balance of concern and excitement. It is rare that we consciously separate the risks into categories and then weigh them, but that is exactly what we should be doing. You…

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