How Software Testers Can Teach, Share and Play with Others

Put yourself in my place: The midst of a typical performance review. My manager was talking about what I had accomplished in the past year and where I wanted to take things. My answer was more responsibility and a corresponding raise. It's no huge surprise that young, … [Read more...]

Test Automation Pitfalls: Don’t Get Trapped!

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Automation has been around for a long time now, at least since the 1950s. At the insistence of management at every software company I've worked with, I've been trying to make it useful for the past decade.  That game is a tricky one. One common strategy, for example, is to … [Read more...]

Scale Testing Using Modern Scripting Languages and SCM Integrations In TC 11


Today, we released a new version of TestComplete. The focus of this release has been to allow organizations to easily scale their testing efforts by making it easier for them to bring QA teams having different skill sets together. With release cycles getting shortened, … [Read more...]

Windows 10 Isn’t Really Free for Software Testers


Over the past year, we have had many articles suggesting how Window 10 would be free for anyone who signed up to test it. Well, it turns out that some terms and conditions govern who gets a new Windows 10 license for free. In fact, what you do with your current subscription … [Read more...]

White Box Testing Vs. Black Box Testing


A casual analysis of software testing tends to break it down into main categories -- black box testing and white box testing. This distinction a bit strange though. Does it really exist? Do we really need it? White Box and Black Box Testing Seem Opposite White box … [Read more...]

Improve API Quality: Don’t Forget the GUI

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Behind every mobile application, smart device, or The Internet of Things (IoT) there is at least one application programming interface (API). These API’s and the graphical user interface (GUI) are often interdependent on each other to collect information. For instance, let’s … [Read more...]

The First Bug Bounty Program for Airlines May Be Detrimental to Customer Safety and Security

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In the media debacle that is United Airlines vs. their hacking enemies, one thing is finally clear—United Airlines is finally starting to realize that anyone who can infiltrate their systems may be better off on their side than against them. Last month, a security … [Read more...]

Deliberate Application Testing in Agile with Dan North


Yesterday morning, I attended Dan North’s keynote session, Deliberate Testing in an Agile World. Dan spoke in depth about the gaps in traditional testing approach and how risks associated with software testing can be managed. I found the session extremely insightful, … [Read more...]

What Build 2015 Means for Testers


I recently wrote about numerous ways through which Windows 10 affects testers. With Build 2015 over with, we now know more specifically how the new OS will affect testers. Android and iOS Mobile Testing for Windows Microsoft has made a strong attempt to woo android and iOS … [Read more...]

Testing in an Agile Environment


The traditional software development life-cycle model is undergoing a rapid change, primarily because businesses need to deliver quality application in shorter release cycles and at a reduced cost.  The role of a tester is thereby no longer what it used to be in a waterfall … [Read more...]