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The Challenges of Mobile Testing Dissected at FalafelCON

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Mobile apps present new challenges to testers. Of course, tried and true test techniques still apply - you still need to verify if users can enter data into your application, if data gets saved or sent on to a server, and that calculations are performed correctly and so … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 2 Retrospective

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A day after taking a deep dive into the art of performance testing, I was curious to explore some of the intellectual underpinnings surrounding the craft. After all, if one assumes testing is more than just a predefined series of motions designed to accomplish a specific … [Read more...]

The Importance of Writing Testable Code

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We recently sat down with the testing team at Infinio in Cambridge, MA to learn how they have implemented their test automation strategy. The cool thing about their strategy is that the whole development team (developers and testers) work together to create testable code … [Read more...]

The Art of Designing Automated Testing Tools

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Designing automated testing tools can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to surface all of the complexities involved in a variety of test structures but you also have to make all of those complexities accessible to a variety of audiences. Some people prefer to … [Read more...]

Best Practices of Context-Driven Testing

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First of all, before anyone’s head explodes, let me explain what I mean by “Best Practices.” I know that, particularly in the realm of context-driven testing, this term is looked upon as a major misnomer that is only spewed by the ignorant and uneducated. But I don’t think … [Read more...]

Testers Should Enable Projects and Empower Developers

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In this video, Dawn Haynes, Principal Trainer and Consultant at PerfTestPlus, Inc., explains why it is crucial for testers to give both positive and negative feedback constructively and gives advice for testing teams  who are trying to avoid being "project boat … [Read more...]

Hiring Successful Testers

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In this video, Keith Klain, COO at Doran Jones, explains the mindset he looks for when he interviews potential candidates for his testing team. See also: Software Testing is a People Problem Let It Go (Software Edition)  Hunt for Information, Not … [Read more...]

Double Rainbow! SmartBear Wins Two 2014 Jolt Awards

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Excuse us for one minute while we do a little happy dance. [Pause for vigorous dancing] The SmartBear team has once again been honored with two Dr. Dobb’s Jolt Awards. This year, SoapUI Pro took home the top Jolt Award for continuous improvement and overall quality. … [Read more...]

Let It Go (Software Edition)

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SmartBears love software. But we also have a lot of fun together that has nothing to do with the quality life cycle. Sometimes it's go karting. Sometimes it's hockey. Sometimes it's company scavenger hunts. In the case of Gregg Hanson, when he's not demoing TestComplete … [Read more...]

TechnologyAdvice: AnDevCon and the Future of Mobile

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AnDevCon, a conference specifically made for and focused on Android developers, is going on right now in our backyard - Boston, Ma. Not only will be have a handful of SmartBears in attendance, we're also one of the sponsors of the show. This is an awesome show that we're … [Read more...]