What Microsoft’s Love for Open Source Means for QA Teams

Almost a year and a half after the announcement of its open source .NET Core project, Microsoft has officially announced the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0, and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux. The announcement represents a major … [Read more...]

A Guide to Getting More Out of Your TestComplete Tests

Granting a final approval on the release of an application is often a tricky process. This is primarily because an application’s quality, and its ability to meet originally specified business requirements, entails having visibility across a variety of tests — including … [Read more...]

Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: Managing Your Software Testing Strategy

A simplistic view of testing projects looks something like this: feature tests, and then the set of everything created in the history of our product used for pre-release testing. Run the feature tests, run through the pre-release tests, and then boom. It's time to … [Read more...]

3 Approaches to Reporting Test Status to The Business

Imagine this... You are walking into work and happen to catch the same elevator as the CTO going up to the office. You have 12 floors to go and it feels like time is moving in reverse. Your CTO looks over at you and asks how the latest release is coming along. Your … [Read more...]

How Testing Teams Can Achieve End-to-End Traceability

A few years ago, at a test design course, I overheard someone complaining that the course did not offer advice for "requirements traceability." When I asked her what that meant, she pulled out an excel spreadsheet — the test cases were columns and the requirements rows. … [Read more...]

STAREAST Recap: Dot Graham on Test Automation Patterns, Testing Challenges, and Zombie Tests

We had the privilege to catch up with Dorothy (Dot) Graham at this year’s STAREAST Software Testing Conference. With more than 40 years of experience in the software testing industry, Dot has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for software … [Read more...]

STAREAST Recap: The Road to DevOps: Data, Environment, and Test Automation

Last week, SmartBear Software had the privilege of joining hundreds of other software testing professionals at the STAREAST Software Testing Conference in Orlando, Florida. At the event, we had the chance to connect with a number of speakers who presented on different … [Read more...]

CrossBrowserTesting Joins SmartBear Family

Today, after weeks of keeping the news a secret, we are excited to announce that SmartBear Software has acquired CrossBrowserTesting. The challenge The rapid development of mobile and other digital technologies has necessitated an Agile and DevOps process. In such an … [Read more...]

Managing Test Flakiness: How to Make Tests Stable, Scalable, & Maintainable

Building and maintaining automated tests can often be challenging and cumbersome. In fact, the term “flaky” is often associated with tests — especially tests created at the UI layer. Even the smallest amount of changes in the UI can cause automated tests created at the … [Read more...]

Bringing Dev & Test Together to Resolve Common Selenium Testing Challenges [Infographic]

At the start of 2016, SmartBear Software held a special web testing webinar: Web Testing & Selenium: The Current State and Future Possibilities. More than 640 people showed up to learn about using Selenium for web testing in 2016. During the webinar, we surveyed … [Read more...]