Tips For Better Cross Browser Testing

We spend most of our time testing software using four or five browsers -- Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, and maybe Safari. There are a few outliers, like Avant Browser mixed up in there, but for the most part that is what we use to surf the web, to do our taxes, and to … [Read more...]

How Chrome 45 Changed Testing: What You Need To Know

Chrome 45 was released last week for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. With this release, Google has particularly focused on making Chrome more secure, stable, and power-efficient.  Of course, given over 1 billion users, Chrome will continue to remain an integral part of … [Read more...]

Automation Vs. Testing: Getting The Balance Right

The world of software is completely crazy about automation. Thanks perhaps to DevOps, if anything, the mania is increasing. Some companies are eliminating the tester role in favor of tools smiths with programming experience who can build frameworks; sometimes this is called … [Read more...]

Testing with Python: Just Makes Sense

Figuring out what language to code in as a tester can be particularly challenging. If you ask the programmers on the team, they'll say to use whatever they code in. Ask the internet, and, again, you are most likely to hear what your friends are most familiar and comfortable … [Read more...]

The Rise and Rise of Python: September Testing Webinar

Python continues to get attraction worldwide. A September 2014 report from Dice lists Python as one of the fastest-growing skills based on increased job opportunities. What this means for testers and developers? The growth in Python jobs as well as associated salary means … [Read more...]

Verification and Validation: The Difference

I’ve been asked several times recently about the difference between Verification and Validation in automated testing and for some advice on applying and documenting each kind of testing. Let me first take a minute to define these terms. Verification Vs. … [Read more...]

Test Automation Pitfalls: Don’t Get Trapped!

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...]

How Testing Changes in Component Based Architectures

What Is Component Based Architecture? Imagine building your software like it was ordering furniture from Ikea. You pick out a desk, add a corner piece, raise it up to be a standing desk with some props for the legs, and add small things like organizers to better fit how … [Read more...]

Software IQ Test: Software Testing Crossword [Interactive Puzzle]

Consider yourself a software testing expert? Put your knowledge to the test in this interactive crossword puzzle. Take the Software Testing Crossword Challenge! This edition’s theme is software testing. Try to complete the crossword puzzle and make sure to share your … [Read more...]