Top 5 Software Quality eBooks of 2013 (Free for Download)

This is the time of the year that companies feel inclined to send out  special holiday deals and seasonal greetings meant to make you feel all warm inside. As nice as that may be, these holiday messages don’t usually provide you with anything of value.

Rather than spend time trying to show off our holiday cheer we have, we decided it made more sense to just give out five of our top eBooks from 2013 for free. As in, completely free. No cost. No email address. No name. No gimmick. We truly just want to allow you to download these eBooks to thank you for visiting our blog, and the only reason you would need to provide us with any information is if you decided to download one of our complimentary trials.

Whether you’re a functional tester, a sysadmin, a developer, or some far-out fusion of the three, I hope you’re able to find some valuable information in the resources listed below.

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cross-Browser Testing

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Do you test your web applications in multiple browsers? If you do, you know that automation of tests for different browsers can be annoyingly difficult, especially with modern Web 2.0 applications.

Modern test automation tools provide built-in support for cross-browser testing that allows tests created for one browser to be played back in other supported browsers  including IE 10, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. . Additionally, distributed testing capabilities allow you to run cross-browser tests against different browsers on multiple machines at the same time. Share this.

 

The State of Code Review

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We launched an extensive study about code review practices, software quality, and how the two are related (or not!). We attracted respondents to our survey by placing ads in various developer-oriented online properties, as well as contacting practitioners who are on our mailing list.

Included in this report, you will receive code review and software quality performance benchmarks for participants in your industry, your organization size, and your development practices. You will learn what the most successful organizations are doing differently to get ahead, and which best practices you can apply for your own improvements in software quality. Share this.

 

SoapUI 101: Beginner’s Guide to Functional Testing

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While SoapUI’s functionality includes functional testing and security testing, as well as service simulation, functional testing is definitely the most popular.

Functional testing means checking that the behavior of the system under consideration matches the business expectations in terms of functionality. SoapUI enables users to perform functional testing easily. Share this.

 

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Functional Testing with TestComplete

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Not all test automation tools are created equal, especially in the case of functional testing. The best choice is an automation tool that allows you to not only create automated tests, but also fully automate the whole QA testing process.

In this case, the automation tool becomes the QA tester’s assistant. It can perform QA testing actions, such as running scheduled automated tests, checking results, sending reports to different issue-tracking systems and a lot more. Grab this new SmartBear eBook and learn how TestComplete can be a game-changer for your team. Share this.

 

 

Load Testing 101: Essential Tips for Testers and Developers

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If you are interested in learning the basics of software load testing, we’ve put together an eBook that will help.

In this eBook, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare for optimal load testing of a web application
  • Record scenarios
  • Test in a way that emulates real life conditions
  • Analyze your load testing data for the highest quality software

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