Why Do We Need Framework for Test Automation?

Today we bring you an interesting topic “Test Automation Framework” and “Why do we need framework for test automation?”

The simple answer: For the same reason, we carry a map when commuting and we draw a blueprint before building a house.

Not convinced?

Let us try to find the answer to why test automation framework- through thorough deliberation.

Automation is tricky- not just technically but also economically. It is best suited for areas where there is a substantial amount of tests Continue reading →

Today is Earth Day! How We Testers Can “Go Green” to Celebrate It?

Hello Folks! It is ‘that’ day of the year again. April 22nd, the Earth Day. See more about it here and here.

I am sure as individuals we have an eternal gratitude towards the great gift this planet has given us – the gift of life, nature and our human intellect. I am sure each one of us is doing our bit to preserve the sanctity of it. Kudos for that!

Now, around this time, all we hear is “Go Green”. The signs, boards, ads, kid’s crafts, TV shows – everything is all about going green and the Continue reading →

5 Mobile Testing Challenges and Solutions

The mobile boom is obvious and it is pretty clear they are here to stay. The smart-phones are rapidly becoming the primary method of interaction for consumers and businesses worldwide, with thousands of app being generated each day. Mobile goes beyond smart-phones and tablets. Apps are now being incorporated into cars, wearable tech and home appliances

The phenomenal growth of mobile devices has opened up avenues for organizations to integrate them into computing environment. Today’s mobile applications deliver complex functionality on platforms that have limited resources for computing. Continue reading →

5 Must Have Non-testing Tools for Testers to Make Life Easier

Archimedes remarked: “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth”- Such is the power of tools. When the right lever comes along, no planet is big enough that it can’t be lifted like a ball of cotton.

Sure, we know a lot about tools. At STH we have researched and put together elaborate list of Bug tracking, test management, pen testing, and the other specialized automation tools. We agree and understand the importance of them. However, this article is not going to be about that.

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How to Lead a Happier and Successful Test Team – Test Leadership Part 2

We’ve established that managing a test team is a different ball game. It may not fit in within the boundaries of traditional management techniques, because of the mindset, environment and challenges faced by test teams.

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This tutorial picks up from where the first tutorial left off. Out here we will discuss on how to have a happier test team. Whether you’ve been in this role or have been promoted recently, the few pointers below will definitely help in gaining Continue reading →

Leadership in Testing – Test Lead Responsibilities and How to Manage Test Team Effectively

The importance of testers and testing teams has been established time and again. An application or product success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which forms the basis for valid bug exposure. Goes without saying that great bugs are found based on the testers’ skills and knowledge, a keen eye and the dedication of the test teams.

A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. All these different resources’ attributes need to be tapped rightly, also keeping in mind to fill in any skill Continue reading →