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 →

5 Most Common Testing Tasks Testers Forget to Test (and How to Avoid That)

The conference room was silent and every face was staring at me. Just ended client call left all of us clueless about how we can rectify the mistake. Client was very unsatisfied and he was thinking that the product was not tested at all. When my manager tried to argue that all the functionality were working well, he cut shot him saying “What is the use of functionality, if users are not able to install the product?” We were stunned.

We borrowed two hours of time frame to look into it and finished the call. But no one moved out. Everyone was asking a question – How can it happen? Why we did not catch it?

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qTest eXplorer Review: The Ultimate Tool For The Agile Tester!

If you’re in the market for a test management platform that can cope with the demands of agile testing and keep pace with the rapid cycles of agile development, then QASymphony’s latest release is going to interest you. The company recently unveiled a new combination of its test management solution, qTest, and its exploratory testing tool, qTest eXplorer.

The consolidated testing platform is intended to be a one-stop-shop for testers. It encompasses the full lifecycle from requirements and test case design, through test execution and defect tracking, to real-time reports on status and quality-metrics.

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