Ranorex Tutorial: A Powerful Desktop, Web, and Mobile Automation Testing Tool

Ranorex Hands-on Tutorial #1

Ranorex is a powerful test automation tool for everyone, including non-coders, to record automation tests step-by-step for desktop, web and mobile applications.

Maintaining software quality is an important goal for any software system. In today’s world, everything is expected to be fast and efficient enough. The time crunch is seen almost everywhere. In such cases, manual testing does not seem to yield much results, this is where test automation comes into the picture.  Continue reading →


How to Mock and Simulate JMS IBM WebSphere MQ with Traffic Parrot [Hands on Review]

Traffic Parrot, a service virtualization tool, hands-on Review Tutorial:

Traffic Parrot reduces software testing costs and help testers deliver the product faster by using service virtualization, a practice also known as mocking or simulating APIs.

Mocking and simulating are important techniques that can help us in testing our applications in isolation.

Testing in isolation means moving away from the complex test scenarios and involving multiple applications to the scenarios that focus only on the application that we are actually testing.  Continue reading →

VBScript Tutorials: Learn VBScript From Scratch (15+ In-Depth Tutorials)

Introduction to Microsoft VBScript (Visual Basic Script): VBScript Tutorial #1

In today’s scenario, VBScript has turned out to be a very important topic, especially for beginners who wish to learn the scripting language or automation tools like QTP/UFT.

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We will be covering a series of VB Scripting tutorials to help the developers and testers to learn VBScript quickly in an easily understandable way.  Continue reading →

What Are IQ OQ PQ: The 3 Q’s Of Software Validation Process

Introduction to IQ-OQ-PQ: 

IQ, OQ, and PQ constitute the 3Q’s of Software Validation Process.

As testers we all know that the Software Development Team develops the software in-house as per the Software Requirements Specification (SRS), Functional Specification and later the Testing Team verifies the implementation at different levels of testing at various testing environments, from simplest to the high end, which thereby replicates the production environment.  Continue reading →

Maximizing Quality by Going Above and Beyond Full Stack Testing

Quality expectations are increasing day by day and the search for perfection will never come to an end, thereby raising the bar on Product Quality and End-user experience.

An application that just “does the job” is not enough anymore for an average user and even expectations from the professional tools designed for a narrow range of users are growing gradually. Market demand is changing rapidly and QA processes should adapt to it accordingly.

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Field Validation Table (FVT): A Test Design Technique for Field Validation

Introduction to Field Validation Table (FVT) test design technique:

In this digital world, “QUALITY” is the term that is more widely used in any industry.

Any organization for that matter always thinks and works on how quality can be ensured with their product or how a quality product can be delivered or how the quality of the product can be improvised? No matter whether it’s a customer or an end user or common people, everyone expects quality in whatever they buy.

The prime goal of any organization is to serve the business with good quality.  Continue reading →

Shift Left Testing: A Secret Mantra for Software Success

The new Shift Left Testing, a DevOps mantra in Software Development:

When I use the term ‘Shift Left’, you might be wondering what am I referring to Shift Left in a software??

2+ decades ago, when I started my career as a software tester there was no separate ‘Testing Phase’ for Software development and Testers Role never used to exist at all. Developers used to develop the software, test themselves and make a software release.  Continue reading →

How to Implement Efficient Test Automation in the Agile World

Automation in Agile is very critical.

Think about the many features that are added and delivered in every Sprint.  There has to be a way to make sure that the newly added feature is not impacting the existing functionality.

Because of the low Sprint duration, it is practically impossible to execute the entire suit every time the product is incremented at the Sprint end.  Having an automated test suit would definitely play a bigger role here.

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The Mindset Change of An Agile Tester: Aligning with the Agile Manifesto

During my 12 years career in software testing, I have the privilege of working with different development methodologies. I have witnessed the transformation from Waterfall to Agile and have seen how the expectation, roles, and skills of testing professionals have taken a huge leap.

QAs are now evolving themselves from being just a “Bug Finder” to a “Bug Preventer”. They are acquiring new skills like Automation, TDD, BDD, and White box testing, not to mention Black box testing. They are now more solution-oriented, collaborate more with the development team and business stakeholders.

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When To Opt For Automation Testing?

Should we consider automation testing for a project? When should we go for Automation Testing?

Testing is carried out to provide good quality deliverables to the end user. Testing Phase is one of the main aspects of STLC.

Any company focuses more on software testing as its quality brings in optimal customer satisfaction, but many of them still struggle in choosing which kind of testing to carry out, either with automated testing or manual testing.  Continue reading →

Email Validation Testing: How to Test the Email Functionality of an Application

Today’s tutorial is all about testing email functionality of any application.

In most of the web and mobile applications, validating Email feature is considered as one of the most important parts of testing, to assure quality in Email component as well along with other components of the system.

Emails triggered under different scenarios are considered to be validated by checking for all its components which includes a template of Email, Links/buttons in the Email, From, To, Cc, Bcc fields, Attachments, Content as per Email notification, etc.  Continue reading →

Are Testers Losing Their Grip Over Testing Due to Automation?

Amid Automation, Testers at the Verge of Becoming Automation Test Developers:

In this digital world, automation has become the core for businesses to grow and expand. Automation has revolutionized the way organizations operate their businesses.

The pace of advancement in technology has been on a continual increase for the last decade and lead us to a new automation age. The impact of automation is quite evident on distinct industries, including Software industry itself.  Continue reading →

Internet of Things (IoT) Testing: Challenges, Tools and Testing Approach

Testing Internet of Things (IoT):

When a question such as “What are the basic necessities of life” is thrown at people, most of them would answer, “Food, Shelter, Clothing”.

But, that was the case before a century. Human beings have evolved to develop a handful of extra necessities for living. We have evolved to make our life, simpler, better, easier.  Continue reading →

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers

Every profession demands certain qualities from its practitioners before accepting them in and making them the best at what they do.

Software Testing demands the qualities I discuss in this article even more strongly and there are many reasons for it.

And when I say qualities, I am talking about the ‘must have’s- the top abilities of testers that help them fly high and far. Dedication, hard work, etc. are a necessity to any job in the world. But the qualities we are going to discuss are absolutely inevitable for testers. Without these must have ones, testers will sooner or later risk being disengaged from their craft.

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5 Excuses Every Software Tester Must Stop Giving

I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

From all the discussions I had with fellow testers during interviews, I felt happy numerous times seeing the quality talent which we have in our community of testers.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.  Continue reading →

Appium Tool for Automation Testing of Android Apps on an iOS System

Appium is an open source test automation tool used for testing mobile applications. It allows users to test various types of mobile applications (such as Native, Hybrid and Mobile Web) using standard WebDriver library.

Using Appium, you also run automated tests on actual devices like tablets, mobile phones etc. Appium makes mobile app regression testing easy; especially, for large mobile apps that  are updated frequently with new features and functionalities.  Continue reading →

Agile Retrospective Meetings – Why It is Necessary and Some Fun Ways to Conduct It

Agile Software development is  a set of methods and practices that are based on the Agile Manifesto. Agile methodology emphasizes team collaboration and frequent delivery of a product.

One of the 12 principles listed in the in Agile Manifesto is:

“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.”

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