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How to Perform Post-Release Testing Effectively and Minimize Impact of the Release to Live Clients

When I started my career as a QA, I was working with a company that offered its products as SaaS. Production releases were critical and there was a possibility of affecting the functionality for the live clients.

As our client base grew, to manage the risk and minimize the impact of the release to live clients, QA team adopted the post-release testing practice.

This was all new to me and I had so many questions and doubts in my mind:  Continue reading →

What QA Tester Should Know About Release and Deployment Management Process

In our team meeting today, the manager checked with everyone on their readiness for test execution. He mentioned the “code will be ready for QA by tomorrow morning”. What did he mean when he said “code will be ready”, does it mean the developers are going to write the code in QA environment tonight?

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He actually meant that the deployment is planned to be done at night and the new code will be deployed to the QA environment for testing.

Many of you may now ask, what deployment is and what do they really do in it? Continue reading →

How to Improve the Test Release Process for Successful Bug Free Software to Production

Let’s see the typical process involved in delivering software from ‘development phase’ to the ‘testing phase’ for a successful bug free software release to production/client.

These processes are either overlooked or skipped by software companies, which results in poor test management and thereby’ a “buggy” software releases to the client, which leads to “unsatisfied customers”. Continue reading →




Case Study: How to Eliminate Flaws of Waterfall and Agile Development Processes Using a Hybrid Model

Agile Waterfall Hybrid Model

The Waterfall Model has been the ideal choice for software development. In this model, an idea becomes usable software in a sequential process that cascades through the stages of Initiation, Analysis, Implementation, Testing and Maintenance.

But the Waterfall model has some disadvantages.

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Static Testing and Dynamic Testing – Difference Between These Two Important Testing Techniques

Testing is verification and validation. We all know that it takes 2 Vs to make testing complete.

In today’s article we will shed some light on Static testing. It is also called as Verification. We will learn all about it and pay special emphasis on this, because dynamic testing often receives maximum attention and has innumerable articles detailing it out.

However, no discussion on static testing would be complete without an explanation of what its counterpart, dynamic testing means. Dynamic testing is validation, the other “V”. Dynamic testing is when you are working with the actual system (not some artifact or model that represents Continue reading →

How Test Planning has Upper Hand than Test Execution Phase?

Software test planning reserves far better scope comparatively in STLC phase. The delivery of quality software is ensured by the testing phase. What has to be done in testing is actually decided in the test planning phase.

What you will learn in this tutorial?

This tutorial will provide overview and illustrations on the importance of the test planning and the execution phase. After reading this tutorial you will understand the significant importance of the planning phase compared to the execution phase with more live examples and case studies for illustrations. Continue reading →