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Jan 12, 2022   |  By Anton Pikhteryev
Flaky tests are automated software tests that sometimes pass and sometimes fail without an obvious reason. Often these tests will work well for a while, then occasionally start to fail. If the test passes on a second or third try without any obvious reason for the failures, the tester typically chalks it up to a glitch in the system and ignores the failed test result.
Jan 10, 2022   |  By Mike Sonders
Manual software testing services can help QA testing teams ramp up test coverage without adding headcount. Most of these services give you access to hundreds of testers across the world for an hourly, monthly, or annual fee. But there are key differences in the way the services handle testing, and those differences can affect how much time these services actually end up saving (or costing) you.
Dec 22, 2021   |  By Mike Sonders
Manually testing an application is time-consuming, costly, and difficult to scale as your application grows: as you add more features to your application, you have to add more functional tests. And getting those additional tests done usually means adding headcount. Automated functional testing can speed up the testing process, provide more consistent results, and give one person the ability to manage the testing workload of five or more manual testers.
Dec 22, 2021   |  By Mike Sonders
If you're looking to scale up your manual software testing without hiring a whole team of in-house testers, there are several outsourced software testing services that use crowd testers to provide affordable results. Many of these providers look similar on the surface—most offer exploratory testing, some version of scripted testing, and claim to integrate into your team's workflow.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Mike Sonders
In software development, there’s almost nothing more stressful than a hotfix—when a customer reports a bug that’s so severe everyone stops what they’re doing (no matter what time of day) to fix the bug. Hotfixes interrupt workflows and seem to always happen at the worst times. Often, a series of hotfixes will drive software teams to ask themselves: why isn’t our QA team catching these, and how can we improve QA?
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Jan Grodowski
For teams following agile software development practices, regression testing is a must. Agile teams constantly make changes to live software that can introduce regressions (or, code changes that break the functionality of part of an app). Regression testing can keep teams from shipping critical bugs to production by confirming the most important parts of an app are still working every time new code is pushed.
Nov 4, 2021   |  By Mike Sonders
If you’re getting into software testing for the first time, or you’re looking to switch from manual to automated testing, a free tool can help you get started without any risk. Free test automation tools usually fall under three categories: Since free trials typically only last for a couple of weeks and often require a credit card to sign-up, we’ll be covering the other two categories so you can get started without budget approval.
Oct 27, 2021   |  By Sabrina Merchant
A test plan outlines the objectives, methods, organization, and success criteria for testing a specific feature of a web application or other software project. A good test plan contains all the information you need to write automated tests and will help direct your efforts so you don’t waste time creating unnecessary tests. Here is the test plan template we use with our clients.
Oct 12, 2021   |  By James Palmer
Both manual and automated testing have their place in the software development lifecycle. Understanding the pros and cons of each testing method — and the tools available for each — will help you find the most effective balance for your team.
Oct 7, 2021   |  By Maciej Gryka
An automated testing strategy answers the who, what, when, why, and how of software test automation. While automation can be used for many kinds of software testing, in this post, we’re going to focus on the steps you should take when developing a strategy for functional UI testing (also known as end-to-end testing). End-to-end testing simulates real user conditions to test the functionality of an application from the front-end user interface.

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