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An Overview of SoapUI Testing Tool

SoapUI is a free open source, cross-platform API testing tool, mainly used to test Web services and Web APIs. The SoapUI testing tool’s functionality covers features like web service inspection, invoking, development, simulation, and mocking; and can automate functional, load, regression, and compliance testing. It has an inbuilt reporting tool and ‘export test results log’…

6 Mobile Test Automation Tools You Should Know About

The user’s threshold to faulty products has surely gone way below the desktop era, and advancement in technology has led to increasingly complex app functionalities putting tester’s job on the spot. On one hand, comprehensive testing solutions are required to ensure an error free end product, and on the other, time has become a scarce…

Microservices: The Trending Software Architecture – Part II

In our previous blog, Microservices: An Introduction, we provided a broad overview of the architectural composition of Microservices and talked about some of the benefits and challenges associated with it. In this conclusive part of the blog series, we will now discuss some of the key challenges associated with Microservices testing, and strategies to overcome…

Microservices: The Trending Software Architecture – Part I

Part 1- Microservices: An Introduction Microservices, though not a new concept, has recently attracted a lot of attention. Uber, Netflix, Google, and Amazon, among others, have adopted this as an architecture of choice. Let us delve deeper into the architectural composition of Microservices to understand what exactly it is, and understand the benefits and challenges…

7 Critical Software Testing Skills

Most software engineers join the workforce right after graduation. Historically, software test engineers have found themselves at the bottom of the pyramid– arguably so. Manual testers, especially, fail to acquire significant hardcore programming skills early in their careers. They normally do not get considerable latitude to learn these skills. At this point, and onward, many…

Exploratory Testing and Agility

The continued shift from the rigid Waterfall Model to the dynamic and fast-paced Agile approach reflects the way the software development industry is changing. And with highly competitive enterprising business environments becoming the reality, Agile is the way forward. The Agile approach definitely has its own set of merits. It endorses adaptive growth, frequent releases,…

The Art of Producing A Quality Bug Report

Whether we speak of manual or automated software testing, the goal of software QA is to minimize bugs. Bugs are an integral part of a software code, and in order to fix these bugs early on, they need to be identified and communicated clearly and well in time to the development teams. This is done…

Augmenting ROI en route QA Automation

In addition to higher efficiency and accuracy of the testing process, QA automation has often been associated with increased ROI via better speed, superior quality, reduced cost and optimal utilization of resources. However, automation cannot be applied indiscriminately. Being a strategic decision, it requires a fair amount of understanding as to what it can or…

Service Virtualization In Software Testing

The complexity of the current QA software testing market impels businesses to strive for quality software quickly and economically. DevOps and Agile workflows have made the software testing ride much smoother than the traditional practices by introducing automation and enabling superior communication, collaboration, and transparency. However, waiting on the dependent components can stymie even the…