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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 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 via…

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 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 best…

Agile Scrumban – Built on the Fabric of Scrum and Kanban

Scrumban, a hybrid of Scrum and Kanban flavors of Agile, offers the best of both worlds. Scrumban ensures that a highly versatile workflow management is achieved by integrating the flexibility and visualization of Kanban into the structure of Scrum. Scrumban thus offers a middle ground to the Scrum’s structure overhaul, and Kanban’s unstructured approach –…

What is Scrum, and Why You Should Adopt It

Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka introduced the term ‘Scrum’ in the context of product development in their article, ‘The New New Product Development Game’. By definition, Scrum is a project development framework that highlights teamwork, collective accountability, transparency and iterative progress towards a defined goal. In the contemporary competitive environment, stakeholders are vying for speed…

Exploring the Business Value of QA

Transformative technologies are disrupting businesses as usual. Companies that fail to adapt and transform are likely to go out of business soon. Changes in regulatory policies and the technology landscape, globalization, rapidly evolving business needs, and dynamic customer demands have all necessitated the inclusion of robust testing programs across the application development ecosystem. As such,…

Cloud Computing- Part II

This is a two-part series: Part 1: Cloud Computing: An Overview Part 2: Cloud Computing: Testing in the Cloud Cloud Computing- Testing in the Cloud In our last blog, we observed delivery models or components of Cloud that offer ‘as a service’ capabilities. This is based on resource sharing ideology, whereby allocation and availability of…

Cloud Computing- Part I

This is a two-part series: Part 1: Cloud Computing: An Overview Part 2: Cloud Computing: Testing in the Cloud Cloud Computing: An Overview Cloud Computing has opened up new avenues for the testing world, especially when business applications are growing in complexity, making it no longer feasible to build and maintain capital intensive in-house testing…