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Scaled Agile Framework Approach – An Overview

What is Scaled Agile Framework? Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe is a freely available interactive knowledge base that reflects the latest in Lean-Agile practices offering enhanced user experience, improved productivity, accelerated time-to-market and better quality. SAFe empowers complex organizations to achieve the benefits of Lean-Agile software and systems development at scale. Some other popular scaling…

CI- Best Tools, Techniques, and Benefits

Presently, to deliver a great software, software operations need to be optimized for efficiency, speed, quality, and reliability. To keep up with the incessant demands posed by these dynamic environments, software development process has moved from the sluggish Waterfall approach to fast-paced Agile methodologies. Modern development practices like Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery…

6 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Testers and Developers

Old school testers can testify how the adoption of Agile and DevOps philosophies have completely redefined software testing and development practices. In the Waterfall approach, working sequentially in silos did not require testers and developers to be on the same platform to interact or collaborate. The overall process was slow, and gradual up-skilling was a…

Strategies for Efficient Mobile Apps Testing Projects

The tech industry is getting bigger, better, smarter and faster than ever before, making it trickier for organizations to craft flawless, commercially viable mobile apps. A variety of OS versions, multiple platforms, networks, devices, testing tools and frameworks, all lead to chaos and mayhem making software testers’ jobs quite challenging. The complexity amplifies particularly with…

Building an Effective Cloud Performance Testing Strategy

Cloud Computing has been there for a long time. However, in the span of last few years, it has evolved into a rapidly growing sector with an ability to handle large volumes of data in an impeccable manner, while ensuring enhanced performance. Cloud Computing market is projected to reach $411b by 2020, and Gartner predicts the…

Shift-Left Testing for Enhancing Software Quality

Agile and DevOps have changed the traditional ways of software development and software QA testing approaches by making the process continuous — continuous testing, continuous development, and continuous deployment. This implies that software testing is no longer an isolated activity that begins post-development; rather it occurs on a continuous basis, right from inception – the…

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The Spirit of Agility

Agility refers to the ability to quickly adapt and respond to the changing business environments and evolving market needs. In the current software development and software testing domain, the word ‘Agile’ acts as an umbrella term encompassing several agile methodologies and processes like Extreme Programming, Lean, Feature Driven Development, Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban and more. The Need…

Crowdsourced Testing – A Smart Approach to Software Testing

The genesis of the term ‘Crowdsourcing’ can be traced back to the year 2005. Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson, editors at Wired, used the word to describe how businesses were using the Internet to outsource work to the crowd. Crowdsourced Testing (CT) brings together the benefits, efficacy, and competence of Crowdsourcing and the Cloud platform,…

The Cost of Defects in Software Testing

Though we are all fallible, but in the software testing industry, the implications of a single defect can be colossal. The costs of finding and fixing defects rise noticeably as we proceed further in the software development lifecycle. A research by IBM validates the same. If an error is detected in the requirement specifications stage,…