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A Journey to the IoT World- I

This is a three part series Part 1: An Introduction to IoT Part 2: Testing Challenges in an IoT Framework Part 3: Managing the IoT Storm- Probable Solutions to the Testing Ordeals An Introduction to IoT With lots of noise around the word, IoT or Internet of Things is increasingly becoming the talk of the…

Accelerating Mobile App Testing by Overcoming Fragmentation

Accelerating Mobile App Testing by Overcoming Fragmentation

Maintaining quality of mobile apps under the current market dynamics is a challenging task. With numerous OS, multiple platform versions, networks, and hardware, the mobile market is highly unpredictable and fragmented. Multitude of permutations and combinations of android devices in addition to multiple iOS operating systems and screen sizes clutter the marketplace. In such a…

Enhance Mobile App Performance Through Effective Network Impact Testing

Mobile Applications, with their increasing demand and popularity, have become invincible for the facilitation of online business activities, social networking, financial transactions, and so on. This calls for a superior and uninterrupted user experience. However, due to wireless network heterogeneity, diverse device characteristics, user-mobility, network sharing, and unremitting increase in data traffic; a common concern…

Optimizing Mobile Conversions with Usability Testing

With mobile traffic increasing incessantly, it is imperative to understand the reasons behind the lower level of actual mobile conversions. Monetate data reflects that desktop still controls the online shopping orb. In the year 2016, mobile traffic to eCommerce websites was around 52.3% in Q3, while Smartphone conversion rates stayed close to 1.3% as compared…

Testing Strategies And Tactics for Mobile Applications

Testing Strategies And Tactics for Mobile Applications

Testing Mobile Applications is a challenging and time-consuming task critical for ascertaining a superior customer experience. With an array of devices and networks available in the market to access mobile or website applications, it is impracticable to test the complete range of mobile apps on the real devices with the corresponding operating system versions, in…

Executing Test Automation In A Project

Executing Test Automation In A Project

In the current scenario, Quality Assurance (QA) through automation is one of the most critical of elements in the entire software development life cycle. Nevertheless, when applying QA automation in a project, it is imperative to ensure that the prerequisites for software automation testing are in place before proceeding further.  Automation QA could prove to…

Testing Center of Excellence- The Face of The Future

Testing Center of Excellence – The Face of The Future

Fierce competition, technology innovations, and complex business demands have necessitated for organizations to make rapid and well informed decisions, complemented by superior product quality, enhanced productivity, and operational effectiveness. To imbibe these elements into software testing, organizations are progressively turning towards centralized software testing practices. Development of a TCoE (Testing Center of Excellence) is an…

Agile Testing Days

QA Automation, Agile And Onshore/Offshore Engagements

Agile methodologies first developed in the mid 1990s in response to the traditional inflexible, indolent, and inconsistent Waterfall model that failed to deliver in the increasingly dynamic environments. Agile, with its receptivity to change coupled with Continuous Delivery (CD) of the business value created a paradigm shift in the software development history. At Astegic, Agile…

Testing in Agile Environment

Testing in an Agile Environment

Agile has swiftly surpassed the dimensions of the traditional software development life cycle approach (SDLC), and the waterfall model appears to be winded. Quick turnaround time, faster development, better teamwork, reduced costs, along with assurance of a quality application, are the cornerstones of agile. The features of an agile environment may be summarized as follows:…