Usability

Usability in general Usability is the ease of use for everything, especially websites (well, not especially, it’s just that we will be speaking of this aspect in this post, plus this way it sounds cooler). No matter if we are talking mobile usability testing or website usability testing or whatever else we may be sure of one thing only. It has to be tested hard and good. Internet is a place where lots of magic may happen. It is overfilled with fantastic, entertaining, educating, and health-serving or any other stuff-helping sites. Some are popular, some are not. The competition here is huge and you are risking of becoming unwanted with every new website release. How to avoid such a happening? […]

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ecommerce

Testing e-commerce sites is one of the most difficult website testing services. A lot of pressure is put to them as on something related to money and appropriate data. Are there any things now e-commerce site may skip while being under test? Not at all. Especially not the following: Security of data and all the transfers is your number one priority and pen testing is your guideline through the entire project and all the following steps. You’ve made a change? Test it and test it hard. Everybody loves changes. Whether the color is looking better this way, or the new service has appeared and you wish everybody to focus on it, whatever. There are multiple reasons, due to which you […]

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hipster-robot1

Planning, planning and more planning Lots of questions are usually asked about automation, its bonuses and abilities, etc. That is indeed an interesting topic that requires something more than a mere blog post. It’s just impossible to fit in all the answers into something that is containing less than several thousand pages of boring yet meaningful words and letters. Let’s just try and understand whether we need automation anyway, what’s it good for and how to apply it properly. We will be doing some preparations before the preparations for testing. Why should I even bother automating? You shouldn’t, unless the activity is of profit to you, your team, your project and your company. Unlike many managers believe it is not […]

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Android-warez

The Android’s recent position in the market of mobile operating systems is really unassailable. Presently some estimate its global smartphone share at almost 90 percent. Similarly, most analysts foresee Android to be dominant in mobile in a few years, much like Windows was once dominant in desktop PCs. And Google, with it multiple advertisers, vendors and application marketplaces, is sure to benefit from that greatly. However, there’s not the only similarity Android bears to Windows in this respect. The latest research suggests that over 95 percent of the world’s mobile malware in 2013 targeted Android devices and that is some 15 percent more than the year before. Even worse is that the malware signatures’ total number is on the rapid […]

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Black Box Testing Like A Boss

Posted in Functional Testing, September 24, 2014

Black box

What’s in the Black Box? Black Box Testing aka Functional Testing aka Opaque testing aka Closed Box Testing aka Behavioral Testing is a strategy of many names. The key thing to remember here is that it is a strategy and not some type of testing. You will not require any actual knowledge of everything that is outside the box like the internal code or design. Every testing type of this strategy is serving the requirements and functionality goals rather than the system itself. What are you going to do when Black Box Testing? You will be selecting some fitting data and you will be testing it against all kinds of functional requirements and specifications. Thus you will have some data […]

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happy-meme

I’m no Superman Everybody has a set of personal skills. A wide set indeed. The same is with testing. Years of experience and education are highly important, yes but if you are a pro tester and you’ve been doing some functional testing for like an eternity from now do you have the necessary skills to perform any other testing, let’s say data testing? It’s the same as if you were driving a nice Dodge Challenger for your entire life and you now you are to drive a Prius. Sure you will be able to drive it for some time but will you be able to fix the engine and electronics of a Prius after all that mechanical Challenger experience? Doubtful. […]

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Little-Pony

Good old Units Unit testing is getting bigger with software testing by the day. More followers are willing to have some Units under Test of their own? Why is everybody losing their minds here? Because unit tests prove to work and they are doing quite better than the things elder procedures of testing were used to. Unit Testing is great with all kinds of software development whether it is mobile software development or Desktop or whatever other piece of combined code with various purposes. Despite all the fame and glory of Unit Testing there actually are companies that are not too great with them as well as with automation hence they are swell in different fields. Yet if you’ve actually […]

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hackers

Who is a hacker? When anybody’s asked to picture and describe what’s coming into his mind when hearing this word that particular anybody would probably describe some young man in a hoodie with massive coding skills and an equal to genius IQ level. A young man sitting in some basement-like flat surrounded with multiple computers and parts that is lurking around tons of code in a desperate thirst for vulnerabilities of governmental resources. When this description is what Hollywood is constantly showing us it is as far from reality as a NY cop shooting down helicopters with cars straight in the middle of a panicking city. Yet, on the other hand, massive cyber-attacks are as real as the screen of […]

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Homer

It may happen you’ve applied for job online and sent your CV to many testing service corporations repeatedly but aren’t even getting any calls for interview. Or you’ve attended a few interviews already but not received  a job offer from any of them, let alone from a large testing service corporation. Have you tried to seriously think about why this happens so often and why there is still no company to give you a start in a software testing career. The reasons behind this situation can be different. Let’s see what exactly holds you back from your dream job. Hopefully, after reading these you’ll be able to answer those questions by yourself. Main Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting That Job: […]

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banana-zen

Hello my fellow angry men. Today we will be learning Zen. Relax, I’m just kidding, nobody was ever learning Zen seriously. Even the Buddhist monks are experiencing some anger issues. It’s just about how you deal with it. So how does one become like the flower in the wind or a leaf in somewhere else or whatever those wise old guys are saying in all those ninja movies? The Issue Remember all those irritating things that are making you burst out with righteous wrath on a daily basis? I mean those truly vicious and evil activities of somebody tapping their keyboard in a loud and selfish way, a broken pencil or, God save us, the office ran out of coffee […]

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