Smartphone Basics

First App | Steve Jobs | Google Play | App size | Did you know?

Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, all thanks to Apps. But where did it all started? Which was the first App ever? How big is the App industry? What was Steve Job’s role in shaping the ‘App Store’? Let’s look at some of the less-known facts about the booming App Industry!

Interview Q&A Testing Fundamentals

Simple yet Misunderstood. Smoke, Sanity, Retest & Regression Testing!

This topic may seem simple to many, but despite of hundreds of web articles – Smoke, Sanity, Retesting & Regression are the most misunderstood topics in Software Testing. There is enormous amount of literature on the subject, but most of them are confusing. The following article makes an attempt to address the confusion. Before understanding these terminologies, first & foremost you need to understand the concept of Software Build.

Requirement Analysis Testing Fundamentals

What is Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)? Your GPS for the QA journey!

How do you ensure test coverage? – One of the most common interview question. After all, client doesn’t want anything skipped in testing & then face the embarrassment of end-user failure in live application. What’s the basis for the Test coverage? Yeah! Requirements – functional, technical & non-functional – every single requirement needs to be tested. What if by mistake the Test team over-looked one of the requirement & didn’t write test cases for it? How will a Test Manager or Client come to know about it? ‘Requirement Traceability Matrix’!

Testing Fundamentals Types of Software Testing

Understanding different Types of Software QA Testing (part II)

Continuing on our previous articles – Comprehensive list of Software Testing Types | Agile, Acceptance, Beta & Ad-hoc are NOT the ‘Testing Types’ and Understanding different ‘Types of Software Testing’ (part I), let’s look at some other important Testing types. Before we proceed, reiterating the fact that please go through the basics “Attention! Get your facts clear before facing an interview!” to clarify most of the doubts about different Test terminologies.

Testing Fundamentals Types of Software Testing

Understanding different Types of QA Testing (part I)

Continuing on our previous article – Comprehensive list of Software Testing Types | Agile, Acceptance, Beta & Ad-hoc are NOT the ‘Testing Types’, let’s deep dive into the world of different Testing Types. (Hope you have gone through the basics “Attention! Get your facts clear before facing an interview!” to clarify most of the doubts about different Test terminologies.

Testing Fundamentals Types of Software Testing

Types of Software Testing | Agile is NOT a Testing Type

Types of Software Testing define the different aspects of the software which you are going to cover as part of your Test efforts, i.e. the objective. Will it be only Functional? Or are you going to measure the system performance as well? What about the database schema? What if the Banking application you are testing is secure or not? Will it work on Mobiles as well? There are numerous Testing Types one can opt for now-a-days, for e.g. Functional, Security, Performance, Compatibility Testing, Database Testing, etc.

Mobile Testing Testing Tools

Popularity counts | Top 11 Mobile Automation Testing tools

The web has seen a dramatic change over the past few years with mobile becoming a big part of the overall experience. Test automation is a key enabler for Agile software development and subsequently for continuous integration and delivery. Automated tests are very useful to test your app “while you sleep”. Many software companies are suddenly challenged with having to provide solid test automation for mobile with its two flavors of mobile web and native apps.

Industry Wisdom Interview Q&A

What’s the average QA Tester Salary | Are you being paid right?

First of all, the question ‘What’s the average salary of Software Test Engineer’ is like asking ‘What’s the average house rent in Bengaluru, India?’ You tell me…Can’t? Yeah! You need some more filters to arrive at the rent – the house type (whether it’s a 1BHK/2BHK/Villa/etc.), the locality, furnishing status, society amenities, etc. In the same way, the pay scale for Software Testing domain (in fact for any technology) varies depending on multiple factors.

Test Planning & Management Testing Fundamentals

Software Development Methodology | Simplified in Layman terms!

‘Methodology’ – means the same in Software Engineering as in English, a procedure. Yeah! You might be wondering then what’s all the fuss about it. Why so confusion. I too feel the same way. It’s just that too many methodologies have evolved since the inception of Software development & testing – different procedures applied to structure, plan & control the process (i.e. inception, requirement gathering, design, coding, testing & go-live).