Exploratory testing, is all about discovery, investigation and learning. It’s like Machine learning, in concept. It empathizes on learning and adaptability. While the software is being tested, the tester learns things that together with experience and creativity generates new good tests to run. It emphasizes on personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester. Exploratory testing is done without any specific plans and schedules. Test cases are not created in advance but testers check system on the fly. They may note down ideas about what to test before test execution. The focus of exploratory testing is more on testing as a “thinking” activity.
Recently I am observing a rise of API Testing in the Job descriptions. I once did Web Services testing using SOAP UI testing tool, i.e. verifying the XML request-response. Thought it would be a good time to refresh the concepts. Anyways it was on my list since I started STS. When we look at the Software Testing trends, API testing is rising in priority & relevance. Let’s deep dive into the world of API Testing…
Unless you took a refugee or voluntary retirement or moved to Himalayas, you must be aware of the ‘Virtualization’ and ‘Cloud Computing’ concept. Cloud computing has passed through the stage of hype to become a reality of modern enterprise infrastructure. Every other Tech giant has its cloud offerings, be it Amazon, Google, HPE, IBM, Microsoft or Salesforce. And how did it impact the Testing landscape? Yeah! Every big innovation in the technology space has its parallel influence on the Test processes & techniques. In no time testing evangelists started exploring the Clouds and came up with new Test approaches suited for the Cloud. Cloud Testing started trending in the town and I too jumped into this bandwagon. Yes, recently I have been working on a Salesforce Marketing Cloud project and OMG! Cloud Testing is so different..!
The concept has been around from a long time. The most famous example of Crowd Sourcing is “Wikipedia”. Wikipedia, the most comprehensive encyclopedia is the result of the information created by writers and editors from the crowd. The various Bug Bounty programs run by Tech giants is a wonderful practical application of crowdsourced testing which reward researchers and software hobbyists for finding software bugs. Beta testing (many apps have beta versions available in play store / app store including WhatsApp Beta program) is also a form of crowdsourced testing where a set of end-users can access the application & provide their feedback.
Most of us have had an argument with friends or colleagues about which route is fastest from home to office or vice-versa. How’d you settle that bet? Yeah! Test it out. Leave the same place at the exact same time, via separate routes, and find out whose way is the best. Hope you got a brief idea about AB testing 😉 which is used by today’s designers & marketers to gain insight into visitor behavior and to increase conversion rate. Though one of the easiest and most effective technique for optimization, A/B testing is still not as common as Internet marketing subjects as SEO, Web analytics and usability. People just aren’t as aware of it. Let’s explore more about AB Testing.
I first heard the term ‘Monkey Testing’ from a developer when I was 1 year old in IT industry. The developer was quite friendly & wasn’t confident enough about his code – “Hey, let’s do some Monkey Testing” he said. He sat with me and that was my first experience with practical Monkey Testing. Yeah! The name sounds funny, but this technique surely works (if you know the impacted areas). In this article let’s explore ‘Monkey Testing’ in detail.
As we know, a company is a collaboration of multiple departments handling different business and technical aspects – e.g. resourcing, sales, finance, HR, admin, etc. Each department has its own set of applications, tools and DATA, i.e. separate database with department-specific technology & schema. Now say the business team wants to analyze data from different […]
As more applications move towards Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), it is imperative to at least know the basics of SOA Testing. To start with – Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a way of designing, developing, deploying, and managing enterprise systems where business needs and technical solutions are closely aligned. Let’s look at it closely…
Continuing on our tryst with Bollywood’s Karan-Arjun, let’s read about some more important duos in the field of Software Testing!
Similar to Bollywood’s Karan-Arjun Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, in Software Testing too we have multiple important duos. Let’s have a look.
It’s difficult to replicate every possible configuration & test query that could occur when many users try the App – Beta testing apps comes to a rescue!
Regression testing, one of the most important yet neglected Testing type. Why? Because we are bored of it. Why bored? Because we do it incorrectly or don’t follow the best practices. Most of the time it results into wasted efforts – repeated testing without any qualitative results. Have you ever tried to revamp your regression approach? Or to actually work on the challenges faced?
Once upon a time we had a finicky client manager with no understanding of testing logic. He just wanted us [a team of 4] to execute thousands of test cases in a week, that too maintaining quality. Is it possible in any real-world? No, right? There was a tiff between the Test Manager and Client Manager and that’s when I got the real-time exposure to Risk-based Testing, a win-win idea!
Mobile emulators are powerful tools for developing mobile applications and are widely used for both manual and automated mobile application testing.