As the world moves towards digital economy, the path way is littered with failures that could have been avoided if the software is tested earlier. Be it hackers targeting the debit cards or an error in a thermostat app keeps residences hot — the underlining reason is a glitch in software. It is very important to thoroughly test the software before it goes into the hands of our customers. Failure to abide by this contract can not only result in financial losses, but also negatively impacts our company's reputation, brand and business. With social media more often than not focusing on the negativity — our companies may also face user migration.Continue reading “Automating Functional Tests”
We discussed about benefits of test automation. We also looked at some best practices when automating tests. One of the major criteria that has an effect on the schedule and effort of an automation project is Selecting Tests. There are a lot of things that need to be weighed-in while selecting tests for automation.Continue reading “Selecting Tests to Automate”
Even with lots of efforts by our development teams, we often find that bugs creep-in into our released products. Our test teams try to find them and development teams try to fix them before our products reach customer's hands. Yet, we find that, even with best of our efforts, new bugs land up in our products and old bugs resurface.
Test automation is not a panacea. However, it adds another tool to our arsenal to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our testing processes. Test automation can also help in reducing the recurring bugs (regressions) and increase the coverage of our tests.Continue reading “7 Reasons why we should automate tests”
The Jalian Systems team announces the release of Marathon and MarathonITE Version 126.96.36.199. This release contains bug fixes and updates. MarathonITE Version 188.8.131.52 is free to all Jalian Systems customers with a valid Maintenance contract. Marathon, ofcourse, is opensource and you can download the latest version from the Sourceforge website.
The following updates are included in this release.Continue reading “Marathon and Marathonite 184.108.40.206”
A new release (V5.1) of Marathon and MarathonITE are available.
With this release we squashed some bugs, modified some features and added some. You can look at details in the ChangeLog in the distribution.Continue reading “Marathon and MarathonITE V220.127.116.11″
A team that tests together, stays together
A Testing project is complex and requires a team that is diverse and proactive. Just like how a team-sport requires team spirit and players who work together, testing also needs to be done by a team of people who work well together. Like we mentioned in , a tester is only as efficient as the team.
The best way to ensure the team works together is, to make every team member aware of what needs to get done and who will take the lead on each task. It is important to define and document the roles and responsibilities of the test-team members.
“Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail” – Winston Churchill
Application testing must always begin with a little planning. In the article, 5 Ways to improve your Testing Skills we discussed the steps that can help you improve your application Testing. Today, let’s take a closer look at what “Planning a Test Strategy” entails.Continue reading “Plan your Test Strategy”