An Internal Test Grid Solution vs. Third Party Cloud Services

Like many software testing service companies, we often subscribe to several of the leading cloud based infrastructure test automation services to meet our clients specific multiplatform/multi device regression testing requirements.  These solutions provide us with the ability to perform software testing using various scenarios and platforms while eliminating the investment in buying and maintaining actual equipment.

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Accelerating Software QA Automation ROI with Templates

It’s been a while since I started working in QA Automation.  I began  in 2007 and since that time I have been part of a variety of teams, with different methodologies and objectives that included some type of an automation initiative.  Of course they were all striving for more stable code and a more effective way to find and fix bugs – but they had something else in common: they all wanted to have the automation framework deployed as soon as possible.

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Innovation – by a QA team?

We often hear how innovation is now one of the key considerations to building and maintaining a successful business.   I don’t consider myself very creative, especially when it comes to designing and developing technical solutions.  So, it’s always rewarding (and impressive to me) when I see our team members innovate for their clients – taking an idea (based on need) through to developing a tangible solution, that generates actual tangible results. There is no doubt that necessity is still the mother of invention.

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WebdriverIO and Sauce Labs for Mobile Ecosystem

By: Daniel Guzman – GlobalNow Senior QA Automation Engineer

I previously shared my experience of integrating WebdriverIO and Sauce Labs for a new NodeJS web test framework. I’ve now implemented the same framework for the mobile portion of the project, and as promised in my last blog, below is a brief summary of my findings and experience:

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Using NodeJS with WebdriverIO as a test framework for automation

By: Daniel Guzman – GlobalNow Senior QA Automation Engineer

Whether you are a developer or the architect responsible for deciding the stack of tools and languages to build your functional test framework, the following may motivate you to write your UI automated framework in NodeJS with WebdriverIO – by outlining the benefits of using a full stack approach.

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Common Sense Tips for Talent Integration

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As a provider of Nearshore IT and QA services, we are often asked by prospects and others a very important question:

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Succeeding with Software Regression Testing – Top 4 Considerations

Quality Assurance Image for email campaignAs a provider of Software Development and QA services, we’re often asked: What is the best way to implement a high performance regression test solution?  We receive this question from clients who’ve asked us to improve their level of quality and also from associates that prefer to implement regression using internal resources.  So, I asked members of our QA team to share their perspective on the most important top four factors when considering a regression solution (these are applicable to both nearshore and internal initiatives).  This is what we came up with:

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Costa Rica – A Roadmap for Success?

Costa-RicaI was unable to attend this year’s Nearshore Americas Nexus event recently held in San Francisco, but I had a chance to watch a very informative presentation from former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, titled “Costa Rica wants to export talent, not people”. You can see it here on the Nearshore Americas site . It is great insight from the former President, regarding Costa Rica specifically and LATAM’s overall economic situation and position as a provider of innovative talent.  Of course, this is of special interest to GlobalNow, since we provide IT development and QA services from our Colombia and Costa Rica affiliates, but I believe President’s Chinchilla speech provides a possible road map on how societies can evolve to a high level of economic success.

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Using Geb/Groovy as Open Source Alternative to Stand-alone Selenium for Test Automation

Configuration of Geb automation environment using Spock, Groovy and IntelliJ for Dummies
By Alex Chaves – GlobalNow IT QA Manager

Introduction:

Selenium by far is one of most widely used tools to automate regression testing and other functional testing requirements; due to its perceived cost (it is open source) and inherent flexibility. To deploy an effective Selenium automation project, an intermediate or higher level of programming skill for a language such as JAVA is required to build and maintain the project over time.

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Remote Work Teams – Tools of the Trade

Philosophy PictureI’ve seen an uptick on articles promoting the benefits of remote work over the last week, including this good one from http://bit.ly/1LsnKYO Mike Elgan / CIO Insights.

The acceptance and use of remote workers is becoming more common throughout many industries, especially IT.   Meanwhile, IT Trends such as Agile and DevOps makes the need for successful collaboration even more important. These methods require even MORE effective teamwork, not less.  Since our company is in the business of providing both U.S. and Nearshore IT resources, we are accustomed to seeing the requirements, tools and impacts from remote team collaboration.

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