Building a Quality Software Testing Framework

Software TestingThe complexity of software testing has certainly kept pace with the complexity of software development. And the cost of not finding issues early in the lifecycle has never been more expensive, given the need for any consumer or business application to be available and perform consistently and specifically across a variety of browsers as well as mobile and tablet platforms. Add in the entertainment devices supporting OTT, IPTV and gaming, and software quality assurance is a daunting task for the person owning that challenge.

 

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Digital Convergence: Are We There Yet?

ProjectTraditional marketing continues to be transformed and converge with digital marketing, presenting the challenge for brands of how to effectively capture, measure, integrate and deliver on their promises. Digital convergence fuses telecom IT, media, electronics, services and more into the way we communicate, market, sell and otherwise exchange products, services and ideas. It isn’t new, but it is still evolving and drives questions about what’s next.

 

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Requirements Traceability: Test Cases and their Relationship with Use Cases

I have found that it is difficult to describe the full purpose of test cases without explaining their linkage to use cases. Test cases typically rely on use cases to help ensure that the system functionality delivered accurately represent the actual features requested by the business. Per Wiki – In software development, the term traceability (or Requirements Traceability) refers to the ability to link product requirements back to stakeholders’ rationales and forward to corresponding design artifacts, code, and test cases.

 

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Reasons You Need Automated Cross-Platform Testing: Quality, Speed and Solid ROI

Cross-Platform TestingAn ongoing quality assurance strategy, along with other proven test approaches and techniques, helps ensure best in class software. A reliable automated test strategy has always been central to quality software development, but now most applications span so many different platforms, it makes cross-platform testing more important than ever.

 

Full spectrum automated cross-platform testing will quickly identify any back-end issues or bugs so they can be fixed, no matter what you’re testing: from a large-scale web app across various different desktop and mobile browsers, or native iOS and Android apps on many different devices.

 

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Cross Platform Testing: Challenges & Solutions

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-team-designers-working-together-laptop-business-project-image33394896With the flood of multiple devices pouring into the market – tablets, smartphones, set top gateways, gaming consoles – there is rapid-fire demand for more efficient, cost effective software testing across multiple operating systems, including Windows, iOS, Mac, Android, Linux and more. Manual testing across multiple platforms and devices due to fragmentation and redundancy can be time consuming and challenging. And because of the lack of cross consistent teams and best practices, product quality suffers and cost escalates.

 

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Improving User Experience through a Chromecast Application

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-3d-man-relaxing-watching-tv-studio-render-image14251200If you are in the content creation, entertainment or even advertising industries you have probably been following the development of Google’s Chromecast product over the last nine months. With Chromecast, users can enjoy a variety of entertainment delivered to their HDTV from their mobile and other devices.

 

Since Google opened the SDK to all developers on February 3, 2014, companies can now develop Chromecast applications to ensure their programming and content are available to their customer base through this TV option. In effect, it is a wireless gateway to video, music, photos and applications that makes your television the center of the Internet experience.

 

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Things to Know About Software Testing

Software TestingSoftware testing methods and trends that reflect the thought leadership of the Q/A industry is essential to our philosophy and understanding of best practices. Here are some keepers we’d like to share.

 

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Riding the SaaS Wave – Exploring Software as a Service Options

By Bob FosterThe Wave of Software as a Service
 

Innovation from SaaS offerings is not only obvious from newer companies such as Salesforce.com, Netsuite, SalesFusion, Jesubi and others. It’s interesting to me to see the approach the large traditional ERP companies are taking to leveraging the cloud and Software as a Service to further grow their revenues and penetrate new markets. Oracle, SAP and others have spent a significant amount to “build out” their SaaS portfolio; with their integration partners now realizing benefits by building a quality practice around these services.

 

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