A general background and introduction to Software Testing. We go over the software development life cycle, tools to test your applications and software, methodologies, and more. New to application development and not sure where to begin with the ever-important testing phase? Had a few fiascoes due to a lack of test and now you’re ready to fix everything up? Then start Here!In this article we’ll delve into why it’s important to test, how you can use Pay4Bugs to save money on testing, goal-setting, testing methodologies, different types of testing such as white-box vs. black-box testing and manual vs. automated testing, milestones, regression testing, acceptance tests, and finally, goal testing.This introduction is just the beginning – the rest of the articles on this site also go into more detail when you decide what you’d like to know!
We discuss the Software Development Life Cycle and show you where to use the right tools to test your software applications (and web apps) and where to get help at the right time in the cycle. There are many different development life style philosophies, and we go over all of them. These include Code and Fix, the Waterfall method, the Modified Waterfall, Prototyping, the Spiral Model, and more.For instance, within the Waterfall method, we discuss System/Information Engineering and Modeling, Software Requirement Analysis, System Analysis and Design, Code Generation, Testing, and Maintenance. But no matter what method you use, we have a great, low-cost, testing solution for you.
Interview Questions and Answers for those looking for test jobs in the software field – Need to interview someone and don’t know where to start? Prepping for a software test interview? Read this.Some example questions that we’ll help you out with: What is a Traceability Matrix? If there are many bugs to be fixed, which should you resolve first? What’s the difference between re-testing and regression testing? What are the flaws in waterfall model and how to overcome it? What is the difference between Functional Testing and System Testing? What is the V-Model Development Method? What are the pre-requisites for white-box testing? What is the agile manifesto?If you can’t answer all of these questions, then jump on in and get ready! Have more? Feel free to submit them! We also can get you a testing job that does NOT require any interview questions though!
This is a summary of our favorite test tools that have saved us a LOT of time and money in software development via automation and outsourcing. Our favorite tool is Pay4Bugs, which is incredible once you’ve reached an alpha/beta state.This article also discusses some automated tools such as Canoo Webtest, Selenium, Watir, and Watin. Programmers should also have unit level testing to test subfunctions. You can use a Unit Test Framework (UTF) for this.
There is quite a number of books that aim to provide quality information on testing, or at the very least enlighten consumers about the real needs. Inside are some of the best-rated and highest-reviewed books. Our goal is to show you books that don’t pertain to specific technologies, but give you general information that can be applied to all technologies and languages.
Quality Assurance, or QA, is another word the evaluation of different portions of the software development life cycle and is used to minimize downtime, bugs, and mistakes, while keeping the bottom line – profitability – ate the forefront of any process. In this article, we discuss how we keep QA costs down while productivity stays high.With the rise of modernity and the global expansion of computer software, you no longer need to work in the IT field to understand the grave danger that viruses, malware, and other malicious software poses to your computer program. On the other hand, who hasn’t experienced a computer crash, in which the stored data is destroyed or corrupted?The rub of it is that most of us don’t see it coming, but we are left to deal with the consequences. Thankfully, we pledge to meet all your software maintenance and testing needs, serving as a one-stop shop for preventive and proactive measures for quality assurance.
Managers, especially those who control the money, don’t like to admit it, but new code needs to be thoroughly tested at every release. Regression testing is what you need to do before every new release. Sometimes, new code breaks the old code, and you don’t realize it until it’s too late.Many beginning programmers don’t do this type of testing because they think that everything remains static. Unfortunately, it does not. Subroutines and functions change. Input and output parameters change and get moved (they shouldn’t… but they do). And entire programs can come falling to their knees when new software breaks the old.So you have to constantly test, and that can be… constantly expensive. So we provide our solutions to regression testing.
This page contains a list of places to get certified for software testing, which is a requirement for some jobs / careers. Such places discussed are the ASTQB (an American branch of the ISTQB) and the International Institute for Testing (IIST). We, of course, have a place where you can find work without getting certification!
This page lists and explains the most popular software development and testing methodologies and techniques that are important to know when beginning to develop and test software.Such methodologies and techniques are the Agile Software Development, highlighted under the Agile Manifesto; cleanroom software engineering; Iterative Software Development; Rapid Application Development (RAD); Rational Unified Process (RUP); Spiral Software Development; Waterfall Software Development; XP (not the operating system); Scrum; V-Model; TDD; and Pay4Bugs.
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