What’s the Difference Between Functional and Nonfunctional Testing?

One common question in any tester’s education is aimed at understanding the difference between functional and nonfunctional testing. Let’s start by asking what is functional testing? Functional testing verifies that…

How to Get Internal and External QAs Working Together Smoothly

External QA resources aren’t meant to replace internal QAs, but rather serve as a way to expand a team’s capabilities. Last week, Kristi Kaljurand, Testlio’s Senior QA Team Lead, and…

When to Hire Internal QAs and When to Seek External Resources

Quality assurance can be successfully handled in house and out of house. But how do you know which is the right move for your organization, and at what time? Today,

How to Overcome Challenges with API Testing

API testing is a necessity for many apps today. Web servers, messaging queues, calls between different apps—all of these functions can make up the “logic tier” of testing, where mult…

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Let’s Talk About Automated Regression Testing

What is regression testing? Before we dive into regression testing, let’s first understand what a regression is. A software regression is any unwanted change that occurs from code changes. A…

How to Recruit Exceptional QA Testers

The testing profession has no set college degree, career path or standard for skillsets, so how do you go about finding exceptional QAs? From innovative concepts like agile hiring and…

Fail Forward: The Secret to Succeeding with Weekly Releases

Releasing on a weekly basis no matter what is not an easy adjustment for most organizations to make. Even very small startups can become blocked and then stretch out their…

You Plus Initiative Minus Ego Equals an Unstoppable Career in Tech

Not all industries are created equally, which is why not all generic career advice applies. The tech industry is incredibly fast-moving, largely unpredictable, and an unexpected breeding ground for household…

Fireside Chat: Testlio CEO Talks QA, DevOps and Acompli with Kevin Henrikson

Testlio CEO Kristel Kruustük recently sat down with Partner Director of Engineering at Microsoft Kevin Henrikson at an informal and well-attended fireside chat. It was so popular, in fact, that…

How to Be an Advocate for Software Quality

QA’s responsibility is to help ship the best product within the time, budget and other constraints defined by the business—not to seek needlessly costly and time-consuming perfection. Not to demand…

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