How to Accelerate Your Test Execution

Development teams are constantly feeling the pressure to deliver software faster without compromising quality. With the growing popularity of agile methods, it’s becoming easier to balance the two. It’s vital,

The Truth Behind Unlimited Cycles

Everyone agrees that quality is an important part of software development. And a bad user experience is more likely to weaken brand loyalty than ever before. In fact, 73 percent…

4 Simplified Tips for Getting Started with Automated Testing

Thorough testing is crucial to the success of a software product. If your software doesn’t work properly, most people aren’t going to use it… at least not for long. While SQA…

The Top Black Box Testing Techniques

Ready to refresh your knowledge of the top testing techniques? Black box testing refers to a whole treasure trove of software testing techniques that help us achieve excellent test coverag…

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. Functional testing verifies that features work according to requirements, whereas nonfunctional testing…

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…

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…

How mobile developers can avoid the app store graveyard

The quality industry has changed a lot in the six years I’ve worked with mobile engineering managers and VPs. I went from telling mobile engineering executives why they needed to…

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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…

Video: What is QA, exactly?

Hey everyone — it’s time for the latest installment of my video blog, Kristel Answers. This week I’m tackling a question I get asked a lot: What is quality and…