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Growing Need of QA in FinTech Industry - BugRaptors

June 11 2019, 13:09pm

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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Latest Software Testing Trends 2019

May 22 2019, 12:37pm

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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According to the predictions, software testing trend will for sure be in full force in 2019 as well, and it has become evident to organizations that quality needs a seat at the table. 

As we have stepped into 2019, we should expect more milestones as several new software testing trends are being discovered. QC/QA must be hoping to take shape shortly. Considering all such facts, here are several 2019 software testing trends:

1. The Shift:- Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering

As of, Software testing world QC/QA has been the approach of choice.

Although, QC/QA is now an intricate field that comprehends a hand full of skills and technology.,

QA has yonder from its initial scope.

2. Levels of Test Automation Increase

The Principal among these adjustments is complementing automation testing with manual testing. The advancement we saw in 2018, Test automation without any doubts will have growth in 2019.

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Why Do Energy Industry Needs Software Testing Services?

May 8 2019, 12:10pm

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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At most opportunities provided by digital technologies are bringing in potential breaks, but facing tremendous challenges too. In recent years it has been seen that there is a significant shift in the energy sector.

The focus is on the consumers and their convenience, and specific attention to make the experience more powerful and intimate. Digital technologies have been dealing with challenges such as increasing operational costs, resource inadequacy, regulatory compliance, and reaching out to new geographical areas. Most of the Energy companies are trying to find new and innovative ways to deal with these loopholes, and updating/modernizing their business for delivering enhanced quality services.

Importance of QA in Utility and Energy sector:

Nowadays, almost all industries rely on data-driven decisions.

As far as utilities-based digital transformations are concerned, software testing and Quality Analyst plays a vital role in transforming utility products to acceptable end-user products.

Challenging Aspects of Testing For This Domain:

1. Integration services: It is a set of utilities, applications, designers, components, and services all wrapped up into one powerful software application suite.

2. Multi-channel interface: A system which is having multiple channels to communicate.

3. Data and Service orchestration: It signifies integrating two or more applications and services to automate a process, or synchronize data in real-time.

4. End-to-end workflows: It’s a flow which covers every stage in a particular process.

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Importance of ETL Testing For Your Business & Things To Consider While Hiring ETL Tester

April 26 2019, 10:43am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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ETL Testing – Definition

ETL testing is done to make sure that the data which is loaded from source to the destination after the business transformation is accurate. In this type of testing, information is verified at various stages between the source and target destination.

Importance of ETL Testing For Businesses

  • ETL testing assists in the procedure of verification, qualifying data and validation by avoiding information loss and duplicate records.
  • ETL testing confluences information from various resources and morphs the data into a format that can be effective. Additionally, this permits the operator to access the data with ease from one interface itself, further reducing the dependability on your IT Team.
  • Besides validating the information, ETL Testing assists to create, monitor, and affirm the migrated/integrated information, data profiling, the data sources, data quality and meets the standards of data transformation rules and Performance Acceptance Criteria.

Things To Look When You Are Hiring ETL Tester

  • To test and execute all the backend driven data
  • Create, design and implement test cases, test plans, and test harness
  • Approve requirements and design specifications
  • Identify the issues and provide solutions for potential problems
  • To test data being transferred and flat files.

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How Can Payment Gateway Testing Perform Better With Test Automation?

April 22 2019, 12:12pm

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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Digital Testing

Customer satisfaction is now measured online rather than a physical experience. User experience is on top most priority as numbers of products are already available in the market. If the customer doesn’t have rich experience, the attention will be diverted to the one with better performance. Digital Testing or QA testing, therefore, holds more significant than before.

Importance of Test Automation in the Digital Payment Process:

Most payment transactions occur through ATM cards as well as smartphones through UPI payments. It is of utmost importance that the user-interface and the application at hand are accessible and straightforward 24 by 7.   Testing of critical functionality of payment gateway needs to be tested periodically to ensure high-quality standards. Automation of tests is the best way to achieve the required level of testing. 

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Cucumber BDD Tool For Automation - BugRaptors

March 29 2019, 10:58am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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Cucumber: What is it?

Cucumber is an automation tool which is used to write tests for a web application. Using cucumber user can easily automate the functionalities and the format used is easily readable just like plain English.

Why was Cucumber Introduced?

Previously there was a lot of ambiguity, and there was a need to connect software development lifecycle. Thus, there was a requirement for some criteria that would convert the customer’s acceptance criteria into the testing process for actual development. The basic ideology was to upgrade the existing Test-Driven Development process to something that a non-technical person can understand easily. It combines the acceptance tests, the functional requirements, and the documentation into a single arrangement to make it easy to understand.

Benefits of using Cucumber:

The reasons why you should prefer Cucumber:

1. Code reuse

2. The world system

3. Basic form of documentation

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IoT Testing : Why To Test IoT and its Challenges?

March 26 2019, 11:17am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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IoT has great importance nowadays as we can collect information from a different platform and share the same across the internet which is processed for different purposes. IoT provides real-time information which was not approachable earlier.

IoT Testing

There is a great demand to access, create, use and share data from any device. It’s the main reason is to provide greater insight and control, over various interconnected IoT devices. That is why the IoT testing framework is essential.

Challenges of IoT Testing?

1. Test Data- To get the obtain test data among different systems, organization among multiple teams and Substantial effort is required.

2. Test Environment- It is not easy to replicate the environment required for IoT testing and demands too much effort and expense.

3. Sensor quality and accuracy- Gadget or Device under test may not be of good quality or have the correct accuracy needed for testing.

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Use of DevOps in Software Testing

February 28 2019, 12:28pm

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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Why To Use DevOps?

Although there are not much differences between Agile and DevOps Testing, people working with Agile find DevOps familiar to work with. While Agile conventions are implemented successfully in the development & QA iterations, it works differently on the operations side. With the help of DevOps this gap is amended.

How using DevOps will Change the Quality of your Software?

In DevOps speed and agility is the basics for DevOps and for this we automate all the testing processes. Simultaneously, when development is completed in the QA environment, all the processes are configured to run them automatically. There are different types of tools used for automation and continuous integration tools for integration.

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Monkey Manual Testing - Why We Do Monkey Testing?

February 22 2019, 10:05am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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Monkey testing is a type of technique in software testing where users test the software by providing frequent and random inputs to check the behavior of an application.

Now, consider a scenario where a monkey is given a computer system with the keyboard. We are not expecting the Monkey to use the system as a software professional in this condition. Monkey will start hitting the keyboard keys many numbers of times and may input any combination of characters without knowing the correct input which should be given to the system application. Testers also perform monkey testing in the same way without any specific plan.

While doing a monkey testing similar task is executed by the tester. Manual testers gets the power with this technique for testing and boosting the application in their own style, by providing invalid inputs to the system which may be very large or may contain special symbols or characters and any such combinations which may crashes the system, so as to make the application more robust and stable for future.

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Winium - A Desktop Application Automation Tool

February 12 2019, 10:10am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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What’s New About his Desktop Automation Tool ?

There are multiple tools available in the market for automation of desktop applications. One of the open source tool that is successfully running in market is Winium. First of all, let’s discuss the meaning of Winium; Win + Selenium = Winium. It is a proper selenium based automation framework for window desktop application. Winium is compatible with many programming languages for example java, objective – C, JavaScript with Node.JS, PHP, Python, Ruby, C#.

Winium supports:
  • Windows Desktop (WPF, WinForms) Apps
  • Windows Store or Universal Apps for Windows Phone
  • Windows Phone Silverlight Apps

Another reason in support of Winium is that it is similar to Selenium and is open source tool. 

Why We Need This?

There are many automation tools available in the market for website automation or for mobile apps automation tool i.e. selenium with any browser like Chrome, Firefox etc. Selenium is for web applications and Appium is for Android/iOS applications.  Though there are other types of application available as well like desktop apps. 

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