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Model Based Testing and Behavior-Driven Development

White Paper: CA Technologies

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) seeks to foster collaboration between the business and IT, inspired by the notion of a ‘ubiquitous language’, taken over from Domain Driven Development. As modern organizations rely increasingly on software that can provide value to its customers, IT teams are required to deliver fully tested software that delivers on changing business needs, faster, and for less. This whitepaper provides insights on how behavior driven requirements can be accurately formulated so that they can be successfully implemented in development. It examines how these core principles of fostering collaboration and clarity between the business and IT can be best implemented during the development lifecycle. This whitepaper highlights: Incompleteness in Behavior-Driven Requirements Model Based Testing and BDD Flowchart Modeling as a Part of BDD Quickly and Easily Respond to Change

A.I. for Risk Based Testing and Production Driven Test Coverage

White Paper: QualiTest Group

Analyzing large amounts of production data by actual users is a very good risk-based approach to testing highly complex systems based on what users actually do instead of all of the theoretical permutations of what a system may need to support. Is software testing capable of employing A.I. approaches, or will human software testers soon be bested by computers as well? This white paper highlights one specific approach that is driven by analyzing large amounts of production data that describes actual usage by real users through the data taken behind them. It discusses: How A.I. can help the 5 basic sources of test coverage Different ways in which A.I. in testing can also be used Risk-Based Testing-Which test cases are most important and most likely to encounter failure, and how do you limit the count?

Creating Tests with AscentialTest

White Paper: Zeenyx Software

Earlier creating a test was as easy as navigating through the application under test (AUT), but testing groups quickly discovered that the tests were of no use once the target application changed. Organizations can significantly reduce the duration of testing cycles by adopting the step-based approach to build manual and automated tests. This whitepaper provides insights on how AscentialTest automatically generates the test framework, enabling domain experts to design and create automated tests that are ready to execute without recording or scripting. It highlights: Step-based approach: Next evolution in test development Building Steps with AscentialTest Action types that are standard to the step-based approach Different ways to access test data from within steps and tests

Automating Point of Sale Testing

White Paper: Zeenyx Software

Vendors of Point of Sale (POS) software, system integrators and retailers who develop or customize packaged solutions should make implementing test automation a priority in their testing organizations. Effective test automation for POS software can be developed quickly and efficiently using predefined templates and reusable steps. This whitepaper provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, components and techniques necessary for automating the testing of a POS system using AscentialTest. It also highlights: Different components of the test framework that address the parts of POS How to get the most benefit from automated testing How to promote reuse of test cases across localized POS systems Descriptions of a small sample of steps for the cash register GUI

AGILE TESTING:Insight from the Next Generation Testing roundtable on Agile Testing

White Paper: Nisum

Agile testing and development is growing in popularity and smart QA/testing teams keep pace with current development trends. Implementing Test Automation in Agile Environments is quite challenging in the present scenario. This whitepaper is based on a round table discussion on Agile Testing. It discusses about maintaining and reviewing automated tests in agile Environments and different agile testing methodologies. Key Takeaways from this whitepaper: Enterprise Agile: How can you manage a project that has multiple Agile delivery teams? Test Automation in Agile: How can you get valuable tests automated during a sprint? Test Estimation: How can developers and testers effectively estimate one another’s’ stories? Test Management: Role of the Test Manager in Agile

Transforming to a New Age of Software Testing

White Paper: Conformiq

In the new age of software testing, it is advisable to start test automation through all the transformational capabilities parallel to development. Test Automation is transforming the testing process from the inside using unprecedented state-of-the-art technology. This whitepaper provides comprehensive insights on the emerging software testing trends. In the new age, software testing is not just about automating test design, or any other single part of the testing process. Instead, it’s about automating how the tests are derived and designed in the first place, as well as how tests are managed and executed. It covers: Real-world needs from software testing in the new age: Increased productivity, optimized coverage, Integrated test flow, Test automation, Reusability. Advantages of test automation frameworks and highly-used test automation framework types Why testing at the speed of development is becoming extremely crucial Custom keyword automation for external testing frameworks and test automation tools

Mobile Labs:Jump Start a Mobile Testing Lab

White Paper: Mobile Labs

Guide to Mobile Labs :Jump Start your Mobile Device Testing Lab and make sure your testing plans meet your business goals Starting a mobile lab and Initiating a testing program for enterprise mobile apps can look like an impenetrable wall. Mobility presents new challenges that, once understood, do have logical solutions.  The most successful mobile enterprises manage to retain the traditional goals of QA testing, while incorporating new requirements brought forth by mobile labs, and solving new challenges that mobility imposes on workflows, devices, developers, testers, and users alike. In this white paper you will learn how to jump start your mobile testing lab with eleven key characteristics of successful mobile test lab programs, some of them includes: Mobile Labs to test with real devices on real networks. Use a secure, private mobile devices for your Mobile Labs to support both manual testing and automated testing. Don’t automate everything: Know what makes sense to automate and what makes sense to do manually. Know what you are testing when you first start your Mobile Lab. Integrate the tools that you know into mobile testing. Download this exclusive whitepaper on Mobile Testing Labs to learn: The challenges that mobility imposes on apps, devices, developers, testers and users Best practices to breakthrough with testing in Mobile Labs  and its related components How to establish a successful Mobile Lab Testing Program.

The Need for Automation Testing- Adding Value to a Project

White Paper: Xoomworks BI

Automation testing mainly supplements manual testing and makes the whole testing process more efficient. This whitepaper discusses about the advantages of including automation testing on a project, and how it provides a clear idea to testers, developers and clients about the functionality of product in order to overcome failures. Introducing automated testing involves higher costs, but it also depends on key factors such as: Is the team already experienced with using test automation? Do they have an automation framework in place that can easily be fitted to a new project? How much time does it take to build such a framework? Are the tools used for automation free or do they require bought licenses? What is Automation framework? An automation framework is nothing but an integrated, rigorously structured system, capable of establishing a set of rules for the test automation of a software product. Why is it necessary to include Test Automation Framework? Test automation framework contains libraries, methods, test modules, resource and configuration files, and documentation needed to run on specific product and can easily enhance the functionality by selecting or removing the components to fit the current project realities. This whitepaper guides you on: How to automate and what are the automation testing tools? What are the three types of Automation framework models and how do they differ? Data-Driven Models Key-Driver Models The Page Object Models

Test Environment Management -Key to Success

White Paper: QA Mentor

Why is it significant to properly manage test environments? How should we do it? What are the best practices and strategies to use test environment management tools and services? Test environment management strategy involves guiding and managing the test environment hardware, software, databases, applications, and test data. Slowed testing and inconsistent results are caused by poorly managed environments while problematic, testing issues are caused by inadequate test data management. Most test environment issues can be boiled down by proper test environment management. In order to manage test environment efficiently, the following are necessary: A dedicated Test Environment Management (TEM) team. Defining the team terminology and sticking to it. Creating an easily accessible knowledge base. Defining the test environment strategy. Improving efficiency and productivity in testing. Test management tools that can assist the TEM. Download this whitepaper to build a stronger, better managed test environment which brings a reduction in production issues, increased productivity, and higher customer satisfaction rates.

Benefits of Creating Testing Centre of Excellence

White Paper: QA Mentor

Benefits of creating a testing center of excellence (TCOE) Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) ensures high level Quality Assurance with efficient SDLC to increase the reliability of products, keeping high profit margins leading to quick growth of company. TCOE lets you do more with limited budget by creating a QA command center that uses standardized methodologies combined with automation and informative metrics to more efficiently allocate flexible resources, decrease time to market, and reduce costs. A TCOE establishes multiple skill sets and a top QA tool to accelerate innovation, ensure quality, and drive down risk to create a culture of quality within the organization and also establishes a cycle of continuous process improvement. What are the consequences faced over improper implementation of TCOE? Improper implementation of TCOE leads to failure and costs time, money and credibility. Establishing a Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) requires a forethought planning and necessary internal support. Four phases through which the company needs to go to adapt to the changes are: Setting the foundation for a strong and effective TCOE Optimizing shared resources QA as a centralized service Excellent Quality This whitepaper helps you understand how QA Mentor, a software quality assurance expert came up with the benefits of creating testing center of excellence and brief insight of the above four phases of TCOE.

Overcoming the Challenges of Mobile Application Testing

White Paper: QA Mentor

Challenges faced in mobile application testing must be addressed in order to expedite successful market releases. The fast pace of the mobile market means a lot of quick mobile testing just to keep up. Development and testing of mobile applications is inherently more complicated than it is with PCs. Usage of multiple signals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc can interfere with the performance of applications. By far, this is the most significant issue faced by mobile development and testing. So, how can we counter these mobile testing challenges? What is the most cost effective way to meet all of the mobile testing challenges by keeping your overhead low? How can you choose the best mobile testing software to help with this? This whitepaper suggests a combination of mobile testing models to meet the challenges of mobile testing while providing necessary coverage. It also explains about outsourcing mobile testing and other cost effective ways to meet all of the mobile testing challenges. It will show you how major mobile testing challenges can be overcome by a 3 step testing strategy which involves Tackling the compatibility issues due to dozens of makes and models. Crowd sourced testing service providers. Emulators to fill in the holes to meet the necessary coverage requirements.

The Importance of Performing Static Testing to Increase Return On Investment

White Paper: QA Mentor

Static testing is an option too often overlooked as only one quarter of US companies are engaged in it. But what they fail to recognize is that the return on that investment from static testing is far higher than any money presumably saved by not utilizing it. In comparison with traditional testing processes, static testing tops the charts with certain key features like. Reduces testing costs to a bargain of potential expenditures, maximizing ROI. Much earlier defects detection, thereby making way to faster fixes. Many times more effective than dynamic testing. This white paper elaborates the static testing processes by following a strong and proven methodology which includes. Reviewing the design of application completely with the help of a thorough inspection process. Creating a comprehensive inspection checklist for each document that will be reviewed Performing a walkthrough to ensure Business and industry standards are evaluated properly. Download this free white paper on ''The Importance of Performing Static Testing ''to learn: Why static testing is a necessary step for any organization wishing to increase the quality of their products and to increase the Return of Investment? How to perform static testing the right way? What are the benefits of Static Testing and how to reap them?  How to use static testing techniques to reduce the testing time and increase ROI?  

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