Shaping up for 2018 – five predictions for the software testing industry

With 2017 nearly over, organizations are hotly anticipating what the new year will bring in terms of trends, developments and hidden surprises in the software testing industry. For the software testing industry, it’s been a busy year. Increased automation adoption within testing teams – where agile development boosted speed of release – has led toRead More

LoadRunner or JMeter: A False Premise

When I speak to QA Managers in my daily routine, I often hear a common scenario, they own LoadRunner as their performance load testing solution, but they have been told by “C” level executives within their organization to replace it with a “free” open source solution like JMeter. This is almost always due to theRead More

8 Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Performance Tool

Selecting the ideal testing tool is an important step in the performance testing process that begins long before your business starts collecting data. There are many factors to consider in matching a testing tool to your web platforms–so many, in fact, that it can feel like navigating in the dark. Here are 8 of theRead More

Software Development Life Cycle and Testing

In the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) there is a time for thinking, a time for doing and a time for validating. Developing a creative, useful application takes a lot of all three.  The first half of SDLC is comprised of Requirements and Analysis, Design, and Coding. This is the time for real thinking.  ARead More

What’s Involved in a Performance Testing Process?

Performance testing is an invaluable tool for businesses to ensure their websites and applications are functioning quickly enough to maximize user engagement. According to an Amazon.com study, a 100ms delay in page load time can result in a 1 percent loss in sales. Unlike other tests, the goal of performance testing isn’t to find bugs,Read More