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The importance of assessing application performance testing risks

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Dec-2018 18:03:50 / by Vijaykumar Jadav posted in Testing

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Every software application is different. As such, not all applications need to be performance tested. Additionally, the same application may not require repeated performance testing for every release/cycle. This begs the question, ‘under what conditions will an application need performance testing?’

Identifying risks to the performance of an application is a good way to start. You should look at risk factors that include the user population, application type, application technology and changes to the application features and function. Let’s look at each of these in detail.

1. User population

Individuals who use your application are crucial to helping you make the decision on its risk potential. This becomes even more important if your customer base is continually growing. You should ask the following questions:

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To tool or not to: JMeter performance testing

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Nov-2018 23:22:29 / by Vijaykumar Jadav posted in Testing

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The selection of a performance and load testing tool is not one that you can easily make. It should be chosen based on a number of factors including application type, number of users, organisational preferences, timelines, technical expertise and the IT landscape (which includes existing and future technologies such as mobile, cloud, IoT and big data).

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Test Maturity Assessment: The light to end software testing trials

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Oct-2018 09:29:41 / by Dhanashri Bhide posted in Testing

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In software testing, no one’s a hero without a zero defect product or service. An effective software test process is a prerequisite for developing software that’s free of bugs, fit for purpose and delivers on business objectives. Yet, despite substantial efforts to improve the quality of products, achieving zero defects remains the Holy Grail for software testers. This could be due to a variety of factors including the increasing complexity and volume of software coupled with customer expectations for more value faster.

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7 key steps to optimise software test processes

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Sep-2018 20:18:21 / by Pritpal Singh posted in Testing

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Are your development and testing teams struggling with poor quality software, escalating testing costs and longer time to market? As software projects increase in complexity and size, customers and users tend to get demanding in the face of the need to contain costs and release on time. This in turn makes it quite a challenge to effectively test software.

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Could the Testing Approach to BDD have Prevented Eurocontrol’s Disaster?|Blog Series|1of 3

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Apr-2018 19:51:58 / by Kalpana Pahwa posted in Testing

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The recent software glitch in Eurocontrol’s air traffic system caused widespread flight delays. God forbid! It could have been a worse disaster. More importantly, this sorry situation could have been avoided with accurate quality checks.

As businesses focus on providing superior user experiences faster, QA and Testing functions must ensure that these applications are adhere to the highest quality standards and are attuned to user expectations across platforms, devices and locations.

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Webinar Roundup: Transform your Testing, Improve Quality, Save Time

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Nov-2017 10:31:56 / by Esperance Barreto posted in Testing

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The season of good cheer will soon be upon us. And would you believe it, test automation can play Santa in helping you make the most of the festive spirit, not just for your customers, but also for your business.


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8 signs You Should Invest in Test Automation

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Sep-2017 14:12:01 / by Pritpal Singh posted in Testing

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It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Especially if you think that you can deliver high quality, reduce costs and improve time-to-market only with manual testing. According to the World Quality Report of 2016-17, manual testing is a key application development challenge.

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The Importance of Digital User Experience Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Jul-2017 15:23:30 / by Percy Hilloo posted in Testing

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It’s never going to be business as usual! The move to digital has changed that. With consumer preference for shopping online increasing, businesses are expected to respond to growing needs.

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Why Software Testing is David to the Goliath of Digital Transformation

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jun-2017 16:53:39 / by Percy Hilloo posted in Testing, digital transformation

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the need to respond to market dynamics with faster development cycles, then digital transformation could be your Goliath. It’s not surprising then that 70 percent of digital transformation programmes fail. This could be because of a lack of a well thought out digital testing strategy.

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How Shift-Left Testing Can Provide the Wow Factor

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Oct-2015 12:37:00 / by Sandeep Dongre posted in Retail, Vertical Vibe, Testing

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As Jeff Bezos rightly said, “If we can keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on the customer, ultimately we'll turn out all right.” An isolated, unhappy customer experience can undo a brand reputation that may have taken years to build. Whether it is online, mobile or offline, digital technology is a key factor in creating a cohesive customer experience.

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