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Reducing a test set without losing coverage of major test cases is one of the main goals of any tester working on test design. In this article, we will discuss how to reduce the number of tests without losing major ones using the analysis of...
The most of testers at least once performed testing for compatibility of the developed application with the antiviruses. It’s widely known that antivirus software influences significantly the system functioning and also the work of the particular...
This article is for those who write or are going to write functional tests for any programs. The goal of this article is to give the flavor of the main techniques of test design and also to answer the question: What method is better to choose for...
When you first meet the concept of the exploratory testing you can think that its name fully exposes the sense of this sort of activity. But if you get a little bit deeper – this confidence weakens and disappears. Especially clear it can be seen when...
In this article, we will tell you our own way of Impact Analysis introduction and work with it. Why did we decide to introduce Impact Analysis in software testing in our teams? What practical benefit from this innovation have we got and are getting...
This article is intended to provide full and detailed description of deployment of automated testing system consisting of Team Foundation Server + Microsoft Test Manager + System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This article may be useful for Automated...
In the process of creation of a successful software product, there is an inevitable problem of finding a balance between the quality and the release date of the software product. The testing allows obtaining a product that satisfies all requirements....
This article can be useful for those testers who configure their test environment themselves without the help of the system administrator. The aim of the article is to present a step-by-step description of the installation and configuration of the...
In this article we will talk about the file systems and files, but the most attention will be focused on the key points of testing of software that works with NTFS and FAT file systems. At the end we will give our check list for testing of software,...
In this article, I will describe the usage of external files for storing of test data and their usage in TestComplete scripts. I will describe some good and bad variants for storing data and thus explain why I chose external files. Also, I will give...
Many articles and books are available at the present moment. They are about the way how to raise the automation process from the beginning, what and how to automate, and what tool it is better to choose. I will share with you my experience in...
This article will be useful for those specialists who are not indifferent to the GUI problems and are interested in getting good GUI. It’s hard to give clear and full definition for the good GUI. So let’s at the moment agree that we’ll understand good...
Databases are an essential part of the modern software such as client-server software or web-applications. Our team has some experience in testing of applications that work with databases. The purpose of this article is to sum up the gathered...
In this article, we will try to help those who are going to test client-server application that uses terminal sessions. Not only QA specialists but also developers will find some useful information in this article – at least there are some details that...
This article is devoted to the testing of programs that use virtual desktop acceleration to improve performance. Here we will consider features of virtualization, testing scenarios, some useful tools and tips, and also will give examples of real test...
Developers in your company surely stick to a single coding standard that was developed on their own with regard for area of specialization or using one of ready solutions, as there are a number of them for popular programming languages. There are no...
If you prepared the testing reports without making the preliminary analysis of the findings before, please start doing it. The correctly prepared report on the results of testing is a powerful tool for the optimization of the software development...
Testing of Multi-Language Applications Theoretical fundamentals of modern encodings, process of interaction of code pages inside the OS, specifics of testing and creation of test data are described in this article.
Nowadays, software virtualization systems have become widespread. The end user can use virtual applications and desktops. When creating such virtualization systems, developers take into account the customer preferences (the end-user preferences) and...
Today our QA Specialist in drivers reveals the secrets of testing this type of software. Practices for testing different types of Windows drivers are presented in the article below.