Exploratory Testing: A Simultaneous Process to Test
July 25, 2011
The concept of Exploratory Testing, although has been around for almost three decades, still creates confusion and misconceptions about what it really is and its value to an organization. The hot topic of discussion in the industry focuses more on how exploratory testing can complement the industry accepted scripted testing. The former is perceived to align more with ‘freestyle’ while the latter is a ‘systematic’ way of testing.
Context Driven: A Paradigm of Adaptability
March 16, 2011
The term "Context Driven" has been an alternative approach in the field of software testing. Its concept is similar to agile in terms of being adaptive in nature. As there is Agile Manifesto as guiding values for agile testing, there are seven basic principles of the Context-Driven school as follows:
AGILE Test – Adaptive Granular Iterative Lean Executable Test
February 21, 2011
The term "Agile" has become a buzzword in the field of software development. It is derived from a Latin word "agilis" which means quick. Since constant and rapid change is part of software development, an alternative "quick" response which is more adaptive rather than predictive as traditional approach was conceptualized. This brought the existence of Agile philosophy.
Game Testing – Quality Control at Play
April 26, 2010
The gaming industry has been emerging as market demand continues to increase. This scenario brought forward the development of new games and enhancements of the existing best rated games. Game developers have to ensure quality so that the software delivered will result to optimum number of patronizing gamers. In order to establish control over quality, a program known as game testing is designed to validate game contents and features prior to the official release of the software. The actual overall experience of the gamer to play a game is certainly a factor to consider in game testing. However, being a gamer doesn’t mean being a game tester. It is a common misconception that an exceptionally good gamer is a good game tester. A gamer usually spends his leisure time on merely playing games without a definite approach as long as he is having fun. On the other hand, a game tester is a gamer who takes into consideration the quality of the game being persistent to look for software defects with the use of definite testing methodologies.
Compatibility testing – Verification of software application adaptability
November 25, 2009
There is nothing constant except change, which is the reason why evolution took place. Software development is not an exception to the rule of CHANGE. Software applications continue to evolve, releasing new versions to improve the existing software. Continuous improvisation is necessary in order to remain competitive thus change is truly inevitable. This brought the business need of verifying the adaptability of the software application both in the aspects of backward and upgrade compatibility testing.
Performance validation – A test of application optimization
August 25, 2009
Performance is typically associated with efficiency and reliability, a measure of adaptability under a defined set of circumstances. In the process of software development, applications are not solely designed based on its functionalities. A system’s behavioral responses under normal and stress conditions are taken into consideration as well in order to build an efficient and reliable product of quality standards.
How to succeed in test automation
April 28, 2009
Our company is a pioneer in test automation and in fact, the first and was the only partner of Mercury Interactive in the Philippines prior to acquisition of HP. Throughout the years we have assisted clients in their automation endeavors particularly in automated test management, performance, functionality, and compatibility testing.
The Philippine software industry's growing need for software quality
March 01, 2007
The Philippines is fast becoming an IT hub, following India, having proven its excellent capability in software development, call center, and data conversion services.
Owing to the talented Filipino IT professionals and enthusiasts, local IT firms offering competitive services at competitive prices, and the government supporting the industry by subsidizing IT parks and sponsoring IT organizations, a sizeable growth has been seen in the industry for the past three years, with robust contracts pouring in from all around the globe.
Would you entrust your software to a 3rd Party Tester?
March 01, 2007
In an environment where battling against very tight deadlines with slimmer budget than ever is not uncommon, one might ask “How can I best make use of my limited resources and still produce high-quality output?”