Test Data Generation with GEDIS Studio Online Tool (Part-2)

Test Data Generation – Demo Using a Free Online GEDIS Studio Tool (Part -2):

Read part-1 of this test data management tutorials series here.

According to CA Technologies, recent research indicates that 30%- 40% of the defects in software testing are related to the issues of the test data. It is one of many reasons that encourages QA industry to use Test Data Generation (TDM) tools.

TDM tools offer the open-handed facility of having system generated, reliable and secure copies of your dataset only in minutes.  Continue reading →


Test Data Management: What is Test Data and How to Design It

A Comprehensive Test Data Design and Management Guide (Part -I):

At current epic of Information and Technology revolutionary growth, the testers commonly experience extensive consumption of test data in software testing life cycle.

The testers don’t only collect/maintain data from the existing sources, but also they generate huge volumes of test data to ensure their quality booming contribution in the delivery of the product for real world use.  Continue reading →

5 Major Sins of Working With Testers and Developer

Working as a tester in a big corporation was probably the best thing that happened to me in my career. I can’t stress enough how lucky I am for doing the most enjoyable work in the world.

On the one hand, it is challenging and it requires a constant gain of knowledge (which btw, I think is a huge asset).

On the other, you are the first person in the world to hold in your own hands the new technologies and prototypes that reach the mass population in the future. Not to mention, the popular idea that people pay you to “break stuff” and the more annoying you are, the better.  Continue reading →

VersionOne Tutorial: All-in-one Agile Project Management Tool Guide

Why and How to do Software Testing with VersionOne: All-in-one Agile Management Tool

At current epic of technology exponential development across various domains, the demand for software testing is in its highest state. To proactively respond to the process of iterative delivery of the world-class software applications needs, different companies have been introducing the variety of test management tools to the market.

So, this hands-on will give you an overview of why and how to use VersionOne, one of the many software project management tools available in the industry.  Continue reading →

Testuff Test Management Tool Review Tutorial: Super Simple End-To-End Demo

Super simple end to end demo of Testuff Test Management tool:

Do you spend less time on testing and more on maintaining test cases, tracking work allocation, understanding progress, generating reports, etc? If you haven’t recognized already, you need a Test Management Tool to help.

Test Management software brings a level of efficiency into your test process and frees up the test team’s time and energy to test more and test better. Continue reading →

How to Test Application Messaging Queue: IBM WebSphere MQ Intro Tutorial

What is Messaging Queue?

Messaging Queue (MQ), a message oriented middleware tool, is an IBM product since 1992. It is very helpful to communicate messages (XML/text file/HTML file etc.) in SOA (service Oriented Architecture) on over 80 platforms.

It is reliable and provides a secured, assured communication medium and an excellent messaging solution to Enterprise Architecture across the globe. Continue reading →

3 Intangible Benefits of Using a Bug Tracking System

Can a Defect Management Tool Make You a Better Tester?

I am not a big fan of tools that are single-purpose. Whether the tool in question is a kitchen gadget or a work management software, you want it to serve you multiple ways.

The benefit of a defect tracking tool is not just effective management but, did you know that defect tracking tools could help you be a better tester?  Continue reading →

JIRA Bug Tracking Tool Tutorial: How to Use JIRA as a Ticketing Tool

The test teams are always apprehensive about picking up JIRA for defect Management.

The doubt is warranted. It stems from the fact that, though JIRA bug tracking tool is applicable to IT businesses it is a generic ticketing system.

Even for IT projects, JIRA’s popularity with the Development teams makes testers and QA teams uncomfortable. Despite the comfort or discomfort, the test teams have no choice but to use JIRA bug tracking tool in most companies.  Continue reading →

LoadView Hands-on Review Tutorial: Load Testing from the Cloud

Let’s face it – The ideal load test emulates real world traffic, yet most load testing software doesn’t come close.

A series of GET requests from an in-house server can’t possibly replicate what actually happens when a website sees a sudden increase in users from all over the world.

Held back by budget and infrastructure restrictions, some organizations have been forced to settle for load tests that paint an incomplete picture. With that option, you might be ready for a big product launch or viral success, but you can’t be completely sure.

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Payment Gateway Testing: The Tester’s Hands-on Guide with Checklist

The Tester’s Guide to Payment Gateway Testing:

What are the payment processors?

As per Wikipedia, “A payment processor is a company (often a third party) appointed by a merchant to handle transactions from various channels such as credit cards and debit cards for merchant acquiring banks. The payment processor will both check the details received by forwarding them to the respective card’s issuing bank or card association for verification, and also carry out a series of anti-fraud measures against the transaction.”

Some common Payment Gateways are Braintree, Authorize.net, PayPal, Bluepay, Citrus Payments etc.  Continue reading →

Katalon Studio Tutorial: A Free Test Automation Tool You Have Been Waiting For

Test Automation is one area where there is still a constant quest for betterment, simplicity, robustness and ease of use.

Some tools can help create robust, light and maintainable scripts, but are hard to use. Some others are easy but create brittle and temperamental tests. There is always a choice we have to make- we win some, we lose some.

Given this situation, when a tool comes forward with a promise to solve the pain points, it is but natural to be excited.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Testing: Challenges, Tools and Testing Approach

Testing Internet of Things (IoT):

When a question such as “What are the basic necessities of life” is thrown at people, most of them would answer, “Food, Shelter, Clothing”.

But, that was the case before a century. Human beings have evolved to develop a handful of extra necessities for living. We have evolved to make our life, simpler, better, easier.  Continue reading →

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers

Every profession demands certain qualities from its practitioners before accepting them in and making them the best at what they do.

Software Testing demands the qualities I discuss in this article even more strongly and there are many reasons for it.

And when I say qualities, I am talking about the ‘must have’s- the top abilities of testers that help them fly high and far. Dedication, hard work, etc. are a necessity to any job in the world. But the qualities we are going to discuss are absolutely inevitable for testers. Without these must have ones, testers will sooner or later risk being disengaged from their craft.

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5 Excuses Every Software Tester Must Stop Giving

I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

From all the discussions I had with fellow testers during interviews, I felt happy numerous times seeing the quality talent which we have in our community of testers.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.  Continue reading →

My Unexpected Journey to Becoming a Software Tester (From Entry-level to a Manager)

“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…”

My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly.

I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing.

But finally, I decided to give it a try. Only with a hope that my curious nature will help me in this field.  Continue reading →

Agile Testing On The Rise – Boon or Bane?

Agile – has become the trend of IT. Most of the projects are AGILE nowadays and the role of a tester is very significant.

Even before we touch on Agile Testing let us understand the concept of ‘AGILE’.

Agile is a methodology that evolved from our Iterative or Incremental methodology of development – Almost 2+ decades of Agile Manifesto. Over these decades, Agile has a very comfortable place in the hearts of Developers, PM’s and Customers.  Continue reading →

What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test?

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.

I have been there too and it is not fun. :)

I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis.  Continue reading →