User-friendly interface that allows smooth and easy UX should be a crucial part of your targeting strategy. Among other things, a well-designed interface is key for improving your conversion rates. Both your target audience and Google algorithm will pay attention to this particular aspect. What’s more, this Forrester Research study has found that this particular practice can up the conversion rates by a whopping 400%.
It's been a few weeks since Raj Dutt, Grafana Labs CEO and Co-Founder, announced the k6 acquisition during the closing session of GrafanaCONline 2021. You can learn more by reading our joint press release, or by watching the recording of the k6 Office Hours I joined the day after the announcement. With this blog I would like to share my excitement and my perspective. The acquisition marks a milestone for the k6 team, our customers, and the k6 community.
When you test application logic and functionality you often have to test the same logic with multiple input values, which can quickly escalate the number of test cases you have to create. Data-driven testing helps you quickly execute the same test multiple times using datasets for different output values, saving you time and effort. Test parameterization is a type of data-driven testing that allows you to execute the same test, multiple times using different parameters.
As an indie developer, anything that saves you time or automates work is valuable. Learn how Bitrise can help you in having an automated continuous delivery process!
A critical decision for organizations that are defining their automated testing strategy is choosing the right automated testing framework that will help their development and QA teams efficiently write and execute automated tests. The market offers a plethora of frameworks to choose from, and the decision isn’t always easy.
The focus of OctoPerf 12.4 is on integrations, first in regards to creating test scripts through our new Postman import released a few weeks ago. Through postman we also open OctoPerf to swagger and open API imports. Microsoft Teams is also on the menu in terms of alerting before/after the tests, but the main dish is the backend listeners. Through these you can have our load generators send metrics to your own database in real time during the test.
With the advent of agile and DevOps culture, we’re already embracing digital transformation. Organizations globally are looking for newer technologies and tools to innovate, enhance productivity and deliver faster. If we talk about testing itself — automation has taken us several leaps ahead; QA teams have solidified test efficiency and coverage even further. Gone are the days when automation testers had to learn coding to write test scripts.
MarketQuest (2021) predicts automation testing to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8% for the next five years. Globally, organizations across banking, retail, automotive, healthcare, etc., amongst others will embark on automation. Picture Credit: Zeus.ai That brings us to the crux of our conversation — codeless test automation. What is it, and why do we need it?
If you’re taking full advantage of today’s distributed cloud environments for your software development, you may be wasting more time than necessary when testing and debugging your applications.
Hey everyone! A month ago, TestRail's parent company, Idera, acquired Xray. The goals for bringing these best-in-class QA tools under the same roof are three-fold.
It's your time to set up your testing on Bitrise! In the third article of our Android testing series, we will give you some hints on how to effectively run a virtual device on your CI.
As software organizations have to release or add new features in their software on a regular basis, proper and thorough testing of all the features on time becomes a real challenge. Automation becomes a viable option to overcome these challenges. But most of the automation tools usually take a lot of time and effort in test creation, test execution, and test maintenance which brings down the ROI.
We talked about topics to cover in our test automation strategy document in the first article of this blog series. In this second article of the series, we will cover some ideas about building a test automation team within a software organization. The other articles cover topics as below: Test automation is a piece of code that tests other pieces of code. For that reason, automating tests in software organizations require people with technical expertise and skills in coding.
Have you ever wondered about the story behind the word ‘Zephyr’? Or how does one actually test a test management tool? Recently, we held “Inside Zephyr,” a special online community event to celebrate the Zephyr family of products. It was a sneak-peak behind the curtain, and the team of extraordinary people that make Zephyr tools so great – from original founders to developers, testers, and support agents.
It is a common protocol for companies to disable two-factor authentication in their QA and Test Automation processes, the reason being the effort and cost required to carry it out. At Testsigma we recognize the importance of application security in a modern world, where releases are accelerating and the frequency of data breaches is increasing.
Globally, the overall consumption of online video is trending up while television watch time is trending down. In a study of 4,500 consumers from 9 major countries, online video viewing grew 85% between 2016 and 2020. Meanwhile, television view time fell 10%. Previously, the onus of live stream testing and success was on networks and cable providers. But with OTT (over-the-top) streaming on the rise, media organizations face increased demand to deliver high video quality experience.
NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 - On the final day of GrafanaCONline 2021, CEO Raj Dutt today announced Grafana Labs’ acquisition of k6, the Stockholm-based startup behind the open source load testing tool for engineering teams. With k6, Grafana Labs adds extensible testing to its open and composable Grafana observability stack.
A few years back, I gave my friend a keyword to search on Google and asked him to open the third link that pops up in the results. After five minutes of confusion, I realized we are not talking about the same website and even though the keyword was the same, the results appeared in a different order.
During your Android developer career, you may reach a point where you will have to develop Android libraries or Gradle plugins. In this article, we will discuss the most important aspects and differences of testing these!
Test automation can seem daunting as there are many different areas to focus on. Finding the right starting point can be challenging at first. In this blog series, we share our experiences in starting your own test automation effort. This is the first article of a blog series which consists of four articles.
Many software companies have no formal quality assurance strategy, and those that do take one of two inherently flawed approaches: Either they (a) ask developers to do QA or (b) delegate QA to a siloed team, whether it’s internal or outsourced. Having been in the QA space for a decade, we’ve learned that both approaches are deeply flawed.
Evolution is perhaps the most common norm in the world of software development. Of course, automation is no stranger to this process of evolution. Globally businesses have evolved from the conventional Waterfall model to the modern Agile and DevOps, thereby embracing digital transformation. We’ve come quite far in terms of automation testing too.
Most software development organizations now follow agile scrum methodology. In most cases, they divide their work in sprints – a repeatable fixed time-box during which all tasks for a deliverable are planned and executed. After each sprint, the target is to complete as many planned tasks as possible and come up with a deliverable. A user story is the smallest unit of work in an agile framework. A user story is further divided into tasks to be taken up in a sprint.
In this article, we’ll showcase how to use k6 for performance testing within CI/CD pipelines. We’ll be using a playground we set up for this purpose and lead you through the necessary steps to get a feel for how it works, and hopefully by the end you’ll start thinking about how to implement this in your own projects.
2 Factor Authentication is a subset of the multi factor authentication service that we see mainly in FinTech Apps. Some financial technology apps ask the user to enter a password, and MPIN, a TPIN, and finally another OTP based authentication to confirm if he/she really wants to withdraw money from their schemes.
It is no surprise that the integration of digital technology into all areas of business operations is creating a high demand for software. To increase the effectiveness of their operations, enterprises rely more heavily on software, which means that software is now more complex, and there is little tolerance for failure. To ensure software readiness meet business demands, available testing technologies validate software to verify it does what it is supposed to do.
Tests are an integral part of most well-working Rails applications where maintenance isn’t a nightmare and new features are consistently added, or existing ones are improved. Unfortunately, for many applications, a production environment is where they are put under heavy workload or significant traffic for the first time. This is understandable as such tests are costly.
Learn how to write your tests for your Android applications! In this series of articles, you will learn how to do testing on your Android app and libraries. We will give you the most valuable and critical knowledge about testing and finding the issues in your app, and showcase how to write your test cases and how to run them in CI.
Mobiles have become a part and parcel of our lives. Smartphone penetration has seen an increase for the past decade with some countries such as the UK leading the race with as high as 82%. In a world with a 7.5 billion population, 4.3 billion people are projected (by 2023) to keep this small device in their pockets and use it daily. Although the pandemic slowed down this growth, Gartner projects the sales would be up 11% in 2021. Surprised by these stats?
It’s very common to have a handful of issues when deploying a software change to production because you are replacing a working version of your software or application with the one having the desired changes. Your testing team might have thoroughly tested the new version of the software, but still, the doubt of whether it will work as intended or not is always there.
Live stream testing comes with unique challenges that sets it apart from mobile app or web application testing. When you offer a live stream of a national sporting event or political debate, millions of viewers flock to utilize your TV app, mobile app, or web app (or all three). Not only is performance at stake, but there can also be API, syndication, and CDN issues that threaten to derail the live stream. When a live stream goes down, it creates enormous frustration.
The software will never be bug-free. But, it’s important to minimize the number of bugs such that the impact on functionality and user experience of an application is minimized. Bugs could come up due to different reasons, in this article, we will discuss them from the perspective of software errors. These are the errors that also need attention during the testing phase.
Every month we are making some changes to Loadero to offer a better tool for your performance and load testing, and May wasn’t an exception. Our engineers worked hard and this month there are big updates that will definitely help our users gain more insights from the real end-to-end tests in Loadero.
Apache JMeter is a Java-based, open source testing tool, which can help you create and run functional and load tests for Websites, APIs (REST and SOAP) and other web services. Let me show you my personal configuration and how I start and configure JMeter for a faster and better use on my local machine.