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Alternatives to Session-Based Test Management and how Xray Exploratory App fits

In our previous articles about exploratory testing, we focused on session-based test management (SBTM), one of the more popular approaches. SBTM aligns clearly with the Xray Exploratory App workflow and terminology. As a quick refresher, SBTM is a more structured technique for performing exploratory testing. The key idea is to organize delimited sessions which are uninterrupted blocks of reviewable, chartered test effort.

Xray continues to excel in Customer Service with the new Stevie Awards in 2024

With the Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards, Xray reaffirms its commitment to outstanding customer support and service excellence. Xray, a leader in software testing solutions, is proud to announce its recent awards in the 2024 Stevie Awards. It secured a Silver Stevie for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year and a Bronze Stevie in the Customer Service Department of the Year category for Computer Software companies with up to 100 employees.

Quality becomes a team effort with Xray Exploratory App 3

Is exploratory testing a solo practice? Is only the QA team responsible for quality? Are the great insights of an exploratory session shared with the team? We’ve been asking ourselves and our users these questions and we’re happy to launch version 3 of the Xray Exploratory App, designed to establish the foundations of collaboration in exploratory testing.

Useful Heuristics for Effective Exploratory Testing

Ever felt overwhelmed by the complexity of the system that you’re testing? Navigating intricate software systems can be daunting, leaving us feeling lost and unsure where to begin. While exploratory testing gives us some degree of freedom to test, we still need some guidance on how to approach those complex systems. This is where heuristics might help by guiding us to efficiently navigate the complexities of software systems and uncover hidden issues.

Building an effective test automation framework synergized with Xray Enterprise

Test automation is an essential component in today's software development landscape, where speed and quality are critical. It ensures the timely delivery of high-quality software by automating repetitive and time-consuming testing tasks. However, the journey to effective test automation comes with challenges such as selecting the right tools, managing complex test cases, and enabling seamless integration of testing into the software development lifecycle.

Why should you choose a Test Management tool that integrates natively with Jira?

With the ever-increasing pressure to release faster and better due to the growing user expectations about quality, reliability, and zero tolerance for defects, effective test management in the development of applications has never been so critical. Xray is a Jira-native application designed to streamline test management processes within your project management tool.

What to look for in a Quality Engineering toolchain in 2024

The transformation from “testing” to “Quality Assurance (QA)” and then to “Quality Engineering (QE)” has been quite impressive, and it likely has a few more surprises in stock. In our previous article of the "Top 5 software testing trends of 2024", we highlighted the overall “quality at speed” theme and several key trends such as DevOps and Automation. But what exactly do those trends mean for you as the buyer and user of QE tools?

Exploratory testing for non-functional requirements: Beginner's guide

In the past, testing for non-functional requirements (NFR) was often neglected, done to the extent possible at the end of the life cycle. For modern development teams, that is no longer an option - to deliver high-quality applications, they have to implement a comprehensive testing strategy with proper allocation of resources to both functional and non-functional components.

Xray - year in review and look ahead

Last year was significant for us, so let's reflect briefly. As one of the key milestones, we released Xray Enterprise - a comprehensive solution for test management challenges, blending powerful features with user-friendly functionality. It is especially beneficial for larger companies with high scale and complexity of the development operations. Here are other noteworthy numbers/metrics.

How to perform exploratory testing as a team

Exploratory testing marks the connection where creativity meets discovery. This method isn’t just about ticking off a list; it's about venturing into the unknown, armed with curiosity and a keen eye for detail. It's a journey that's best embarked upon as a team, where each member's unique perspective and expertise illuminate different facets of the software, uncovering insights that might otherwise remain hidden.