Xray

Lisbon, Portugal
2016
  |  By Beatriz Biscaia
Exploratory testing is highly effective in uncovering hidden issues, but many teams need help when used to manual testing. Teams, products, and users constantly evolve, meaning risks impacting quality are not static or entirely predictable. This dynamic environment requires a flexible approach to identify and address potential issues. This blog post explains how to enhance your overall testing strategy by blending exploratory testing with your team's manual testing routines.
  |  By Beatriz Biscaia
Xray, leader in software testing solutions, is pleased to announce its recent accolades in the 2024 Globee Awards. The company has been honored with a Silver Globee Award for Excellence in Customer Service and a Bronze Globee Award for Excellence in Team Customer Service. These awards highlight Xray's continued commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and support, reinforcing its leadership in the industry.
  |  By Hy Nguyen
A balanced combination of manual and automated testing is the way to go if you want to achieve higher test coverage and efficiency. They cover for each other. Manual testing is easy to learn and do, but it is highly likely to create inconsistent test results, and sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort. On the other hand, automation testing requires a lot of technical expertise to create and maintain scripts, but it checks bugs much faster with higher consistency.
  |  By Beatriz Biscaia
Unlike traditional testing methodologies - that rely heavily on pre-scripted tests and automated tools - Human-Centric Exploratory Testing (HCET) is a dynamic and flexible approach that leverages creativity and critical thinking, allowing interaction with the software in ways that automation simply cannot replicate. Below, we explore Human-Centric Exploratory Testing, its benefits, challenges, how to mitigate them, and the best practices for successfully implementing it.
  |  By Francisco Viana
Gone are the days when selecting software was as easy as comparing two different providers and choosing either of them based on how the box looked (yes, software used to come in boxes). Today, selecting the right tool requires careful evaluation of several requirements, including your budget, how your team is built, your tech stack, and projections for future growth (scalability).
  |  By Ivan Filippov
In a world where microservices have become very popular, the connectivity aspects between systems take center stage when it comes to prioritizing quality engineering. Postman's State of API report highlights that technical and non-technical stakeholders recognize the growing importance of APIs and their testing as part of the enterprise strategy.
  |  By Ivan Filippov
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.
  |  By Mariana Santos
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.
  |  By Petruta Paraschiv
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.
  |  By Beatriz Biscaia
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.
  |  By Xray
Feeling like your team is pinning all their hopes on AI and ML to solve every challenge? In this episode of QA Therapy, we're thrilled to have Tariq King, QA Therapist, join us to explore how AI and ML will shape the future of testing. Tariq, currently serving as the Vice President of Product-Service Systems at EPAM, with over 40 research articles under his belt.
  |  By Xray
Today, we're joined by our expert QA Therapist, Antoine Craske, who's here to diagnose and prescribe solutions for symptoms related to Quality Engineering. Hailing from France and working as a Software Engineer at La Redoute, Antoine brings a wealth of experience to the table. He emphasizes that quality isn't the responsibility of just one person or team; it's a collective company goal. To achieve this, leveraging tools is essential.
  |  By Xray
Feeling uncertain about how to approach testing certain elements effectively? In this episode, we talk about the importance of continuous learning and its pivotal role in refining our testing skills. This time, with our esteemed QA Therapist is Emna Ayadi, a vibrant member of the testing community known for her active involvement in meetups and conferences. At Xray, we share the belief that continuous learning is essential for enhancing our testing skills and knowledge. That's why we provide comprehensive tutorials, tips, and tricks on Xray's product documentation site.
  |  By Xray
In this episode, we're diving into the realm of test automation ownership, strategy, tooling, and beyond, with our special guest, Toyer Mamoojee, our esteemed QA Therapist. Toyer, a seasoned speaker at testing conferences, is renowned for his expertise in test automation. Did you know that Xray enables you to consolidate results from various testing frameworks into a single, centralized location within Jira? This means your teams can freely select their preferred testing frameworks or tools without sacrificing visibility into the testing process.
  |  By Xray
Worried that critical issues keep slipping through the cracks and reaching production? Fear not! In this episode, we're diving deep into risk-storming and adopting a risk-based approach in your projects, where testing plays a pivotal role. Today, we're joined by Chris Armstrong, our very own QA Therapist, who brings a wealth of experience to the table. Chris, a respected blogger and podcaster within the testing community, is a familiar face in groups like TestingPeers and 9 out of 10 testers.
  |  By Xray
If you’re struggling to integrate testing seamlessly into your pipeline, join us in this enlightening episode as we delve into the world of testing within DevOps with our esteemed guest, Lisa Crispin, our very own QA Therapist! Lisa, a prominent figure in the testing community and an avid advocate for Agile and DevOps practices, shares her wealth of knowledge and insights.
  |  By Xray
Are unexpected performance issues popping up post-launch? Does success bring with it sudden, major performance hurdles? In this exciting episode, we're diving into the world of performance testing with our special guest, Leandro Melendez, also known as Sr. Performo! Leandro, a renowned performance advocate and active member of the testing community, shares his insights and expertise.
  |  By Xray
Is your development and testing team caught in a cycle of bouncing issues and bugs back and forth like a game of ping-pong? In this inaugural episode, we delve into the critical importance of visibility in your development process and its profound impact on you, your team, and your company.
  |  By Xray
👥 Quality is a team effort. Great software needs testers, developers, and managers working together. But often, we feel like the lone champion of quality on our team.🔎 Join Petruta and José as they showcase the Xray Exploratory App 3 and how it brings the team together into a unified space for exploratory testing.
  |  By Xray
🚀 Deliver faster and more reliably than ever before with Xray Enterprise. Xray Test Case Designer will guarantee that 100% of the system interactions are covered in as few tests as possible. Every test you generate with the Test Case Designer is optimized to achieve maximum coverage, allowing teams to achieve greater coverage in fewer overall tests.
  |  By Xray
As teams adopt Agile for managing software development, tools like Jira Software provide the foundation by promoting collaboration, transparency, commitment and flexibility. When it comes to testing, agile values testing as an integrated part of the SDLC, and testers are encouraged to work alongside developers. So what does Agile Testing in Jira look like and how can we increase agility in our teams?
  |  By Xray
With over 100+ types of product risks, it's impossible that all of your scripted/pre-planned tests will cover all potential threats to your software. Adding exploratory testing to your testing strategy ensures your software is thoroughly tested and meets the highest standards of quality. Through exploratory testing, you design and execute tests as you go. This iteration covers a wider scope of functionality and ensures your system works properly.
  |  By Xray
We all know that the process of testing can be, for a software tester, an everyday challenge. Rather than just an activity, software testing must be considered as one of the most important practices inside the Software Development Life Cycle. In this eBook, we will focus on performing test management and quality assurance in Jira Software. We will share awesome Jira apps used by Fortune 500 companies like Porsche, Audi, Vodafone, Lufthansa, Nike, Audi, Samsung and many others.
  |  By Xray
Learn how Test Automation.

Xray is the #1 Manual & Automated Test Management App for Quality Assurance in Jira. Xray supports both manual and automated tests, including BDD using Cucumber besides JUnit, NUnit, Robot and others.

Xray is built for every member of your software team to plan, track, and release great software:

  • Unify Testing and Development: No more excuses for untested code. Xray integrates directly with the leading SDLC software: Jira. With your development and test teams working in the same tool, you never ship untested or broken code again.
  • Automate & Organize complex tests: Native integrations with test automation frameworks like Cucumber, Selenium and JUnit improve your team’s efficiency. Xray’s test plan and advanced test folder structure make it easy to orchestrate and execute even the most complex test suite.
  • Make DevOps more than a buzzword: Empower your agile transformation with Xray’s extensible test management platform. Our REST API and out-of-the-box integrations make it easy to build your CI/CD pipeline. And Xray’s powerful reports and dashboard gadgets give you complete visibility into your test coverage and readiness to deploy.

Discover the future of testing with Jira today!