A 6-Step Guide to Web Application Testing

More and more web applications are being developed these days. And with each line of code being written, the potential for bugs arises.

Generally speaking, the costs of fixing bugs increase exponentially the later you find them.

The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM found that “the cost to fix an error found after product release was 4 to 5 times more than one uncovered during design, and up to 100 times more than one identified in the maintenance phase”.

And a study by the University of Cambridge found that software bugs cause economic damage of $312 billion per year worldwide.

These numbers highlight the importance of finding bugs as early as possible and to thoroughly test an application before it is released.

That is where web application testing comes in. Web application testing usually consists of multiple steps that ensure that an application is fully functional and runs smoothly and securely. It is an essential part of web development and ensures that an app is running properly before its release.

We put together a 6-step guide, which should give you an overview of what kind of tests to run to test your app.

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7 Common Types of Software Testing

Most developers have no clue about how testing is actually done, and how valuable the understanding of software testing basics can be for developers who really want to excel in their careers.

I owe a large amount of the success I have had in my career as a software developer to my background in testing.

Why?

Because I learned it the hard way.

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Beta Testing vs. User Acceptance Testing: When to use which?

Beta testing and User acceptance testing (UAT) are two of the most common types of tests to validate your development before launching your SaaS product or website. 

“Do I need to perform both? What’s the difference?” you may ask. In this article, you’ll read about the different use cases of the two and get guidance on setting up these testing processes and their environments. 

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Jira vs Trello – an Overview on the Best Project Management Tool

Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content in the field of project management. Especially when looking at the tool-side of project management. I see new tools popping up every other day.

With Jira and Trello – we looked at two major project management tools, their benefits and drawbacks and most importantly their main differences. Since Atlassian, the vendor of Jira acquired Trello, both project management tools are coming from the same company. But they are still competing over the same target group.

So if you’re thinking about making the switch to Jira or Trello, this article is the right place for you.
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10 Client Collaboration Tools for Web Development & Design Agencies

Running a web development agency, business owners cannot exist independently of their clients, client collaboration. Effective two-way communication between clients and managers, designers and web developers is a crucial process that can make-or-break the company’s success. 

A common way to improve efficiency across the business is by creating systems. Collaboration software is the ideal system that helps clients and web agencies to communicate, collaborate, share files and solve various issues on the fly.

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5 Biggest Challenges The DevOps Face in 2019

DevOps is a new movement that’s rapidly spreading through the technological community. While many might think it’s just a buzzword, It is really much more than that. By definition, DevOps is also known as “agile infrastructure” and it’s a cross-disciplinary community of practice which aims to optimize systems at scale. 

That might sound a bit complicated, but it’s much simpler than it sounds. Basically, it’s the practice of operations and development teams working together to speed up the development process and beyond. It’s a way to create more effectively, so it’s done a world of good for companies who need to focus on producing more products at a rapid pace.

However, it isn’t without its challenges. There are a number of roadblocks preventing DevOps businesses from finding success, and that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about in this guide. Once you know the 5 biggest challenges, you’ll also be equipped to overcome those challenges.

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25 Screen Capture Tools To Speed Up Web Project Communication

A picture is worth 1000 words. A very familiar quote and it still holds true, especially when it comes to screen capture. Capturing screen images has become a highly popular mode of visual communication in today’s world. New technologies have enriched working with screenshot images to fit the modern multi-location team structure. 

As per studies, 90% of information entering the brain is visual and that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. To save cost and time and improve productivity, a visual communication tool for your teams to understand issues faster is must-have. 

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TrackDuck is no more :( – use this TrackDuck alternative

TrackDuck was a solution for visual user feedback and many companies used it for a long time.

After it’s acquisition by InvisionApp, TrackDuck was no longer a strategic focus for the acquiring company.

Many customers of TrackDuck have to look for an alternative to TrackDuck. We want to offer a smooth migration for your visual feedback process.

We learned from the many TrackDuck customers that Usersnap is a great alternative.

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How QA Testing is Moving Up in Today’s Agile Value Chain

In the past, the core goal of testing is to find bugs and fix them. But the dynamics of IT and testing landscape have changed now.

Agile QA approach and user experience driven development (UXDD) have taken modern software development and testing by storm. 

Are your QA testers up to speed? 

As a QA tester or manager, how you scale up your skills to match today’s innovative challenges is the key to improving testing productivity and advancing your career prospects.  

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