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.

I’m John Sonmez, best selling author of “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual” and one of my first official jobs in the software development industry was that of a tester.

In this post, I will tell you about the 7 most used software testing approaches and how you can use them to become a better software developer. 

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Product Validation: Make Sure You Do These 4 Things Before You Build A Product

The success of a new product depends on many factors.

Is there a market for the product? Is the product solving a major issue? And is your product being accepted by users and customers? In this article, we want to shed some light on the topic of product validation and answer the question: What can you do before you start developing a new product?
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Why every SaaS company should perform user tests

We often hear the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. It’s gotten a bit old over time, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

This phrase sums up the zest of the article you’re going to read now. Before you roll out any product, you always test it. You basically just make sure that everything you designed is there and it works exactly like you designed it.
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User Acceptance Testing explained in 8 GIFs

Not long ago we published the post “Bug tracking explained in funny GIFs“. We had a lot of fun writing it and got a lot of positive reactions. Therefore, we decided to write another post about a topic that is equally relevant to us: User Acceptance Testing. Many of our customers use Usersnap for User Acceptance Testing and we have written a few serious articles about this topic.

If you are new here: User Acceptance Testing is often the last step in software development. The idea is to test if a product works for the user. If you want to read more about how to get started with UAT we have some interesting articles for you. If are just here for the fun, read on! 🙂

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Fundamentals on setting up your User Acceptance Testing workflow

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve given you a deeper look into the world of User Acceptance Testing. And over this period of time, we have received questions on the workflows and processes behind UAT.

It’s quite a special topic for us too, since our bug tracking- & testing software is used by a variety of people and companies helping them in their User Acceptance Testing efforts.

In today’s blog post I’d like to show you what the actual workflow of UAT looks like. From planning to executing and to analyzing your UAT efforts.

Let’s get started.
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6 Tips For a Successful User Acceptance Testing Plan

A while ago, we published an article on “What User Acceptance Testing is all about” and a follow up article on “5 UAT Testing Types”. Since then, we got a lot of feedback from users and people asking for further advice on the topic of UAT.

Therefore we decided to sum up all those inquiries and answer the following question: ”What’s the key to a successful User Acceptance Testing?”

We put our heads together and collected the following six tips for you. Enjoy reading & have fun executing your next User Acceptance Test Plan.
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Should you outsource website testing?

OK, I get it. Everyone wants to get high quality at no cost. Right?

It is particularly in software that we see a clear trend towards outsourcing. This is nothing new.

Because of the increasing average salaries of developers and the difficulty in finding qualified engineers, many companies are welcoming the idea of outsourcing.

When it comes to testing, outsourcing might also look like an easy win. Promised high quality at no (internal) costs. Awesome.

But before you consider outsourcing for your company, I recommend that you ask yourself the following questions.
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Deconstructing User Testing

When interacting with our customers and blog readers, we usually find that everyone has a different set of ideas on proper user testing workflows. Blame it on the inconsistencies when it comes to the terminology of User Testing, Usability Testing or User Acceptance Testing. The need for clarification on this topic is certainly huge.

In this blog post, I will try to bring some light into the fields of Usability Testing as well as User Acceptance Testing. I will also highlight the main differences of both areas. Check out what user testing is all about.
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Why no one talks about agile testing…

… or how to be the first one who gets going with agile testing.

When working on digital projects and products, you probably encounter the term ‘agile‘ a lot.

The word agile is widely used (and sometimes misused). It refers to the methodology of project management which strives to establish certain principles of collaboration, flexibility and transparency. It emphasizes the importance of feedback throughout the entire development workflow.

So when it comes to testing, web development teams go back to traditional approaches rather than following the agile path.

In this post, I’ll give you an overview on agile testing as well as some useful guides on how to get started with the idea of agile testing.
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Mobile first: How to approach mobile website testing?

Smartphones seem to have taken over desktop computers in terms of usage. The number of smartphone users has increased tremendously in the last few years and by 2016, there will be more than 2 billion smartphone users. In addition, half of the internet’s usage comes from mobile devices.

This development affects also web design for some years. InVision recently stated in one of their blog posts:

“Responsive Design is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.”

Especially when it comes to testing, mobile website testing still is in its child’s shoes and developers face a hard time getting the best result out of their work.

In this blog post we are going to show how to set up the perfect mobile website testing workflow and how to easily conduct browser tests for mobile.

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