Overview of Appium Mobile App Testing

Achieving quality with speed is the key concern in Mobile App Testing and this can be achieved through automation testing and improving its quality. There are several tools available in the market for automation testing and one of the best automation tools is Appium. Now let us explore the features of Appium.

Webinar: The State of AI for Testing

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Test Automation vs Automated Testing: Key Differences & Pros and Cons

Automated testing and test automation far ago have ceased to remain options or choices for the development projects. Now as the DevOps and Agile approach getting huge traction across projects of all types and lengths, automation seems to have the key development methodologies.


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Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps

Acceptance Test Driven Development has become an industry buzz word, and that buzz has reached your automation doorstep. With all of the promises of conversational language test cases, increased communication, and productivity, this paradigm almost seems too good to be true.

How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation

In this webinar, we will focus on understanding How can we start trusting our automated tests again? Let’s explore what you can do to repair the situation-or, even better, prevent it from happening in the first place.

Overview of Appium Mobile App Testing

With the inception of smartphones, the mobile app market has seen explosive growth. Hence enterprises are focusing more on the quality of apps so that they can provide the best user experience to their customers. Consequently, we can see exponential rise and rapid technological evolution in the field of Mobile App Testing. Achieving quality with speed is the key concern in Mobile App Testing and this can be achieved through automation testing and improving its quality. There are several tools available in the market for automation testing and one of the best automation tools is Appium. Now let us explore the features of Appium.

The State of AI for Testing

In this webinar, Jennifer Bonine will discuss the impact and scope of AI in testing. She will address some of the most burning questions out there on the subject around its impact to testers and give practical advice for when and how to add AI to your testing practices.

The ROI for Test Automation – Are You Missing It?

Executives are always looking to cut costs and increase value. Test Automation is key in continuous delivery of digital assets for customers. But does Test Automation produce an ROI? If so, what is it? How can your department positively affect the bottom-line with test automation?

Test Automation vs Automated Testing: Key Differences & Pros and Cons

Automated testing and test automation far ago have ceased to remain options or choices for the development projects. Now as the DevOps and Agile approach getting huge traction across projects of all types and lengths, automation seems to have the key development methodologies.

The Impact of AI on Enterprise Testing

Come join this session, where I cover the basics of AI, existing problems with testing, discuss the key ways software testing can benefit from AI and the challenges involved in implementing AI-based solutions. Attending this session will help anyone to get started with AI-based testing.

Making Products that Matter – Value Driven Development in Practice

The objective is to support teams to develop products that matter. Value-Driven Development encourages teams to adapt and engage with end-users. The key is to develop products that are actually being used. A working product is useless when it is not being used, a quality product is pointless when it is not being used. Value-driven teams are user and usage orientated teams.

Exploring a DevOps Transformation Like a Tester

Just when we, as testers, got a handle on what Agile means for us, the landscape changed yet again to a DevOps culture. Words like continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD), and pipelines are now ones we’re hearing on a daily basis. As a tester, I’ll admit, I had no clue of what these words meant, and how was I to change the way I tested to fit within this DevOps culture.

Functional Vs. Non-Functional Testing: What Differentiates the Two?

Testing involves two types, one will be functional and the other is the non-functional testing. These types of testing are different – continue reading to learn about both of them.

AI and Future of Software Testing

At the turn of the 19th century, the industrial revolution replaced many manual jobs and that resulted in a better quality of life. At the same time, it also led to the loss of a large number of jobs in the short term. Since then there has been a recurrent fear that technological change will spawn mass unemployment. However, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning revolution, that the world has come to terms with, will be significantly different from the Industrial Revolution.

How to Safely Build Automation Using OSS

Building automated testing is always a delicate balancing act, with the best course of action heavily reliant on the type of testing, scale of the business and a host of other factors to boot. However, the choice between OSS and proprietary tools to safely build automated testing is a whole question in itself – we take a look at the key pros and cons to help you make the right choice…

Buy v. Build: 5 Things to Consider When Implementing a Mobile Device Cloud

In this presentation, Orlando will explore the following questions, outline the pros and cons of each buying and building, and provide key strategy and valuable tips to help enterprise mobility teams make the right decision when incorporating a mobile device cloud into their mobile app development and testing processes.

What Does Lean Software Development Mean For Testers?

Recorded 09/11/19 Lean has taken over software development. From Agile to DevOps, Lean manufacturing principles and...

Re-Shaping the Test Pyramid

In this session,​ Jennifer Bonine and Rick Faulise will explore new shifts in testing paradigms. Demonstrate an AI-first​ testing method that integrates with your current manual and automation testing, and understand AI that aids your app teams. Re-think where you want to spend time and money in your testing team in a challenge that plagues most companies of too much to test and too little time.

The DevOps Dilemma

Are you worried about your organization’s ability to cope up with the complexity of delivering at high velocity with excellent quality in multi-speed IT landscape and hybrid environments? Read some thoughts here about some Quality Engineering paradigms in DevOps world that we, Digital Assurance Services- Tech Mahindra, have implemented successfully with our customers.

Demystifying Accessibility

In this talk, we will confront misconceptions about what accessibility is and isn’t while taking an interactive look at how to test for usable, accessible and inclusive applications.

Cynefin for XPers

In this talk, Liz introduces the Cynefin framework to help make sense of different types of situations and how to approach them: the obvious ones, the complicated ones which require expertise, the complex ones in which outcomes emerge, and the chaotic ones that we’re usually trying to avoid. Find out how these simple concepts can help us counter our innate human desire for predictability, enabling change and innovation; not just in software development, but in every aspect of our lives.

Test Automation Strategies in an Agile World

Agile Development and Continuous Delivery are rapidly becoming the de facto standard for software development. The key business driver behind these initiatives: delivering new functionality to your customers faster. This is easy to state in theory but much harder to achieve in practice: the level of quality of your services must be maintained! If your system goes down once a week every week, your customers are unlikely to be happy.

5 Secrets for Simplifying Your Automated Test Cases

Are you tired of spending endless hours maintaining your automated test cases? Do you dread looking at test automation reports because of the tedious tweaks you know you’ll need to make from the latest updates from dev? Has your team lost its faith in test automation?

Keys to Effective Test Automation in DevOps

The ultimate goal of a DevOps approach is to deliver high-quality features to your customers at the pace they need. High performing DevOps shops point to continuous testing and test automation as key contributors to their success.

Accelerated Delivery with Accuracy in Testing: Happy End-User

Accelerated delivery is now mandatory, especially for digital transformation. That is the reason continuous delivery, low-code, no-code development is getting utilized everywhere. Application teams need to release the new features faster or update the features faster.

Zero Automation to Zero Fear in…More Than Zero Minutes!

As automation knocks on the door once again, for many there is a continued fear, when will I be automated away? While manual testing will continue for the foreseeable future, it never hurts to get introduced to the concepts of what might come next as a manual tester! The world of software development and software testing continues to change, and as it does, testing and development come to meet in the contested territory of DevOps.

AI Test Generation – What We’ve Learned So Far.

Since AI driven test generation was first introduced in 2017, much has been learned. Millions of test steps were generated and executed, finding thousands of bugs. We will dig into how the technology works, where it works and doesn’t.

Communication in Testing

The world of testing is always evolving – software development life-cycles, delivery models and team culture. We see this evolution affecting the way teams are constructed, what skill-sets are required, and the ownership of quality within the organization.

Testing in DevOps – A Testing Panel

Join our STP Community Webinar host, Smita Mishra, as she leads this panel discussion with Theresa Neate and Hilary Weaver-Robb. These seasoned Testing Professionals will discuss their experiences with testing, development, and a leadership perspective in a DevOps world. They will also discuss how testing has evolved, and the types of testing they are focusing on now.

Solving Performance Problems with AI

Sure, machine learning is nothing new. And artificial intelligence is nothing new. However, when we are starting to leverage these not-so-new “intelligence” tools in our work as test engineers, that is quite new. This webinar gives some advice based on some research over the last 2 years of burgeoning ideas about how we are going to conduct performance testing and engineering work with AI and ML.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Michael Bolton

Here is your opportunity to ask any questions to Michael Bolton. Michael is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve.

The QE/QA Role: Supporting DevOps the Smart Way

Focusing on more valuable automation, shifting traditional “right” tasks left, and tailoring refinement to account for more efficient activities are some of the topics we’ll discuss.

Three Tips for Dissolving QA and Testing Bottlenecks on Agile Teams

The modern-day quality assurance and testing practitioner is inundated with tools, techniques, and methodologies for...