Cross Browser Testing

Cross Browser Testing

Our organization recently implemented Sharepoint 2010. During testing, functional users noticed that the application “looked different” or rendered information that was impossible to read on different browsers. The test team was called in to help after the...
Stop Cheating in Your Performance Tests

Stop Cheating in Your Performance Tests

There are two dangerous practices that are rampant in performance testing right now – shrinking or removing think times and extrapolation of test results. Collectively we need to work to put an end to these practices and start testing more realistically to...
Preparing for the Online Holiday Season

Preparing for the Online Holiday Season

If you’re a software tester or quality assurance (QA) professional for any business with a heavy stake in the holiday season – i.e. a retail, hotel, airline, car rental or parcel shipping company – you know that early, thorough planning is essential to ensuring your...
Ask the Tester: Scott Barber

Ask the Tester: Scott Barber

A U.S. Army Officer turned performance tester, Scott Barber is probably best known as the co-author of Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications by Microsoft Press. In the 11 years since Scott became a self-proclaimed “career tester of software systems”...
Running The Database Race

Running The Database Race

11/1/2005 How to Get Your Relational Database Up to Speed Right Out of the Gate The overall speed of an application will often depend on how fast the database runs. Most mission-critical business applications have at their core a relational database that maintains key...