Posts tagged with: testers

Getting Started with Appium

Getting started with Appium If you’re at the beginning of your software testing journey, Appium could be the right step towards gaining new automation testing skills with mobile testing. With web and mobile applications becoming a necessity in our day-to-day lifestyle, we find ourselves looking for a particular app for everything we do without realizing...... Read More

Getting Started With API Testing

If you are a junior looking to enhance your skills or a more experienced tester looking to revise your knowledge, you came to the right place.  This article will present what API testing is, what tools you can use, and how to get started with it. What Is API? Firstly, API is an acronym for...... Read More

Employee Spotlight: Camelia Sfîrlea

What is your role at BetterQA? I work as a Marketing Analyst. My responsibilities vary from doing Lead Generation searches to writing technical articles for junior testers and assisting with our LinkedIn. Whenever I have some time to spear, I help my colleagues from the HR department with headhunting. Before BetterQA, what previous jobs did...... Read More

Employee Spotlight 06: Alex Boda

We are back at presenting our manual testing team to you! This time, we talked to Alex Boda. With an exciting background in special wedding effects and even managing the event planning team, Alex embarked on the opportunity to switch careers to the software testing industry when one of his friends suggested our company. Find...... Read More

Testing Behind The Scenes – Smart Data Integration Project

What is a data integration platform? A data integration platform allows IT professionals to bring together data from multiple sources and provide a comprehensive, precise, and up-to-date dataset for BI, data analysis, and other applications and business processes.  A Smart Data Integration platform creates solutions customizable for each business. It is used to simplify and...... Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Selenium

If you’re at the start of your software testing journey, a beginner’s guide to Selenium could be the right step towards gaining new skills to kickstart your career.  As you gradually learn new terms such as Java and C# (object-oriented languages used in programming), you will notice the concept of automation testing – specifically Selenium...... Read More

The 7 Principles of Testing 

The seven principles of testing have been established by the ISTQB as testing and software development has evolved over the years and are considered the core of testing.  Principle 1: Testing shows the presence of defects  Software testing indicates the presence of defects, but it cannot demonstrate that there are no defects.  More straightforward, software...... Read More

Acceptance/ Sanity/ Smoke Testing: A QA Guide

Let’s talk about the differences between smoke testing, sanity testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT). Generally, there is some confusion surrounding the topic of smoke testing vs. sanity testing. You might also be confused about why UAT is next to them. We want to clear it all out in this article. Since all of them...... Read More

Software Testing Career Path: Switching to QA Part II

Last week, we asked our colleagues about their experiences before and after switching careers. If you’re thinking about taking the leap yourself but are hesitant, check out these other two interviews we got! From Salesman to QA Our third employee talked a bit about the difficult road from a sales position to a software tester...... Read More

Software Testing Career Path: Switching to QA Part I

People from all fields are migrating towards a career in software testing. They don’t always have IT experience, but they all share a passion for technology and want to learn more about it. Our recruiters can vouch for it. We asked our colleagues about their experiences before and after switching careers. If you’re thinking about...... Read More

Employee Spotlight 05: Rucsandra Brun

Meet the manual testing team: Rucsandra Brun We are back with another employee spotlight. This time, we are presenting another one of our manual testers: Rucsandra’s two big passions are testing and video games, so there’s no wonder she tried to have a career doing both. Before embarking on a software testing journey, she worked...... Read More

Working From Home When You Have Kids

Adjusting to working from home during the pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenge, even more so if you happen to have kids. We wanted to hear all about it, so we asked our colleagues how they manage to have two demanding jobs: software testing and being full-time parents. How did you balance working from home...... Read More

How to handle Dev-QA interactions if things don’t go according to plan

As a software tester, your main focus should be reporting issues and prioritizing customer satisfaction. However, doing it successfully depends on many factors outside of your control.  Your teams need cooperation. How to foster it? Most of the time, the testing process is directly impacted by the development team’s workflow. Many misunderstandings can pop up...... Read More

Bug reports: how to write expected results

A successful bug report shows the developer the difference between the expected behavior and the actual test results. It is a tester’s job to know how to write actual and expected results properly. Following the bug summary, the actual results describe the output as initially observed by the tester, regardless of what the software is...... Read More

Time-wasters in the QA Process

The testing life cycle involves time-consuming, complex processes, so tech teams are constantly working together to smooth out the process and get rid of any time-wasters. We’ve compiled a list of factors that might help you cut the dead ends.  Incomplete Documentation The main factor that slows QAs down is the lack of proper documentation...... Read More

Employee Spotlights 02: Flaviu Sălăgean, QA Engineer & Talented Guitarist in his Free Time!

It’s time for another employee spotlight: let’s talk about Flaviu Sălăgean! Having a head start in tech as a UI/UX designer, Flaviu Salagean quickly became one of the most valued testers at our company. Although not in his plan originally, he is now one of the very skilled QA Engineers working at BetterQA, all because...... Read More

BetterQA joins the top 7% at Pangea.ai!

We are proud to announce that we have successfully been verified as Pangea.ai vendors! That means we are now part of an exclusive community of software engineering professionals where transparency and quality are the only way in. To begin with, here’s how it happened and what the verification process means for our company moving forward....... Read More

Employee Spotlights 01: Bianca Iancu

Walking in the Shoes of Bianca Iancu for a Day Our team is our strongest suit! It’s about time you get to know it through a new series of posts on our blog: employee spotlights! The first one to go is one of our QA Engineers, Bianca Iancu! Bianca joined us right after finishing her...... Read More

Cheat Sheet Guide for QA: File Upload Testing in 11 steps

The file upload feature is becoming a more and more essential part of any program. That’s because, on many platforms, users usually need to upload their photo, CV, or a video showcasing a project they are working on. But what can we as testers do if they don’t upload what the product owner requested when...... Read More

2020-in review

Despite the stress of the pandemic and project cuts, we still managed to reinvent ourselves. We found new, creative ways to obtain projects and still had time to train our resources by attending workshops and tutorials. Something we can say with certainty about 2021 is that we will continue to ensure the highest software quality...... Read More

Organizing Testers and Testing

There is an ongoing debate around organizing testers and testing. Our plan is to summarize it for you. The first half of this article will be about testing and the second about testers. Essentially, there are 3 different types of testing: Inside the project, within the development team. As an independent team providing services to...... Read More

Challenges of Mobile Application Testing?

In the mobile world, many challenges are uncommon or uncritical in desktop or server software. Testers must be aware of these challenges and how they might impact the success of the application. Typical challenges in the mobile world include: Multiple platforms and device fragmentation: Multiple OS types and versions, screen sizes, and display quality.  Hardware...... Read More

Introduction to Charles Proxy on MacOS

Charles is a fast and powerful recording tool you can use to inspect and analyze requests made from/to your computer. Providing many essential features, I’ll quickly describe below some of the main ones, including the SSL Proxying, Bandwidth Throttling, and the general overview and details of the information that is passing through the proxy server. Installation The latest...... Read More

Benefits of Test Independence Within a Project

A chef should not certify the dish they made. Developers who wrote the code should not also be testing it entirely. Businesses hire objective software testing teams for a reason; the most notable is that developers shouldn’t certify their code. If they do, that just outrightly infringes the central principle of software testing.  In this...... Read More

Practical Audio Testing

How to create audio files with different specifications One of the most basic methods to create audio files with different bit depths, sample rates, and bit rates is by converting a high-quality track to different file formats. The reason for using a high-quality track is that most audio formats are compressed. You can compress a...... Read More

Theoretical Audio Testing

Audio apps are extremely common nowadays, and they represent a significant part of our lives. To ensure an excellent user experience, their specifications need to be tested thoroughly and work flawlessly.  In this article, we’ll discuss the theoretical aspects of audio files and audio testing, creating a testing base before starting the actual process of...... Read More

Introduction to Postman

This article is meant to provide a short and comprehensive guide on how to use Postman. Without this tool, a QA couldn’t live long and prosper during the troubled times a Sprint leads to. What is Postman? In a nutshell, it’s a tool used in development and testing. It’s one of the most powerful tools...... Read More

Bug Priority vs. Severity Levels – How to Identify Them

Here’s a good practice for ticket workflow – add priority and severity levels. Bug Priority vs. Severity Levels Although they’re connected, it’s important to note the differences between them.  Who sets the priority of the bug?  Stakeholders, project managers, the product owner, or the client. This helps prioritize the workflow based on the business needs.  Who’s responsible for adding...... Read More

The QA Perspective of Managing Local Git Repository

In this article, we’ll show you the QA perspective of managing local git repository. You’ll also find out how to rebase and clean your branches. Buckle up! 1- Rebasing your branches Basically, rebasing means updating the branch with the latest code from the master branch. This way, you’ll make sure that you’re not testing outdated...... Read More

STLC – Software Testing Life Cycle

STLC – Software Testing Life Cycle is a rigorous process that includes many different activities. Test execution (including checking of results) is only one of these activities. The test process also includes test planning, analyzing, designing, and implementing tests, reporting test progress and results, and evaluating the quality of a test object. Next, we’ll show you a summary...... Read More
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