Posts filed under: How To’s

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

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

How to Prepare for the ISTQB Exam

Software Testing is a great domain to start your IT career. No wonder it’s gaining more and more popularity! Whether you are a fresh graduate looking for your first job or just want to go on a different career path, the ISTQB certification is a way to stand out. Why the ISTQB Certification? It is...... Read More

How to Test APIs: QA Guideline

In this guide, we will cover how to test APIs or the Back-End side from a QA perspective. We believe that API testing is a crucial part of the SDLC, and it should not be forgotten. This type of testing can be one of the most challenging parts of testing because APIs can be complicated....... 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

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

JIRA Workflow

Ticket status explained: Submitted: All the tickets we create end up with this status, placed in the backlog. To Do: We selected the tickets in the current sprint but haven’t started working on them yet. *Note: You might not need both Submitted and To Do.  On some projects, we use the Submitted to indicate that the tickets were...... Read More

Angular CLI – Local Branch Compiling for Mac Users

If you want to find out how to compile a local branch (using a LAN IP address) to access it from any device, you’ve come to the right place.  This method of compiling is used for Web projects based on Angular CLI. It uses the WiFi router’s IP address to access a specific branch with...... Read More

How to Add a Bug

One of the most important roles of a QA tester, among other things, is to find problems within the software that's being tested and report them to be fixed. This means that reporting a bug correctly is essential to its removal and improving the overall experience... Read More

Protractor Quick Guide

Initial Setup In our case, following the Protractor’s guide didn’t help us out too much when it came to starting an automation project.  So, we thought we’d help other people by filling in the gaps we noticed. Before you start using protractor, make sure all the dependencies have been installed correctly. To do that, use this command...... Read More