Testing Online Applications without being a Security Expert

As more and more organizations are pivoting towards having online presence or transforming into a digital organization, the need to have secure online application is becoming more of a necessity now. Gone are the days when security testing was an afterthought. Now it is baked into the test plan and test schedule. Traditionally, security testing…

Basic Selenium Automation in 30 Minutes

The main hurdle with Selenium automation is identifying the element on the web page. Once that is done, the rest is just performing actions on the element. Since you do not know how a web page is developed, you cannot expect the developers to follow the same standard. For example, in some web pages, elements…

What does a good Test Report look like?

Before we look at the content of a good test report, we need to understand the purpose of the report. Technical teams working on a project have various means to provide status update to each other. This includes daily stand-up meetings,  formal/informal defect triage, weekly project meetings etc. Senior management/stakeholders, on the other hand, need…

Can a good PM deliver better software?

My answer is YES. It all comes down to planning and managing the project properly. Defects cost Money! This may sound cliché but it is the truth. As IT organisations are transitioning from traditional delivery model to outcome based vendor delivery model, the impact of defects are becoming more profound. Think of a scenario where…

Personalised Marketing in Applications and Future of Testing

Those of you who have been watching Netflix, you know by now how Netflix recommends movies or TV series based on your viewing preference! So if you are a fan of Action/Thriller genre (like me), then Netflix will show you other movies/TV series that closely matches with your viewing pattern. This is not a new…

Application Release needs to keep pace with iPhone O/S Versions

As a Test Manager, you purchased an Automation tool for automating native or hybrid mobile applications. Then you purchased a set of new mobile devices e.g., iPhone with IOS version of 11.2. When you try to run automation on that mobile device, you find out that the tool only suppots up to IOS version 10.3….

How big an issue is “Recognition” within the team or organisation?

Pretty big in my opinion! Nothing can boost staff morale more than being recognised among their peers for their contribution or outstanding performance. Trust me! I have tried using both monetary and recognition as incentives. I have managed to get a group of my permanent staff a significant salary increase! Yes, the initial kudos from…

Don’t Blame Testing, it is an IT Issue

How many times have we heard below in meetings after a release? Why did Testing not find this defect? Why did Testing find this defect so late? Yes, there were environment issues. But why didn’t Testing finish on time? Yes, the code quality was poor. But why didn’t Testing find all the defects? People attending…

Requirements Gathering – Lessons Learnt from IT Perspective

One of the key complaints when working on a project is that requirements are not explained properly or at times completely ignored or missed. Let it be the development team or the test team or the technical support team, each team depends on the business requirements document to complete their software development lifecycle (SDLC) process. So…