New tool for Load Testing: Load Xen

We’re proud to announce launch of our load testing tool, Load Xen. You can use it to generate high amount of traffic to your application and figure out how your app did. Load Xen collects number of performance metrics during your test which will help you understand how your application performs under stress.
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Using Docker to manage and replicate test environments

About 5 years back I started this business, Test Collab, ever since then I was fortunate enough to work with so many developers, managers and testers. From micro-ISVs to Fortune 500 companies, I just loved how different people can give you so many diverse ideas.

So today I’m going to talk about an idea, or let’s call it a solution, if you will.

 

The problem

When you are manually testing an app, you have to deploy it again and again. To save time, some teams use shared testing environments, i.e. one app instance is used across whole team for testing (Not good – as it increases false bug reports).
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Unexpected downtime: 1 August 2016

Update: As of 9:20 AM GMT, 1 Aug 2016, all services are up and running normally. Thanks for your patience!

Today, because of bug in our server cleanup system few of the instances suffered data loss. As a best practice to ensure data integrity, we have decided to rollback to a backup of few hours ago. This migration will be over within 2 hours (By 8.30 AM GMT, 1 Aug 2016) and all services will be back to normal.

Meanwhile, We’ll be online on chat and reply any emails if you need any more information.

5 impactful questions a test management tool will answer in your team

Imagine you’ve joined a new organization as a QA manager and you see a great product. The product you think which can be next big thing.

Sure your new company isn’t where it can be right now, but it has huge potential.

 

So as a QA manager or anyone in charge of quality for that matter, where will you begin your job?

In most cases, companies hire staff for testing and leave them on their own. So when you are all alone against big responsibility, what to do?

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Step-by-step guide to integrate Ranorex Test Automation with Test Collab

Ranorex is easy-to-use test automation software (yet available for Windows OS only). A step-by-step wizard helps to set up the test environment and quickly get started.

For Windows application development and testing, it makes perfect sense.

Non-programmers can use the script-free drag & drop functionality, whereas professional programmers can use an API for C# and VB.NET to enhance their test suites and recordings.

It has a powerful GUI recognition covers all requirements in terms of accuracy and unique identification. It will recognize and find the element anyway even if the button’s shape or color changes. Facility to reuse code and action modules across multiple test cases with click & go functionality. This will save a lot of time when changing multiple test cases. Recording tests is very simple. Just press the record button, start your manual testing and It remembers all of the steps. Delete redundant steps with an easy-to-use editor.
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Manually testing Feature Branches the right way

For many teams it is essential to work with different branches at same time so the main repository stays stable while development can still progress at a fast rate. Developers can create their own branches from the trunk/baseline and work independently on it. (Read more about that on Martin Fowler’s blog)

This creates a few problems when it comes to testing:

  1. With the changes that occur in branch, some test cases are affected too and needs to be changed.
  2. Multiple branches means maintaining multiple copies of a test case.
  3. Testing individual branches requires a tester to refer to the updated list of test cases only.
  4. Some branches will be merged to trunk/master sooner than later, that means at some point you will be merging these updated test cases to the trunk/master.

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8 free new testing tools which are making development teams more productive

WOW, we’re seeing so much innovation in software testing this year.

A part of me can’t help but feel overwhelmed every time I see all these brand new awesome tools available which promises so much. More tools bring me more pressure, but they also bring insane improvements in how things get done in a team. That’s why – we never stop looking out for these new tools.

Every year new tools are doing exponentially more than their respective predecessor.

Imagine this:

About 8 years back, it took me over 100 hours to setup a simple CruiseControl build system from scratch for our very first product. Continue reading

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