No matter how big or small a development team is, no software is without bugs. Bugs can be minimized but not isolated. There will be always a case which nobody ever thought in team, one which would present you at worst possible timing.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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During your application life cycle a lot of new changes are made to existing features, and when these features change, so does your test cases. Do you know Test Collab stores all revisions of your test case? So every time you make a change in your test case, the old revision is automatically stored. This means you can keep track of such changes over time. Continue reading
Imagine being able to track your manual and automated test results from a same place. Sounds cool right? With Test Collab not only you can do exactly that but also assign tests to human or machine with just a few clicks without messing up with a dozen APIs or doing custom code. The bottom line is:
We know this is unproductive so we bring you our new improved remote executor.
For people who never read about remote executors yet, here’s a quick summary: Test Collab Remote Executor turns your machine into a test slave which is used to run automated tests. It posts all necessary info produced while testing to Test Collab server for analysis. Check the how-to screen cast here (little outdated) – it isn’t best explanation but will help you in a basic way. For further help, you can always reach our support team.
While we launched this quite a while back, but now we revamped the whole thing and added support for linux platform too. This is first stable release of our remote executor. Download here
I remember few weeks after our launch (in mid 2011), a potential customer emailed us saying that he needs to convince his team that using Test Collab would be better than using Excel for their software projects. Then we received a few more emails like this, and found out many corporates and big companies were stuck with Excel as a testing tool, it appeared they never even looked for a specialized tool.
Here’s a thought: Why not use a specialized tool instead, like Test Collab? You’ll spend hundred of hours maintaining a large sheet with thousands of records which becomes obsolete after a few months. Choosing such a cumbersome solution has only two possible outcomes: (a) No one in QA team will want to use the solution – because its ineffective and it wastes their time. (b) These spreadsheet will become so ugly and annoying as project grows that no one will be able to use it, even if they want.
So, want a reason to ditch spreadsheets (or Excel) right now? I’ll give you eight:
The point is: Using a test management solution is a crucial factor for software development, without one in place you might be losing without even knowing it.
And what’s worse than spreadsheets? Not managing your tests at all.