Test Management Add-ons for Jira || Zephyr

Testing is an Integrated in to project Cycle to allow you to track the Quality of the Software and take deciosn for go and no go . Test issues can be created , report , track just like other Jira issues . Visualize all test executions by story; get a better sense of what has been tested and its level of quality, link features between the Test Cycles and Sprints, and track status and quality metrics with burndown charts and test boards.

Responsive Web Testing Strategy

Introduction

As the Probably Market Scenario and the  world most popular search engine that your small business sites should be responsive to rank on Google . The current Mobile Market share 83% is owned by Google stated in 2012 . The Algorithms Prefer Responsive design and the most recent Google algorithm update reinforces the search engine giant’s dedication to mobile-friendly pages.

Responsive web design (RWD) is becoming the preferred method for developing websites that look and work consistently on all devices . The idea behind this strategy is to give all users a seamless digital experience no matter what device, browser, screen size or orientation (portrait vs. landscape) they use. It also means ensuring that the functionality, performance and visual layout of websites are consistent across all digital platforms and various user conditions.

At first, this may seem like a no brainer, but when you factor in the importance of user experience (UX), the continuous testing of new features, and guaranteeing your website is working optimally on all browsers, devices, OSes and carrier networks, RWD is actually daunting and time consuming. Understanding how a responsive website actually behaves and looks across all digital platforms is a great challenge for many app development and QA teams.

What’s Driving the Shift to RWD?

The answer is simple. In today’s world, there’s no longer a difference between website usability and the platform used to consume data and services. According to Criteo’s State of Mobile Commerce report, 4 out of 10 transactions today take place on multiple devices . In that context, 48% of users today complain that the websites they use are not optimized for their smartphones and tablets. By that measure, delivering a great user experience across all digital platforms is a critical to driving more traffic and meeting business goals. Organizations that wish to be ready for new device and operating system releases should select RWD as their app development method because responsive sites are, by definition, designed to work on any device and platform.

Another reason for the shift to RWD is that it helps assure quality and fast website updates across all digital platforms. Because mobile and web evolved in parallel, many organizations created silo’d teams with different skill sets. They often relied on the same tools but disconnected roadmaps and different release schedules. This disconnect prevents web and mobile

DevTest teams from having control over the entire digital portfolio. When developing for different platforms, it’s hard to assess the quality of every digital viewport and function across web and mobile because different teams are executing different test cases instead of running tests side by side. The RWD approach is seen as the most efficient because it consolidates efforts, synchronizes the digital teams and reduces the R&D budget.

Market Secnario of mobile Vs Destop

RWD Test Plan Building Blocks

 

Here are the top five areas that need to be covered in an RWD test plan.

Test Scenario Test Description
Visual testing Assure RWD content looks right on any screen and platform.
Client side performance testing Test and measure the time it takes your website’s objects to render on screens and optimize the content size accordingly.
Navigation testing Assure that the site performs the expected function correctly (i.e. Log-in functions well across web and mobile platforms).
User condition testing Test your site across platforms for real user conditions such as incoming calls, ads, popups and other interruptions
Platform coverage Use analytics to test your website against all relevant devices, browsers and OS versions

 

Create Actionable Test Reports for RWD

One of the biggest struggles for RWD dev and test teams is identifying specific bugs. Even when they do identify the bugs, reproducing them is a huge challenge. For DevTest teams to efficiently develop, test and run through the continuous SDLC, they must have a deep, actionable, side-byside synchronized report for all digital platforms that shows which browser/ OS combination was affected by the bug. We’ve touched upon the importance of UI and visual validation as part of RWD test automation, but including validations of failure in reports makes a big difference in the time it takes to resolve bugs.

What should a RWD test report include?

  1. A side-by-side synchronized view of test results across all the platforms you are testing your website against
  2. The ability to filter only the failed combinations
  3. Actionable information from the failed test with
  • Screenshots
  • Platform debug logs
  • Network logs
  • Video

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Agile Software Development methodological analysis of applying on Software Development !!

Agile Software Development it is about how to work together to achieve a Common goal . The article is focus on, how the teams work together for common goal of Plan and development , build and deliver a best software Product .

Introduction :

Agile Software Development Methodologies is about how to apply the Plan and activities of development , to achieve the goal of Quality Product . The methodology is not only fit for developers and Testers only to Produce the Quality but also the Involvement of Team Leaders , Project Mangers , Product Managers , QA mangers, UX/UI designers etc .. any one who are engage in delivering the software. The focal Point of this technique that how the technology team work together and this increase the efficiency of team.

The requirement of Professional behavior does IT Industry know how to tackle the deadlines , dates, estimates , and all thing supposed to be done but we get very confused on these , and we do it badly .

 Testing is Agile Vs Waterfall :    Approach of Waterfall is a linear Sequential design Flow of Software Development  Process . It allows that any state of  development process start only when the previous State is Complete , and does Not define the process to go back in the Previous state to carry changes  of the Previous state .

In short Waterfall approach doesn’t allow the Changes in the Requirement at any time.

Waterfall images

Agile Comes in the Picture to over come the disadvantage of waterfall approach and Provide the instant solution for handling the changes in the requirement .  Instead of linear Sequential approach in agile Methodology follows incremental approach .

Developers start off with a simplistic project design, and then begin to work on small modules. The work on these modules is done in weekly or monthly sprints, and at the end of each sprint, project priorities are evaluated and tests are run. These sprints allow for bugs to be discovered, and customer feedback to be incorporated into the design before the next sprint is run.

The process, with its lack of initial design and steps, is often criticized for its collaborative nature that focuses on principles rather than process.

Test Process Agile Vs Waterfall : 

  • Test Process State
  • Test Planning activities
  • Requirements and Analysis
  • Test Design
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Interaction
  • Notes

Test Process State                              

  Test Process

Test Planning activities :    In waterfall Test Planning activities is to be done once before the testing Phase and Test Plan is reviewed rarely during testing phase activities

In Agile planning activities is to be  done before the project start and the end of the Project and Test Plan is reviewed at each sprint

Requirement and Analysis  :     In waterfall approach all the business requirement should have Clear Picture and cover all the scope of business coverage in detailed description . Requirement cannot be changed in the middle of the development (Rarely happens).  In waterfall it is very difficult task for the test team to initiate any changes in requirements .

In Agile Product owner , team management Prepare the business requirement every day during the Project development . it doesn’t depends that the coverage have full scope or in detailed description .requirement are changed as per business and scenario of market , and test team have not any problem in requirement changes .

Test Design Approach :  in waterfall the Test case design is for all functionalities at a time . In Agile Test case are designed for current release or Sprint

Acceptance Testing :  In Waterfall approach when system testing is completed, the product can be sent to users or customers  for acceptance testing. If the users are internal to the company, the testing is usually called alpha testing. If the users are customers who are willing to work with the product before it is finished, the testing is beta testing. Both alpha and beta tests are a form of pilot tests in which the system is installed on an experimental basis for the purpose of finding bugs.

In Agile the acceptance Testing can be done by the Test team on each iteration of before the delivery or release of each sprint . in Agile the Product Owner is the person responsible for maximizing the value of the product , including customers and users, and is in fact the other authorized entity mentioned in the definition of User Acceptance Testing. By collaborating closely with the Development Team, the Product Owner can continuously deliver feedback about the product and a can accept a user story to be done when it meets the definition of done.

Interactions :  In waterfall  test team is completely separated From the Development  team  and there are formal rules of communication between different departments

In Agile there is only one integrated Team  and there are no rules of communication between departments .

Notes :

 In waterfall

  • Verbose and extensive Documentation
  • Estimates often are Provided by the test Manger
  • Each Engineer is responsible for a small part of the Product
  • Regression Cycle Includes whole Test case and it Performed rarely

In Agile

  • Documentation must be exactly as long as necessary
  • Estimates often are Provided by the test engineer
  • Each test Engineer select a task
  • Each Test Engineer is responsible for the whole Product
  • Regression Cycle Includes only needed , Test case are Performed in each iteration

 

Could We repeat that What is Web application?

Search the phrase “what is web application ” on google there are hundred of articles you find . this article is also one of them to understand that what is web application and we are here to repeat the same .

Lets start …

web-applicationWeb Application , Application Runs on browser take information as a inputs and store on web server for retrieving it next time ,web application architecture principal is “Request & Response” .

In Web Application your web Browser work as a client end and communicate with web server where the information is stored , Web server served the information to the client as per requested  by client and response by the web server.

Web applications ease the developer of the accountability of structure a client for a particular type  of computer or a specific operating system. Since the client runs in a web browser, They can be running windows 8,Windows XP or Windows Vista, Linux , MAC. They can even be using Internet Explorer , Firefox, Chrome or Safari  though some applications require a specific web browser

Web applications usually use a combination of server-side script (ASP, PHP, etc) and client-side script (HTML, Javascript, etc.) to develop the application. The client-side script deals with the appearance of the information while the server-side script deals with all the hard  objects like storing and retrieving the information.

What is the Future of Web Applications?

Most web applications are based on the client-server architecture where the client enters information while the server stores and retrieves information. Internet mail is an example of this, with companies like Yahoo and MSN offering web-based email clients.

The new push for web applications is crossing the line into those applications that do not normally need a server to store the information. Your word processor, for example, stores documents on your computer, and doesn’t need a server.
Web applications can provide the same functionality and gain the benefit of working across multiple platforms. For example, a web application can act as a word processor, storing information and allowing you to ‘download’ the document onto your personal hard drive.

If you have seen the new Gmail or Yahoo mail clients, you have seen how sophisticated web applications have become in the past few years. Much of that sophistication is because of AJAX, which is a programming model for creating more responsive web applications.

A bug a Day Helps Your Occupation To Test And Play Around with Application !!

Every Monday to Friday working  is just a thing we do , Shouting  and Playing around the bugs  to break the application in any

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way is the primary task of a software Tester . Tester does not mean the Physical  testing . I am ‘tester in a life’ , and a Principal ‘Testing Engineer’ second .  It’s  Saturday not a working day  no meeting , no bug and just in comfort Zone .

When we  Compare our self from starting  of the day to the end of the day , we checked out  the things with different  vision , Scrutiny   and enjoyed talking about  the Testing . bugging out from year  with different roles  make you capable to enjoy the Software testing to make the Product best .

Testers that want to do, care about each other. You can inspire others by being there just as much as the speakers inspire you. You may not realise know how much you can contribute, but  speaking to one person will provoke thought and a new idea that they can apply to their own life and their own goals.

In my personal opinion software tester job is always thankless but As long as you are a motivated tester ,  I guarantee  you feel good when all things right at end .

Developers are not good testers. What you say?

Dev Vs Tester
There are not so much different but they have different path for the same goal to improve Quality

This can be a big debate. Developers testing their own code – what will be the testing output? All happy endings! Yes, the person who develops the code generally sees onlyhappy paths of the product and don’t want to go in much details..

The main concern of developer testing is – misunderstanding of requirements. If requirements are misunderstood by developer then no matter at what depth developer test the application, he will never find the error. The first place where the bug gets introduced will remain till end, as developer will see it as functionality

Optimistic developers – Yes, I wrote the code and I am confident it’s working properly. No need to test this path, no need to test that path, as I know it’s working properly. And right here developers skip the bugs

Developer vs Tester: Developer always wants to see his code working properly. So he will test it to check if it’s working correctly. But you know why tester will test the application? To make it fail in any way, and tester surely will test how application is not working correctly. This is the main difference in developer testing and tester testing.

Should developers test their own work?

  personally don’t mind developers testing their own code. After all it’s their baby .They know their code very well. They know what are the traps in their codes? Where it can fail, where to concentrate more, which is important path of the application. Developer can do unit testing very well and can effectively identify boundary cases.

This is all applicable to a developer who is a good tester! But most of the developers consider testing as painful job, even they know the system well, due to their negligence they tend to skip many testing paths, as it’s a very painful experience for them. If developers find any errors in their code in unit testing then it’s comparatively easier to fix, as the code is fresh to them, rather than getting the bug from testers after two-three days. But this only possible if the developer is interested in doing that much testing.

It’s testers responsibility to make sure each and every path is tested or not. Testers should ideally give importance to all small possible details to verify application is not breaking anywhere.

Developers please don’t review your own code. Generally you will overlook the issues in your code. So give it to others for review.

Everyone is having specialization in particular subject. Developers generally think how to develop the application on the other hand testers think how the end user is going to use the application.

Conclusion:

So in short there is no problem if developers are doing the basic unit testing and basic verification testing. Developers can test few exceptional conditions they know are critical and should not be missed. But there are some great testers out there. Through the build to test team. Don’t waste your time as well. For success of any project there should be independent testing team validating your applications. After all it’s our (testers) responsibility to make the ‘baby’ smarter!! 

What is Software Testing ?

Software Testing
Software Testing means bug free Product

Software Testing means a quality Product comes out that is Bug free and meets all its business need or is a Process of Evaluating that Software is running on the Quality Parameter of End User. For the quality product it goes through many evaluation process that comes under the Software testing.

For the Quality Product it is necessary  that it Meets the Guidelines at every level of software development Life Cycle and in this Phase Software Testing is essential  piece of Job.

  1.  I think that at initial phase of requirement analysis (Which we discuss in next topics) where Business requirement & there needs must be meet to the technical and design to build the right system .
  2.  IT Meet all the guidelines of Validation and Verification of business needs so at the end a quality Product should comes out.
  3.  At Every Phase of developing a software product the main concern and high Priority task of team management is a quality product.
  4. For a Quality Product Software Testing team is highly responsible as compare to other teams.

The Main formulation of software testing is to approached the desired result of outcomes from the software Product. Testing  a software is a result Oriented for the quality Product .

Software Testing Quality Policy 

  • Pass Customer’s, Stakeholder , Business  Requirements .
  • Communicate effectively
  • Inspire individual growth, employee and employer satisfaction, innovation and business success.
  • Continually Improvement as per the business needs
  • Be ethical, virtuously accountable and follow with all legal requirements.

The agenda comes out at its final conclusion from software testing that Product that coming is bug free , meets all the business requirement of stakeholder and end user.