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Testing Terms: V


Value-Based Quality - A view of quality, wherein quality is defined by price. A quality product or service is one that provides desired performance at an acceptable cost. Quality is determined by means of a decision process with stakeholders on trade-offs between time, effort and cost aspects. [After Garvin] See also manufacturing-based quality, productbased quality, transcendent-based quality, user-based quality.  Smile


Post date: 13-06-14

Automated Software Testing: An Example of a Working Solution

Because vendor-provided tools and open source solutions alone didn't meet the needs of our project for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) team developed a custom automation framework for the DoD's real-time, mission-critical systems. Our eventual solution used a mixture of available open source tools and other tools developed in-house.

Post date: 13-06-14

Testing Terms: Q


QMS - Quality Management System - QMS is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for planning and execution (production/development/service) in the core business area of an organization. (i.e. areas that can impact the organization's ability to meet customer requirements.)

Post date: 13-06-12

Testing Terms: W


WCF services - Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service endpoint can be part of a continuously available service hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application.


Post date: 13-06-10

Testing Terms: R

Did You Know...

Robustness testing: Testing to determine the robustness of the software product.

Post date: 13-06-09

Ranorex – UI Test Automation Tool for Professionals

Found something, which is unique to Ranorex. It has the ability to package a test case into EXE file, making it easy to integrate and activate within some other tools that are in the local Testing Lab. Even sharing the generated test report with the integrating system is easy, based on the open standards Ranorex is relying on. It can even be a part of your Integration and Gating testing after every build. The ability to create and activate your own hybrid tests can be timesaving for QA

  • Ranorex
Post date: 13-06-05

Test Data Management - Goals and planning

Test data management is a set of procedures that allows the company to create better solutions using test data sets. We mean, desktop or client-server software and database system as well as web-service or any other solution that deals with large scale data arrays. The first and most important step of the process is goal identification. The company should decide why test data sets or databases are important. Also, developers, QA engineers and administrators have to describe how test data helps to make software or hardware solutions better.

Post date: 13-05-23

Testing Terms: X

Did You Know

XMPP/Jabber - Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communications protocol for message-oriented middle-ware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language). The protocol was originally named Jabber, and was developed by the Jabber open-source community in 1999 for near real-time, instant messaging (IM), presence information, and contact list maintenance.

more interesting terms inside

Post date: 13-02-13

Telerik has just acquired Fiddler

Post date: 13-02-11

Testing Terms: N


Native Mobile App - A Native application (native app) is an application program that been developed for use on a particular platform or device. a native app is installed directly on a mobile device and developers create a seperate app version for each mobile device.


Post date: 12-07-09

Automatic Regression, Do we really need it ?

Regression done by the Automatic Testing Framework is not an easy task. It takes an Automation engineer and maybe more, good design, and a well-versed programmer to handle the task for a year or more.

Are we prepared for Automatic Regression? Is it worth the expense?

Here are some questions that can illuminate the subject:

Post date: 12-07-06

Automated Testing Tools, Compare and Select

You cannot complete a development process without doing an appropriate testing cycle. You start with manual testing but soon wish to add automated testings.
With the availability of so many testing tools, selecting the tool that will answer your needs becomes a job for professionals.
The tool analyzing process should be finalized with a check-box table that sums up all your system requirements, and point you towards the most appropriate tools, that you should try.
Your final selection will then direct you to the best suited tool for your work flow and testing needs.
Remember: There is no such thing as Best Tool, rather the Most Appropriate tool.

Post date: 12-06-17

Developers Need Automation, Yes/No? I say: They Must!!

Do developers need to test their own code, before releasing their module ?

There are a number of different ways that code can and should be tested by developers. Good and SOLID code is easily tested (TDD or at worst unit tested), but developers should definitely consider feature and functional testing to be their responsibility before expecting someone else to review it.

There are many studies on the cost advantage and value in finding bugs early, but also a good developer will not give buggyunconfirmed code over for review (or not?)

Post date: 12-06-12

Testing Terms: S

Did You Know...

Service Virtualization - service virtualization is a method to emulate the behavior of specific components in heterogeneous component-based applications such as API-driven applications, cloud-based applications and service-oriented architectures. It is used to provide software development and QA/testing teams access to dependent system components that are needed to exercise an application under test (AUT), but are unavailable or difficult-to-access for development and testing purposes. With the behavior of the dependent components "virtualized," testing and development can proceed without accessing the actual live components. Service virtualization is recognized by vendors, industry analysts, and industry publications as being different than mocking. (Wikipedia)

Post date: 12-05-31

Mobile Testing with Open Source VoIP

Open Source VoIP softphones are most needed when we want to start doing some test on our system, to get the real user experience. not all softphones are good for testing purposes but let's start examining those tools that are free. Please comment and suggest your own/preferred testing tool for our mobile/voip user experience test. Softphones are good for manual and automatic testing. Some even give an API for better testing and operation reliability. The one I selected are all top quality open source softphones.

Post date: 12-05-30

VoIP Performance - Testing, Tools Review

Do you know what is holding your VoIP performance?

Packet Loss, Jitter, Packet Delay, latency. All those things are network related and usually most VoIP quality problems come from the network. This article is focused on some free applications for testing VoIP networks performance. Good testing starts with free testing tools and keen eye, and in this special article, even ear. Network problems not only influence the traffic and data integrity, it effects the sound as well; sound and voice over ip. So, let's start presenting the free voip testing tools, and if you already know what you need then you are ready for the hardcore tools. Good VoIP deployment starts with proper testing.

Post date: 12-05-30


[Q-001] Looking for QTP and LoadRunner information centers

Information about QTP and LoadRunner, which are both HP tools can be found at:

HP website or support:

QATestingTools information center:

Post date: 12-05-28

Opensource Pros against Cons

Post date: 12-05-16

Database Testing

Database testing is a layered process

It consists of 4 layers: A)User Interface, B)Business layer, C)Data access layer, D)Database archive.

We can target our testing on specific layer or do black box testing on all layers according to user expectancy of the data flow. Many system and web softwares access databases from different back-ends. Testing productivity process is very difficult for client-server databases or web-based databases.

Data access layer is the only layer that deals with the database directly.The UI layer deals with the user, and the business layer verifies that the business rules and strategies are kept. And therefore, most of the database testing effort is on the data access layer.

Post date: 12-05-13

Testing Terms: M


Multicast Protocols - IP multicast is a method of sending Internet Protocol (IP) datagrams to a group of interested receivers in a single transmission. It is often employed for streaming media applications on the Internet and private networks. The method is the IP-specific version of the general concept of multicast networking.

Post date: 12-05-13

Testing Terms: B

Did you Know ?

Background Actions - In BDD testing, Background is some scenario, which is running before each scenario in the feature. In most cases, there is only one background per feature.

Post date: 12-05-05

Testing Terms: H

Few Words about Hybrid testing Framework - Hybrid testing framework should include Data Driven Testing abilities, Keyword Driven Testing abilities implemented with a Modular Framework which is much easier to maintain and reuse.
Hybrid testing is what most frameworks evolve into over time and multiple projects. The most successful automation frameworks generally accommodate both grammar and spelling as well as information input. This allows information given to be cross checked against existing and confirmed information. This helps to prevent false or misleading information being posted. It still however allows others to post new and relevant information to existing posts and so increases the usefulness and relevance of the site. This said, no system is perfect and it may not perform to this standard on all subjects all of the time but will improve with increasing input and increasing use. 

  • Hybrid Testing Framework
Post date: 12-05-03

Testing Terms: I


Interoperability TestingInteroperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate). Being able to accomplish end-user applications using different types of computer systems, operating systems, and application software, interconnected by different types of local and wide area networks. Software interoperability requires a common agreement that is normally arrived at via a industrial, national or international standard.

Post date: 12-05-03

Testing Terms: C

WHAT DO YOU KNOW about Code Coverage...

Code Coverage, same as Coverage Testing - Test coverage measures the amount of testing performed by a set of test. Wherever we can count things and can tell whether or not each of those things has been tested by some test, then we can measure coverage and is known as test coverage.
code coverage is a measure used to describe the degree to which the source code of a program is tested by a particular test suite. A program with high code coverage has been more thoroughly tested and has a lower chance of containing software defects than a program with low code coverage. Many different metrics can be used to calculate code coverage; some of the most basic are the percent of program subroutines and the percent of program statements called during execution of the test suite.

Post date: 12-05-03

Testing Terms: F

Did You Know ?

Fail - A test is deemed to fail if its actual result does not match its expected result.

Post date: 12-05-03




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10Levels ABID CONSULTING AccelQ Accord Software ActiMind AdaCore
AdaLog AgileLoad AgileWay Agitar Algorismi ALL4TEC
Andreas Kleffel Android Apache Apica Apollo Systems
Applitools AppPerfect Appsee ApTest Assertible Assure
Atlassian AutoIt Consulti .. Automation Anyw .. Automation Cons .. Axosoft Aztaz Software
Backtrace I/O Badboy BlazeMeter Borvid BrowserStack BSQUARE
BStriker Intern .. CA Technologies Canonical Canoo Engineeri .. Catch Software CelestialTeapot
Chris Mallett Cleanscape ClicTest CloudQA CodeCentrix CodePlex projec ..
Codoid Cogitek Compuware Configure IT Conflair ConSol
Core Services Countersoft CresTech Softwa .. CrossBrowserTes .. Crosscheck Netw .. Crowdsourced Te ..
Cucumber Ltd Cyara Cygnet Infotech DareBoost Databene Datamatics Glob ..
DevExpress DTM soft Dynatrace LLC EasyQA Eclipse EkaTechserv
Elvior Emmanuel Jorge Empirix EPAM Systems Equafy Esterel Technol ..
eXept Software .. Experitest Finaris Froglogic FrontEndART Ltd GeneXus
GitHub project gnoso Google Code Pro .. GrammaTech Gurock Software HelpSystems
HENIX Hewlett Packard .. Hexawise High-Tech Bridg .. Hiptest Hitex
IBM Rational imbus Shanghai Impetus Inflectra informUp InTENSO - IT Ex ..
Ipswitch Jamo Solutions Janova JAR Technologie .. JBoss Developer jClarity JetBrains Jively jQuery foundati .. JS Foundation Jspresso
Kanoah KMS Technology Kualitee LDRA Limited Litmus LoadFocus
Loadster Perfor .. MarathonITE Marketcircle Marketcircle Maveryx Meliora Ltd
Micro Focus Sof .. Microsoft Mobile Labs Mobile1st Mockaroo, LLC Monkop
Mozila MSys Technologi .. Navicat NeoTys Neowise Softwar .. NetCart
NORIZZK.COM Novosync Mobili .. NRG Global NTT Resonant OC Systems Odin Technology
OpCord Oracle Orcanos Original Softwa .. OW2 PANAYA
Parasoft PassMark Patterson Consu .. Perfecto Mobile Pivotal, Inc. Plutora
Postman (API To .. PractiTest PrimaTest Process One Programming Res .. Psoda
PureLoad PushToTest Python Q-Assurance QA Systems QACube
QASymphony QAWorks QMetry Quali Qualitia Softwa .. Quality First S ..
Quotium RadView Softwar .. Ranorex RedLine13 Reflective Solu .. ReQtest
RevDeBug Robotium Tech Rogue Wave Soft .. Rommana Softwar .. RTTS
Runscope Sandklef GNU La .. Sauce Labs Seapine Softwar .. SeleniumHQ Sencha
Sensiple Siemens PLM Sof .. SmartBear Softw .. SmarteSoft SOASTA SoftLogica
Softomotive Softsmith Solution-Soft SonarSource Sourceforge Spirent Technol ..
SQS Software Qu .. Square Stimulus Techno .. Swifting AB Synopsys T-komp
T-Plan TechExcel TechTalk Telerik By Prog .. Tellurium Test Collab
Test Goat Test Recon TestCaseLab Gm .. TestCraft Techn .. Testenium TestingBot TestLodge Testmunk Testomato TestOptimal
TestPlant TestPro Testuff The Core Bankin .. The MathWorks The Open Group Thoughtbot Thoughtworks Time Simulator Top-Q
Trace Technolog .. TrendIC TRICENTIS Tritusa Pty Ltd TWD Solutions P .. TypeMock
Tyto Software Ubertesters UniTESK Universal Test .. Usetrace Ltd Utrecht Univers ..
Validata Group Vanamco AG Vector Software Veracode Verifaya Corpor .. Verit
VersionOne Vornex Inc. WcfStorm Soluti .. We Are Mammoth
Web Performance .. Wintask Wireshark Found .. Worksoft Xceptance XK72
Xpand IT XQual ZAPTEST Zeenyx Software .. Zephyr Zeta Software
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