What is Test Environment and Why Should It Be Planned Within the Software Lifecycle?

Test environment is a server environment where software is checked in terms of functionality and controlled that the business needs are met in terms of performance, as well as other various needs by the team developing the software before the software meets the end user. These changes may vary depending on the content and needs of the project and/or the methodology followed in the project. Recently, especially after the increase in the popularity of test automation in the market, it has become a common problem for companies. The main source of the reason for this problem that comes along with [...]

The Return of Investment of Test Automation

In today’s competitive business world, it is unavoidably important that the businesses have as much profit as possible out of what they have to sell. It’s like squeezing all the juice out of an orange to make the most amount of juice. But of course, this is expected as growth rate is important in the business world. The situation is not so different in software development businesses either. But of course, software development is mostly time variant more than any other business types because other parameters affect the processes minimally, and the latency to assert a totally new product or [...]

Flaky Tests and How to Reduce them

In the last few decades, the tech world has been evolving with such an increasingly high rate. Due to this fact, even keeping up with the changes poses great challenges. Especially for software development and testing purposes, the changes are too risky to dismiss. With the booming mobile industry came the challenges of having an understanding of different mobile operating systems and being able to deal with them. With the blossoming of various browsers both for mobile devices and for computers rose the issues of changing mechanisms. Building scalable and configurable automated tests are crucial and require much more tedious [...]

Choosing the Right Device for Mobile Testing

As the number of mobile users surpassed the desktop users in 2014, companies started to pay more attention to mobile. Since then, the mobile market and the number of mobile applications grew exponentially and testing efforts for these applications increased as a consequence. Currently, there are two major operating systems dominating the mobile market. Android leads the market with 83% share, followed by iOS; 15%. Other operating systems such as Windows Phone, Blackberry, etc. are smaller players compared to Android and iOS. Apple users are very loyal to the brand, many update their mobile devices’ operating system right after its [...]