Establishing procedure amidst a constant state of change may seem like an absurdity, but this is what today’s software companies face when it comes to testing their web applications across an expanding matrix of new browsers, plugins, third party apps, programming languages and more. This whitepaper will help you stay on top of the latest trends in web app testing, including topics such as:
Identifying the QA Bottlenecks
Reproducing defects, filing bug reports and “verifying” fixes are tasks commonly believed to be bottlenecks in the testing process. They are not. While they can comprise close to 20% of a test team’s duties - and while testing teams are often blamed for delays in these processes - it is often actually a bottleneck on the development side (where the engineers are competing with their own challenges, obstacles and deadlines). We'll show you why it's critical to work with development (rather than blame them) to improve the quality of the software prior to code completion, and how it will improve...continue reading...
Plugins: Proceed With Caution
Plugins remain a significant problem for web application developers. In fact, most of the security issues on the web today are a direct result of Flash and Acrobat bugs. In many cases, people end up with ancient versions of Acrobat reader that can run random exploits simply because they forgot to make the needed updates. Also, while the sheer number of browser plugins has declined in recent years, extensions have gained in popularity. While less common (and usually only found on more advanced users’ browsers), extensions can dramatically impact how an app will ...continue reading...
Know Thy Third Party Apps
When launching a web application, remember that it won’t operate in a vacuum. There are many third-party applications that could interfere with its performance. This could include apps like live chat, eCommerce checkouts, search plug-ins, RSS feeds, embedded video and audio players, web analytics packages, social networking modules and more. Additionally, if your web application relies on Flash, HTML 5, Java and other rich-media tools then multimedia testing - including load testing - will become a critical component of your testing. We'll show you where to focus your QA efforts when it comes ...continue reading...Get the rest of the story >>>