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  Database Testing – Practical Tips and Insight on How to Test Database


Database is one of the inevitable parts of a software application these days. It does not matter at all whether it is web or desktop, client server or peer to peer, enterprise or individual business, database is working at backend. Similarly, whether it is healthcare of finance, leasing or retail, mailing application or controlling spaceship, behind the scene a database is always in action. Moreover, as the complexity of application increases the need of stronger and secure database emerge...

   Database,Tips,Practice     2011-06-29 08:47:40


  5 Amazing Firefox Add-ons That Ensure Superior Software Testing


In this rapidly evolving IT world, quality has become the primary parameter to achieve a niche position. The IT professionals are using an array of advanced software testing tools to ensure an excellent quality of the application. And among this set of highly sophisticated software testing tools and techniques, web browser has emerged as one of the simplest, nicest and affordable means which can be easily used, even on a daily basis for testing life cycle of the application. In fact, there is h...

   software testing, web testing     2014-11-25 07:38:51


  On testers and testing


Over the years, I’ve come to hold some strong. opinions on testing, testers and the entire business of quality assurance. Inspired by this post on Facebook’s testing, I wanted to write this down so I can point people to it. Some of this is controversial. In fact, even mentioning some of this in conversation has caused people to flip the bozo bit on me. Most product teams don’t need a separate testing role. And even if they do, the ratio of full time dev:full time test should be in...

   Software tester,Testing,Development,Understanding     2012-01-08 10:00:49


  Key challenges in Agile implementations


7Share6inShareAgile methodology was supposed to be a solution to solve all of our problems. But it looks like it’s not. Some issues appear when companies start to implement Agile in their organizations. A research has been done on seventeen companies using Agile methodology (People over processes: Key people challenges in Agile Development). Authors chose nine of the most often reported issues. I’d like to focus on four, in my opinion, most important. #1 Developer fear caus...

   Agile development,Chanllenge,Communication,Business     2011-11-30 02:55:04


  Measure the improvement of Google search algorithm


On the day of Google's 15th birthday, Google released its new "Hummingbird" search algorithm, this is the first time that Google changes its search algorithm since 2010 after the Caffeine algorithm. It will affect 90% of search results, according to Amit Singhal, Lead of Google Search. Some may be curious about how Google measures the improvement of a new search algorithm. There are many factors need to be considered, for example, accuracy, relevance, search depth etc. According to Amit Singhal...

   Google search,Algorithm, improvement     2013-09-29 23:25:53


  Office is confirmed to be on iOS and Android


In May, there were news that Microsoft Office software would be on iOS and Android platforms. Now Microsoft officially confirmed the news and said that the Office would be on iOS and Android in some form.Not too long ago, Microsoft Czech branch had said that the Office would be on iOS and Android early next year.Microsoft said: "As we shared previously, Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS, and we have nothing additional to announce today about retail availabili...

   Office,iOS,Android     2012-10-10 21:27:10


  Web Consistency Testing


Introduction Web Consistency Testing is a new form of Web testing that aims to answer the simple question: does this page look right? It's an automated approach to making sure a page looks the way we expect, whether that be cross-browser, over time (regression), in multiple locales, or whatever else we can think of. Kevin Menard, founder of Mogotest, presented an in-depth talk about what Web Consistency Testi...

   Website,Consistency,Testing,Consistency testing,Advice     2011-12-01 02:52:30


  IDC lists top 6 myths, realities about open source


Summary: What are the top 6 myths? That open source software will enter every market, is inherently innovative, it improves faster than commercial software, that it has less lock-in, that it’s free and that it has little benefit if one is not involved in the community. IDC calls these ideas “myths” but acknowledges there’s more than a grain of truth to all of them At its Directions 2012 conference in Boston today, IDC revealed the top 5 my...

   IDC,Open source,Reality,Free,Contribution     2012-03-16 08:47:53


  The Balanced Developer


In preparation for a recent team offsite, I spent some time thinking about what I hold dear as a software developer. One idea I kept coming back to is the notion of balance. I see balance manifesting itself several ways in the work of a successful developer, some of which follow.Speed Versus QualityThe most obvious example is the balance of development speed and quality. When building software, it’s never a good idea to write code as fast as possible without any attention toward maintainabilit...

   Balance,Software,Development,Speed,Quality     2011-11-15 03:02:19


  One interesting story about Chinese software development


I have once seen an interesting complaint written by one foreigner about Beijing South Railway Station (China) on foursquare. It says: "There is simply no way to buy a ticket at the machine unless you have a Chinese ID. What the hell they have English interface for then?" Apparently,the foreigner cannot buy ticket because he doesn’t have Chinese ID but there still presents an English interface for foreigners on the vending machine. Because of my profession, I find this awkward situation w...

   Software design,User experience,Importance     2012-03-26 14:42:50