QASymphony’s 10 Hottest Software Testing Blog Posts of 2017

As we enter the second half of 2017, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on some of our most popular content from the first part of the year. Our topics ranged from useful test metrics, to navigating the SDLC, to our favorite software development resources. We understand that the world of software testing can seem daunting if you don’t know where to look to stay updated and in the know, but we’re here to help.

We’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts from the first half of 2017 to help you navigate the ever-changing world of software testing:

  1. 64 Test Metrics for Measuring Progress, Quality, Productivity & More: Software testing metrics are useful to both measure and monitor your test activities. When we ask ourselves “what have we tested?”, metrics provide insights into your team’s test progress, productivity, and the quality of system under test, as opposed to just answering “we have tested it“. Check out this post for 64 of the metrics that are most often used by testers and QA Managers. Continue Reading.
  2. Using JIRA for Test Case Management (Challenges, Pros/Cons, Tips & More): What exactly do you need to know when it comes to using JIRA for test case management? This ultimate guide to using JIRA for test case management will cover everything including the challenges of using JIRA, customizing JIRA for testing, pros and cons of using strictly JIRA for test case management, options for integrating testing tools with JIRA, and tips for finding the best solution mix for your testing needs. Continue Reading.
  3. Functional Testing Types – 25 Best Practices, Tips & More: Functional testing reviews each aspect of software to ensure its working properly. So while functional testing looks an an application’s ability to execute, non-functional testing looks at its overall performance. Regardless of what type of functional tests you’re running, there are several different methods you can use to execute those tests and organize your efforts. To help you get started, we’ve created a list of the twenty five most popular functional testing methods, including what they are, when to use them, and tips and best practices for doing them right. Continue Reading.
  4. 7 SDLC Phases: An Insider’s Guide to the Methods, Tools & More: What does it actually mean to cycle through the Software and Development Life Cycle phases in today’s world? In this guide, we will drive into the SDLC phases, breaking down each phase by trends, types of tools, and what each phrase means for developers and testers. Continue Reading.
  5. 101 Software Development Resources (Courses, Blogs, Podcasts & More!): Whether you’re a seasoned expert or looking to start a career in software development, it’s important that you’re always learning and keeping pace with the fast moving and ever changing world of software development. Keeping up with all of the best software development resources can be a daunting task, so we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the top 101 software development resources. Continue Reading.
  6. 7 Software Testing Best Practices No One Talks About: The quality of the software we use and the value it delivers come down in large part to the quality of its pre-market testing. So if you want to become a top-notch tester and ensure your software is of the highest quality before it falls into the hands of users, what do you need to know? Read on for insights from the testing experts at QASymphony. Continue Reading.
  7. Why the HPE New “Spin-Merge” with Micro Focus Spells Trouble for HP Quality Center/ALM Customers: Back in September 2016, we predicted the sale of HPE Software. And we were right. But what does this mean for the users of these HP software products or the companies that have invested millions of dollars in these tools? If you’re concerned about the future of HP software, read this article for some things you need to know and be aware of. Continue Reading.
  8. Quality Jam 2017 Presentations: Back in April, we held Quality Jam 2017, our annual software testing conference. With over 400 attendees and several insightful speakers, it was an incredible 2-day event. You can read all of the details about this year’s conference in this blog post, as well as re-watch and share all of our keynote and session recordings. Continue Reading.
  9. Test Management Research 2017 – Top Challenges, Recommended Practices & Technology: Check out this test management guide for insight from test management experts on top challenges, recommend practices, and technology to bring it all together. Continue Reading.
  10. The Software Development Lifecycle Technology Landscape 2017: In the past decade, the explosion of software has changed everything, but software doesn’t just magically appear on the market. Between coding, building, testing, etc., there’s a lot that happens in the middle, and these activities are just as important as anything else. Perhaps nothing else demonstrates this growth better than a look at the enormous amount of technology now available to assist at every step of the SDLC, so be sure to take a look at our guide. Continue Reading.

Although we are in the second half of 2017, we have plenty of fresh, upcoming content that we’re excited to share. Subscribe to our blog for more content and updates!

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