Viewing File Contents In Unix – Log Files

At some point in your career as a Software Tester or a System Admin, you'd be required to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important reason...to help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned tester will immediately tell you that the first thing to be done, when a problem … Continue reading Viewing File Contents In Unix – Log Files

The Great API CheckList – Things to Consider When Working with API’s

When you’re designing, testing, or releasing a new Web API, you’re building a new system on top of an existing complex and sophisticated system. At a minimum, you’re building upon HTTP, which is built upon TCP/IP, which is built upon a series of tubes. You’re also building upon a web server, an application framework, and … Continue reading The Great API CheckList – Things to Consider When Working with API’s

Difference between a URL and a URI

Working as a web developer means it's good to know as much about how the internet works as possible. It also means you'll hear a lot of acronyms that aren't always used correctly. An example of some of the acronyms you'll hear are URIs and URLs. While they are used interchangeably, there are some subtle … Continue reading Difference between a URL and a URI

A Guide to Process Killing In Unix

In our everyday lives, we face this situation a lot of times when we have to exit a process forcefully - windows users would be pretty familiar with this, and the ease with which they are able to do so is very good. Unix users have a slightly complex approach when it comes to exiting … Continue reading A Guide to Process Killing In Unix

Upgrade Your Technical Skills As A Tester

With current QA trends reflecting an increased emphasis on agile and DevOps, as a means to cope with accelerated product releases, it would seem that it has also become increasingly important for testers to become more “technical” and even at times “code savvy” in their teams and work. When I again (as in the original … Continue reading Upgrade Your Technical Skills As A Tester

Why Is Risk Based Testing Important In Agile Projects

As a QA professional, one of your biggest fears will always be allowing something big to get past you. You miss something that ends up with your company directors being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night, and requires diversion to a shunt page or honest-to-goodness downtime for your site to get … Continue reading Why Is Risk Based Testing Important In Agile Projects

6 Best Tips For Asking Questions For Testers

Asking questions is an essential part of software testing. If we think of testing like James Bach does—that testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation—then learning what others expect should be part of that exploration. Therefore, as a tester, it’s smart to learn how to ask … Continue reading 6 Best Tips For Asking Questions For Testers

Writing a Quality Bug Report

INTRODUCTION Writing a good bug report is one of the most talked-about topics in the testing world. The art of creating a well-written bug report requires a balanced combination of testing and communication skills. This course provides advice and tips geared towards helping you create bug reports that are informative and actionable, thus improving their … Continue reading Writing a Quality Bug Report