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Customers have ‘0’ tolerance to downtime: Can a robust performance testing strategy fix this, reliably?

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Every enterprise, from the world’s most technologically advanced brands to early-stage startups, often deals with the crash of their app or website. Can a robust performance testing strategy fix this, reliably? Customers have ‘0’ tolerance to downtime On April 1, 2016, Instagram users became frantic as the pages would not load. Earlier this year, an outage of Salesforce.com apparently cost the company a whopping US $20 million. Of course, these are examples of companies with rapid user growth and a mammoth number of users; But, they also had the technology infrastructure to handle massive traffic. In spite of this technological arsenal, these companies had to deal with crashes, thanks to unexpected spikes in traffic. Or was the crash only due to additional traffic or could there have been ...

How FileMaker 15 is transforming the business of building custom apps?

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FileMaker provides custom apps across devices and platforms like iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. The latest version of FileMaker has got enhanced features in terms of mobility, security, automation, ease of use and performance. These new features are simplifying the development of custom apps which can work across different platforms. FileMaker’s core idea is to facilitate developers to create custom apps that are required by small and medium businesses. To help this FileMaker provides an extensive array of ready-made templates. This reduces time to get started with the development and leaves more time to work on a more complex design and development. The enhanced features in FileMaker 15 will transform the business of building custom apps. FileMaker Pro 15 is carrying forward the ...

Best Mobile Testing Techniques

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Hand-held technical devices have undergone several bouts of transformation over the past few decades. With changing shapes, sizes and functions, mobile phones have crawled in their own way into the user’s pockets. Today, a smartphone has become a basic necessity of life for everyone. A study conducted by Bizness Apps reveals that, by 2017 780 million people will be mobile only users, not owning laptop or desk and by 2020 of this year mobile app market will be crossing $80Billion. With the rapid pace of technological transformation, customer requirement becomes the primary benchmark for mobile apps development companies. Almost all the organizations are following the agile methodology, which becomes imperative to get mobile application hit the market quicker and with better quality. There a...

Mobile Application – Performance Testing & Engineering

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Why is performance testing important for mobile apps? Why is performance testing important and why should you be doing it? Well, very simply, it is the key to user engagement, getting people to use your app and continue using your app. User engagement/experience is definitely a challenge on mobile. This graph is based on data from Apple and Google shows that 80% of apps are never used again after the first day they are downloaded and less than 4% are still used a month after they are downloaded. Looking at the graph, it’s evident that keeping users engaged with your mobile app is difficult. A side point is that I have had people in the past say that while they accept this for consumer-facing apps, it’s not relevant to them because they are making employee facing apps or some other B2B type...

Scope of Testing Microservices

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Microservices is not a new thought. It is used for more than a decade; now by giants such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google. Google calls out more than 70 microservices results when you search for it on Google. Testing Microservices A microservices architecture consists of focused small services that together create a whole application or task. Every instance of a microservices represents a single responsibility within your application. The real advantage is that these services are independent of one another, which makes them independently deployable and testable. Scope of Testing Microservices 1.Unit Testing The scope of unit testing is internal to the service. In terms of volume of tests, they are the largest in number. Unit tests should ideally be automated, depending on the development l...

Game Testing; Not as Easy as It Sounds!

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Gaming!!!! Be it online, mobile, console or PC games, it is a multi-billion-dollar industry and it is not child’s play. Hence, expert-level game testing is extremely important for game’s success. Games that are built exclusively for mobile are very much different than the web-based games, which in turn are completely different from console or PC games. Nevertheless, quality of the game is critical irrespective of the media platform. Modern gaming industry has become more sophisticated over a period of time and this has been made possible by all those passionate game developers and testers, who work tirelessly, to add new magnitudes to it. They contribute to the fact why game testing is a much more serious endeavor. The gaming industry is all set for the ninth generation of consoles and gam...

Testing a CRM Application

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CRM systems are progressively becoming strategic assets for organizations, helping them manage the entire customer life-cycle, streamline operations and improve customer satisfaction. According to Gartner, CRM implementation failure rates exceed 50% due to lack of effective CRM strategy and user adoption. Ensuring a successful CRM implementation requires focus on business objective, robust business processes and a focus on the Quality of implementation. An independent Quality Assurance and Testing process helps identify real challenges for CRM implementation, assess robustness and ensure adherence to user requirements. This results in higher success rate. Having a verification and validation Testing Team helps achieve greater quality in terms of both technical & business specifications...

E-Learning Testing

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Global E-Learning Market to Reach $325 billion by 2025 – Rapid Growth in Online Content & Digitization / Innovations in Wearable Technologies are Flourishing the E-learning Industry – Nasdaq Why is it so important to test E-Learning platforms? e-Learning applications and websites are fastest emerging sector because it is the medium of choice when it comes to educational content delivery to students, tutors and global learners. These applications and websites have changed the education landscape by providing world standard learning solutions. There are different types of e- learning platforms available in the market, which are listed below Flash-based e-learning applications Web-based learning courses, some of them use SCORM (shareable content object reference model) Content assessment ...

Why Test Automation & Top 10 Testing Tools

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Why Test Automation? Test Automation is one of the most cost-effective and time-saving methods for testing software products. Unquestionably, it makes the life of the test engineer a lot easier, when compared to the manual testing. Software Test automation uses specific tools to control the implementation of testing and compares the expected result against the actuals and reports the test results. Usually smoke tests, sanity tests & regression tests, which have repetitive actions, are automated. Testing Tools not only help us to execute test scripts but also helps us to automate data set up generation, product installation, GUI interaction, defect logging, etc. Criteria for Tool Selection The following parameters are considered, while considering the right testing tool: Test Script mai...

Top 10 Features that Make Your App Truly Successful

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Do you have plan to increase your business revenue with the mobile app? Are you sure your app strategy will help you out? If it’s not,then you need a true help. Let me help you for some extent. Before choosing between top mobile apps development companies of your preference, you should have a clear idea app features you want to include. Let me help you on this.   10 features that make your app incredible   Simple design: Developing a mobile app with simple and attractive UI and UX design is crucial for attracting and engaging users. The app should not encourage users to switch to another app. A simple and attractive design please them to use the app again and again. So think about the new design trend that is user friendly and makeyour app popular amongusers. Performance of app: App should...