Developing a Mobile Testing Strategy

How does one begin to thoughtfully build a mobile testing strategy for ensuring quality in this constantly shifting mobile landscape? For starters, building out a QA “dimensional” framework provides a great strategic foundation that can meet the immediate and future testing needs in this dynamic environment.Critical dimensions in a mobile QA and test strategy include:

  • Functional
  • Platform Compatibility (OS/Devices)
  • Network Variances
  • Performance
  • Test automation
  • Integration
  • Usability and User Experience

By |November 16th, 2018|Blog|

According to IDC Big Data market is projected to be a $50 billion industry by 2019.

Big Data is big and will continue to become bigger. Bigger in the sense of size as more data sources come to fruition as sensors and other applications come online. More importantly, Big Data will become “bigger” in terms of importance due to the insights that can be gained. These insights can provide great value to a company trying to understand its users or customers better and to optimize their service and product offerings in a personalized manner. Yet the old caveat “garbage in garbage out” applies more than ever to Big Data. That’s where Big Data Testing comes in. If the data is not validated, it can lead analysts astray leading to information and insights that are not only inaccurate but perhaps in the opposite direction. Don’t make the mistake of assuming your data is valid and accurate. Let XBOSoft support your Big Data initiatives with our Big Data testing services.

By |August 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Evaluating Test Automation Tools – What Should I Consider?

One of the first steps in software test automation is to evaluate test automation tools. Many organizations key considerations in evaluating test automation tools is cost. Not us. We believe that one of the most critical criteria is the ability to recognize objects. The table below is an excerpt of one evaluation we did for a desktop and web-based software application. That's right, 'for a desktop and web-based software application'. Evaluating and selecting the testing automation tool that is best for you depends on the software that is under test. Let’s talk more about evaluating test automation tools for Object Recognition for web applications... 

By |June 20th, 2018|Blog|

How to Define Agile – Is There a Definition or Standard?

The software industry is still quite young, yet as it matures, we’ve seen many development trends, technologies and tools come and go. As you know, one methodology that has become popular of late is Agile. We all know it as an adjective, we all desire to be agile. Who wants to be slow and clumsy? Those that gathered and put together the Agile Manifesto certainly chose a good name for “it”, whatever “IT” is. That’s the subject of this article, the definition of Agile or what is Agile? Agile is capitalized from here on, because we all know we’re talking about the noun, as a development methodology, rather than the adjective.

By |May 31st, 2018|Blog|

The Seven Samurai of Outsourcing and Why They Make Sense

Why outsource anything be it a service or production? Why not keep every aspect of the business in house? Two hundred years ago, that approach probably made sense. Today, in the modern economy, globalization and technological advancements have made outsourcing a strategic imperative for all businesses. One question on every CEO’s, VP’s, or even a Managers plate with skin in the game “What need or challenge to our business can be better handled through outsourcing?”This blog addresses seven important reasons why outsourcing software QA & testing makes sense.... 

By |May 1st, 2018|Blog|

Agile Objectives – What’s Holding You Back

We've given many workshops and webinars on Agile Metrics and how to connect your agile objectives to measure and improve the agile process. In Rex Black's talk on "Stupid Metrics Tricks" in 2016 at the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, he discussed some of the ways people manipulate and use metrics for their own personal gain, how to that, and how to use them in a productive way.  The important thing to remember is that when developing your agile objectives, velocity can be one objective but needs to be balanced with others. And we all need to recognize that...

By |March 28th, 2018|Blog|

Driving Client Satisfaction – A Company Culture That Works

In XBOSoft's first 11 years, we've had our trials and tribulations in learning how to be great software testers. Not that anyone or anybody can be a great software tester. But it takes a lot more than great software testing to make our clients happy. In this blog, CEO, Philip Lew, discussing driving client satisfaction and what it means at XBOSoft. 

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog|