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Why You Should Be Using Jira for Quality Management

Why You Should Be Using Jira for Quality Management

If your organization wants to build, maintain or sell quality software, you need to seriously consider using a quality management system (QMS) to document your processes, procedures and responsibilities for achieving quality objectives and policies.  Implementing and maintaining a QMS is a crucial part of regulatory compliance if you’re doing development in industries like medtech, biotech and pharma where you often have to show traceability (tying requirements to pieces of code to specific tests to bugs, and so forth), as well as robust change and version management capable of i

Adopting Agile in an Organization

Adopting Agile in an Organization

Over the past few years, agile methodologies have been adopted by organizations big and small in order to streamline the ways in which they develop and test their software.

The Power of Automated Testing and Test Management with SmartBear & Zephyr

The Power of Automated Testing and Test Management with SmartBear & Zephyr

Dr. Milan Verma, Zephyr’s Lead Client Services Engineer and Greg Hanson, Senior Director of Global Sales Engineering for SmartBear recently gave a presentation and answered some essential questions on automated testing and test management with SmartBear and Zephyr.  “The focus of our talk today is test automation and the power it brings to your testing journey,” Greg said, by way of introduction.

Is Your Organization A Ninjility Master?

Is Your Organization A Ninjility Master?

What is your level of Ninjility? Zephyr’s Ninjility quiz helps testing organizations better understand where they stand when it comes to software development agility.

SmartBear Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

SmartBear Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation

Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recently chose SmartBear as a Leader in its 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Software Test Automation,[1] designed to help enterprises select Software Test Automation tool vendors.  This is the fourth consecutive year Gartner has recognized SmartBear, an

Test Cases - Success Strategies and Pitfalls

Test Cases - Success Strategies and Pitfalls

Introduction

The act of software testing starts off in a simple manner. You begin by writing a tiny piece of software and then you see if it does what you set out for it to do. This is a test case, distilled to its core essence.

To visualize it in concrete terms, imagine something simple. You write a piece of software designed to open a message box that says, "hello world." Then you run the software, looking for that message box. If you see it, the test case passes. If you do not see it, the test case fails.

How To Write A Test Case

How To Write A Test Case

Introduction

The process of writing, executing and managing test cases forms the foundation of ensuring software quality. But what does it take to write a high-quality test case? Let’s take a deep dive into an actual, tangible example of what a good test case looks like. How might we construct a test case for an actual website, and what might managing that, and other similar test cases, look like?