3 ways to optimize regression testing

Testing was often a one-off event that happened at the end of a project before it was delivered into production. However, with the inception of agile test management platforms, testing has become more engaged throughout the software development lifecycle. As a result, regression testing has taken center stage to ensure that developed features continue to function properly after the program has been changed through patches, configuration adjustments or enhancements.

A mobile test strategy for DevOps

Mobile is Taking Over

According to the November 2016 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, global smartphone subscriptions are expected to almost double from 3.9 billion in 2016 to approximately 6.3 billion by 2022.  By 2022, the same report projects there will be a ten-fold increase in total smartphone traffic due to both the rising number of smartphone subscriptions and increasing data consumption per subscriber.

Don’t Lose Sight of Agile by Going Agile

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is a partner of Zephyr and is the market leader in solving complex enterprise challenges from Agile adoption and QA to DevOps and they help teams improve quality and speed delivery.

Getting the most from JIRA reporting and dashboards

Software development projects include numerous factors that must be considered, but it can be difficult to stay up to speed with everything absent the right tools. This is where the hybrid union of Zephyr for JIRA steps in with powerful process and report management tools. JIRA is the visual platform that helps production and QA teams release great products. The dashboard intuitively reads and displays essential project update categories.

Reinventing QA in the DevOps era

Documentation and testing are two activities that have traditionally been give short shrift on software development teams.  Documentation, in the form of text or illustrations, serves the underappreciated role of explaining how a program operates or how to use it.

Agile strategies for managing bug fixes

Experienced quality assurance professionals know that there are numerous tradeoffs in delivering high-quality software on time and budget.  The simplest way to describe these tradeoffs is via the decades-old Iron Triangle project management graphic that says three interrelated factors – scope, cost, and time – determine the quality of a project and when a project runs into difficulties, at least one must vary otherwise the quality of the work suffers.

Q&A: The State of DevOps and Software Testing in 2017

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from LogiGear. LogiGear is a partner of Zephyr, who provides leading-edge software testing technologies and expertise, along with software development services that enable our customers to accelerate business growth while having confidence in the software they deliver.

Faster QA with shift-left testing

The race among companies to reduce the time it takes to bring high-quality software to market is driving the widespread adoption of DevOps.  In this article, I will show how developers and testers can leverage a test management tool and a few best practices to help your organization participate in and even win that race. 

How to write a great software test plan

Testing has become a critical part of the software development lifecycle, especially as agile practices and functional builds become the norm across teams. The test plan is the schematic for covering the assessment of software functionality, detailing each step that leads to the test outcome, while also underscoring projected risks and the required resources for software applications.

When are you ready for test automation?

The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Chelsey Lang, Clearvision. Clearvision is a partner of Zephyr that helps software teams and IT programs implement tools and processes that bring high quality software to the market.