Author: <span class="vcard">3QI Labs</span>

RPA: The Next Frontier in Automation

11/13/2017
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Has the future arrived? If you classify the future as robots beginning to take over our repetitive business processes, than that answer is a resounding yes, thanks to Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Automation has always been at the core of what we’re doing at 3Qi Labs and, as a result,  Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has recently…

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State of QA Testing 2017: Where Are We Now?

10/13/2017
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SmartBear’s 2017 State of QA Testing report contains responses from over 3,400 employees in the QA industry, including software developers, manual/automation tester, consultants, etc. As always, seeing these types of reports provides an enlightening look into the direction of the QA industry, and allows us to examine our own methodologies and approach to testing. Lets analyze…

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Agile Test Automation: Points to Consider

10/05/2017
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The structure and frequency of testing automation is often debated. Should you automate your tests? How should you automate? When and which tests should you automate? The debate can go on for days due to varying test results and reliability. To further complicate matters, conducting tests through an agile environment seems to make test automation a…

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Testing, DevOps, & Automation

08/18/2017
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Traditional IT Ops teams require nearly 60% more time per week to handle support cases as compared to their DevOps Oriented Counterparts! This is just one of many statistics legitimizing DevOps as a software development methodology and it continues to be one of the big areas of focus for companies of all shapes and sizes.

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Risks of Outsourced Software Testing/QA

08/15/2017
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Choosing to outsource may seem like the perfect answer in many cases. A low cost, swift solution that can be a convenience, or even spearhead your project. The truth is, outsourcing offers as many risks as it does potential benefits. When it comes to outsourcing for software QA, these benefits and risks will have an even greater impact on…

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8 Reasons Why Manual Testing is Still EXTREMELY Important

07/25/2017
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QA can get an unfortunate reputation for being the “Bad Guy”. After all, no one wants to be told their code is rife with errors and broke a major functionality within the application, but sometimes the truth hurts. QA teams aren’t trying to frustrate developers, they actually care about your software as much as you! The end result…

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Responsive Design for E-Commerce

08/30/2016
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30% of all US Commerce is now done on a mobile device; for a relatively new medium, that is an impressive rise that will only continue for the foreseeable future. It is also indicative of how necessary it is for E-Commerce sites to offer a mobile experience that is completely optimized for mobile devices. Mobile…

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Writing Cucumber Feature Files With Clarity

08/04/2016
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Developers of automation, and even technically oriented testers, have lost sight of the original intent of Cucumber; to support Behavior Driven Development (BDD) in its goal of reducing requirement ambiguity and the misunderstanding between software developers and those who order the software.  It was meant bridge the gap, while also making automation of the Feature files…

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