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API Testing: Best Practices

03/14/2018
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  API testing is a growing necessity. An IDC study indicated that, at the beginning of 2016, the API Market was tracking a 56% growth rate on a yearly basis. The size of that market totaled over $333 million. With the surge of publicly available API’s, developers will find their API’s being utilized on an exponentially wider scale. Clearly, ensuring that…

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4 Essential UI Automation Test Types

01/03/2018
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Automation can be intimidating at first. The analysis paralysis of being presented a resource with as vast of depth as test automation can leave many overwhelmed before they scratch the surface. However, after understanding a few fundamentals, automation becomes a logical solution to many problems QA testers face. First and foremost, the cost savings of automation…

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The Big 3: Leading RPA Vendors

12/04/2017
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We previously introduced RPA and discussed the coming change it will bring across a multitude of industries. Now we’ll take a look at the current leading RPA tools on the market, and analyze the pros and cons for both. BluePrism BluePrism is a pioneer of RPA, having both coined the term and being one of the first companies to offer an…

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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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