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Testing is an essential part of software development process aimed to catch bugs and make sure that the final product is working as designed. This section contains tips and tricks which can be employed to make software testing process more efficient.

How to Make Performance Testing More Efficient

Performance testing is a type of testing proceess to determine the responsiveness, throughput, reliability and scalability of a system, it has under a certain load. The goal of the performance testing is one of the listed below:

  1. To assess readiness of the system for the production release,
  2. To evaluate performance of the system against some baselines,
  3. To find the best configuration settings of the system,
  4. To find the source of performance,
  5. To determine throughput levels.

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Automated Tests: Why and How

If you aren’t implementing a prototype for some quick demo in some 8 hours, 3 days, etc. to archive it in a folder like the “trash” right after that, then you will have to think about the quality assurance, finding bugs, etc. Somebody will have to do this job after all. Whether you include the automated tests in the code development process or you totally rely on the testers, the automated tests will appear in your system sooner or later (or the project will die aborning).

The worst thing is that auto tests are also the code, i.e. all problems relating to the code development (the design, bugs, usability, performance, etc.) exist in tests. When you automate the testing, you actually implement the new functionality in your system. Thus, you should develop tests as any other features.

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A way to speed up your Selenium tests

Selenium is an awesome and one of the most popular tools for automation of
Web Front End testing. The idea is that you write an application which opens your browser and simulates user actions.
After each action you check if application reacts as you expect it to. Selenium provides all the neccessary API to
make the process easier for you. Read More