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Make Your UI/Functional Testing Easier with XCTest

When it comes to mobile testing (well, testing in general) every QA specialist in the world does way too many manual tests. It's very time-consuming and often frustrating. So why would one do that? How can one avoid it? At Netguru we have been testing for over 8 years. We have some experience in mobile testing, and I would like to share with you some tips on how to automate your iOS testing, at least part of it.
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How to Cope With Information Overload as a Professional pt.1

Scientists say that our brains process up to 35 GB of data daily. Imagine how much would that be if we only took people from the IT industry. Our brains haven’t significantly increased their capacity since the dawn of the digital era. To be able to be truly productive we have to efficiently separate the signal from the noise. In this two-article mini series I will tell you how I deal with information overload while working as a Quality Assurance Specialist in one of the biggest software houses in Europe.
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After our first blogpost about useful QA tools, where we focused on apps for screenshots, we thought it would be helpful to describe some handy and easy-to-use Chrome extensions which can turn your browser into bug killing machine! All these plugins are totally free. So get ready to cut your address bar a bit and make room for some shiny new Chrome extensions which will make your day-to-day work much easier!
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Have a Bountiful Bug Bash! Handy Tips for QA Teams

Back in April, we published a blog post on bug bashes - events where people with different backgrounds (both tech and non-tech) get together to test an app and discover the many bugs that have eluded the project’s Quality Assurance (QA). Now, with around 100 completed bug bashes under belt here at Netguru, we have some tips that will hopefully help your bug-bashers come back from the hunt with bugs aplenty.
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A perfect screenshot is worth a thousand words. It saves time and guarantees that everyone is on the same page. Developers, PMs, QAs and clients use image captures on a daily basis, but which screenshot app can give you what you really need? Is it an entire website capture? A great image editor? Or maybe the sharing feature? Let’s have a look at our list of free screen-cap tools for Mac OSX.
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It’s a common perception that quality assurance in software is mostly testing, and that a lot of the testing is manual testing. However, this is only a fraction of what QA specialists deal with. Let me explain how various technical skills can boost your performance as a quality assurance expert.
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Testing in production and staging environments is the same basic activity – but you must know that different environments require different approaches.
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Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Writing Feature Specs

It might seem obvious - by writing feature specs, we end up with fewer errors and oversights in the code, resulting in a higher quality project. While this is the most important gain (particularly for the client), it’s certainly not the only one. When I say ‘the quality of the project’, I don’t only mean that it’s as bug-free as possible, but also that there’s a good project flow and well-presented code that lacks weak spots. In this article, I’d like to talk about some other benefits that I discovered as I developed my automation testing skills in Netguru.
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Game Testing vs. Application Testing: the Ultimate Fight

Sounds nice, huh? Getting paid to play games! Or surfing the web and having fun with all those applications. If you’ve ever considered a career in the testing industry, I can tell you one thing - appearances can be deceiving. I’ve been in both game testing and app testing roles. Sit down, get comfy, and I’ll show you around a little bit.
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Test all the Things! Types and Examples of Software Tests

It’s easy for a junior tester to feel intimidated by the huge number of software tests out there. The volume of material, information and tests available on the internet can be overwhelming. To put some order on this chaos, we’ve divided things up into two sections: Test Levels and Types of Software Tests. To help make things even clearer - we’ve also included some practical examples of each test. If you feel a little bit lost with the names and categories of the test world - this is exactly what you need to read!
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