How Performance Testing Stands Apart – Neotys Testing Roundup

1. How Performance Testing Stands Apart

Even though application performance has the power to make or break a product, many teams have yet to incorporate this practice into their development lifecycles. Slowly but surely, organizations are realizing that performance testing is critical in ensuring a positive, seamless experience for end users.

Functional testing, on the other hand, is much more widely accepted. But what are the ways in which functional testing differs from performance testing? In this TechWell article, Dale Perry explains how performance testing stands apart and describes some essential elements of the performance tests you should be executing on your application. Read his full write-up here.

2. Are QA Engineers Becoming Extinct?

Thomas F. Maher, Jr has been a Software Quality Assurance Engineer for over fifteen years, and is attempting to make the leap from manual to automated testing. Recently, he posted an article to his Adventures in Automation blog in which he discusses the evolving role of QA Engineers—an evolution that directly relates to the increasing speed of software projects.

Test automation dominates the industry, and as a result, many may question the necessity of QA Engineers: “If you can replace some of the tasks a QA Engineer does, why not replace all of them?”
Maher Jr notes that his organization maintains a healthy mix of both manual and automated QA, an ideal structure in his opinion. Read his article for a closer look at the shifting role of QA Engineers and then decide for yourself: are QA Engineers really going extinct?

3. Deploy Automated Testing to Create Better Software

No one can deny the benefits of automated testing—it delivers accuracy, efficiency and real-time feedback, virtually eliminates waste and in the end, creates better software. As an increasing number of development teams begin to depend on automated testing as a crucial part of their development lifecycle, test managers will be faced with more tests to manage and more tests to interpret.

This introduces the need for new best practices when managing test tools, interpreting results, and ensuring testing is a seamless part of the release process. This post explores the benefits of testing automation and discusses how your organization can move from the old way to testing to the new. Check it out!

4. Discussion: Strangest Testing Recruitment Methods

If you’re working in testing, it’s fair to assume you’ve participated in a number of interviews. The tech industry is known for its non-traditional approach to recruitment; can the same be said for the testing world?

We’ve heard about interviews involving puzzles or quizzes that somehow relate to the position, but what are your experiences with testing interviews? Were you asked any strange questions or asked to perform tasks that you weren’t expecting?

Join this Test Huddle conversation and contribute your response here.

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