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Regression Testing: Your Step-by-Step Action Plan

Regression testing can be an overwhelming task. You can try to do too much and fail because of a lack of resources. In this article we will talk about how you can start with small practical steps to get results fast. Once you set up basic tests like visual regression testing you can start with more complex implementations including automation.
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Top Visual Regressions that You Can Spot with and without Automated Testing

Visual bugs are typically considered easy to spot. You can often see what’s missing or what’s amiss on a web page.

A photo that’s too much to the left, the wrong fonts, a missing button -- these are things that you can spot at a simple glance. But not all visual bugs are that easy to catch, especially not with the naked (or untrained eye).

This is where automated visual regression tools like Diffy come into play. They can help you spot elusive visual bugs easily, even if you have to test hundreds of pages.

5 mins

Automation Testing 101: Benefits, Types & Tools

What is automation testing?

If you are familiar with software testing, you already know that there are two main types: manual and automation testing. Both aim to execute a test case and compare the expected results and actual results. 

The difference between the two is that manual testing is performed by a human who checks the software to determine if it is working as expected. In contrast, automation testing requires using a software tool or framework to execute test cases. 

5 min

The Complete Compatibility Testing Guide | Tools, Types & Examples

As technology advances faster than ever, software development needs aren't focused on a single platform anymore. Today, each software is developed with the aim to run cross-platform. This is where the need for compatibility testing comes into play.

For the vast majority of software types, you have to test your website’s/application’s compatibility to run on a wide range of devices. How do you do that? How can you make sure that your users can move seamlessly across devices without their experience being hampered in any way?

4 min

Everything You Need To Know About Performance Testing and Its Types

The software testing process does not end with the segregation of functional and non-functional types. Therefore, to develop a thorough understanding of the SDLC, you need to dig deeper. One of the non-functional testing types is performance testing and this type is further segregated into 4 types.

5 min

Non functional Testing: Types & Examples

A Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is undoubtedly incomplete without testing. The testing phase comes right after the Post Development Review (PDR) once the documented business rules of a feature are verified. While functional testing focuses on the working of the functional areas of your application, non functional testing provides insights regarding the response of your application under different scenarios.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Non Functional Testing: Types, Examples, and Tools

Testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. Any software application needs to be tested for its functional and non functional requirements. Testing helps to examine if the software application matches all requirements and standards, ensuring customer satisfaction. Various aspects of applications are checked using different tests, classified into functional and non functional testing categories.

4 min

7 Must use WordPress plugins for business websites and why to use them

WordPress plugins are widely used to add some new functionality or to extend the existing functionality on the website.

There are several WordPress plugins are available for WordPress users.

If you’re running a business website, there are multiple plugins that you can install to improve the performance of your website.

If you’re looking to add the perfect plugin to your WP site, it will take a lot of time and effort.

We’ve already check reviewed some incredible and must-have WordPress plugins that are relevant to the business website.

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What Kind of Things Break During WordPress or Drupal Updates and How to Fix Them Quickly

Much of the modern Web is powered by open source content management systems (CMS) like WordPress or Drupal. Like all software, though, even the most reliable CMS needs bugfixes, and all world-class software gets new features in time. And sometimes, – we’ve all been there – no matter how good the intentions behind them are, some updates break things.
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Testing tabs, mobile menu, sliders

A lot web pages right now have some elements that gets activated by clicking on the pages. For example, sliders, or dropdown menu, or tabs. How to take screenshots of those pages too?
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How to Avoid False Positives when Doing Visual Testing

The biggest pain point of fulll-page screenshot visual regression testing are false positives. They usually happen because of the dynamic nature of the content. There are few ways of handling this situation. First, you could mask or remove dynamic elements completely. But then you’ll miss testing them.
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Visual Testing of Patternlab and Drupal

Because both Patternlab and Drupal 8 can use twig as a rendering engine it is possible to build a theme to be based on Patternlab’s components. It makes very easy to apply visual regression testing to Patternlab’s demo site.