Testing or QA – which one to follow?

The reality is, most of the customers are not aware of the QA process. Rather, they want to make sure that the software is tested well for defects. Due to this reason, majority of the small companies do not care much about the QA Process. Rather, they will use their testing team to test the software. The development team will develop the software by following whatever process they like (or, without following any specific process) and the testing team is responsible to find the bugs ! The QA process involves lot of time throughout various stages of the project. It … Click here to continue…..

Difference between Software Testing & QA

Different people use different terms to represent their software testing process. Some people call it as “QA” (Quality Analysis), some call it as “software testing” while others represent it with a more formal term called “SQA” (Software Quality Analysis). All of the above terms represent more or less the same concept – “ensure that the software does not have any defects” ! “Software testing” simply means testing the software to find and report defects (bugs). “Software Quality Analysis” (SQA or QA) is an engineering and monitoring process where they make sure the software development team follows the proper process to … Click here to continue…..

Build your career in Software Testing

Software Testing is an engineering field with lot of potential for building a career in Information Technology. The benefits of switching to software testing career: Stay in touch with software development process. Salary and benefits same as software development. Opportunity to get familiar with all latest computer technologies. Less tension and risks compared to software development. You know in advance what you have to do. Unexpected work is very minimal during software testing process and this will give you much more sleep than a developer. If you find several problems with the software during final testing, it is the developers … Click here to continue…..

Introduction to Visual Source Safe

Visual Source Safe, generally called as ‘VSS’, is the source control system from Microsoft. This tool was originally developed by another company and later taken over by Microsoft. Microsoft recently developed a team collaboration tool called “Visual Studio Team System” (VSTS). This tool allows source control management and several other software development management tools. Microsoft will be promoting VSTS in future instead of VSS. However, next few years, VSS will still be the most popular source control system due to it’s easy to use user interface, simple configurations and availability of experienced users. Visual Source Safe is available as part … Click here to continue…..

Integrating source control with Visual Studio

Most of the popular source control systems can be integrated with Visual Studio. This means you will never have to open the source control client software to checkin or checkout files. Instead, you can do it from the Visual Studio itself. When you start changing a file in Visual Studio, it will automatically checkout the file and copy the latest version to your folder. Depending on your settings, it may or may not prompt you before you checkout a file through Visual Studio. Also, after you have completed all the changes you want to do, you can checkin the file … Click here to continue…..