Manual testing of software is time consuming, prone to missed cases and errors, and all around a bad idea, unless you’re just starting out learning to code and need to practice writing full test suites. Selenium is a suite of tools to help automate testing software - and is used to test web apps.
Software testing is an essential activity in the software development process. Without testing, you’ll end up with a buggy product that doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do - a lemon. Black box testing and white box testing are two different types of software testing strategies, that are equally powerful, and even better when combined.
Not all software houses work the same way. The processes, tools, and workflows that go on behind the scenes can vary wildly - and a lot of that comes down to the software development methodology they practice. Agile, Waterfall, Spotify - they’re all different ways of working to build a piece of software, each with its own pros and cons, as well as best-fit projects.
If you’re rubbing shoulders with software developers or even if you’re fresh in the industry, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the terms offshore, onshore, and nearshore software development thrown around. But what exactly does it mean and what’s the difference?
Productivity in software development is typically tricky to measure. Is it how fast your team are doing something? It has been proven time and again that lines of code is a poor measure; are the number of modules an indicator? The degree of module reuse within a project, or from previous projects?
As an entrepreneur, you know it’s in your best interest to find new ways to do things in a cost-effective, faster and more productive way. Fortunately, in today’s digital era, new technologies allow professionals to do their job online from anywhere in the world.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.