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Modern browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome make your life easy as a software tester. Google Chrome is far ahead in the game and ends up a winner owing to the number of available chrome extensions for software testing. Extensions add more functionality to Chrome to help you get more work done in a short time, not adding much to your system resources like native app installations do. Approximately 70% of QST readers use Chrome. We testers love Chrome as extensions give Chrome an amazing capability to makes your life easy...

When you start small as a software development company, maintaining your test cases in an excel sheet might just work for your test team(s) as you might be developing the very first iteration of your application initially. But as a team grows, it becomes cumbersome to maintain test cases that way as you start focussing on so many other things in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). This is the time when you start looking at different testing tools and solutions available in the market. To solve your problem with managing test cases,...

Planning to launch a new application, server or service and don’t know how it performs? Whenever there is a new feature being rolled out for any of these, there is only one way to find if these new services are bearing the load – to test it using load testing tools. As applications become more and more critical and show a potential of scalability, it becomes important to understand to test how they perform under load using testing tools. Load testing determines if an application is capable to support a specified load (for...

When I wrote the first article about how to test Web Services using soapUI,  I got an overwhelming response from the testing community encouraging me, and motivating me to write more useful soapUI tutorials. In this article, I am going to write about some working sample Web Service WSDL URLs for testing with soapUI. After the first introductory article about soapUI,...

If you are working in the software testing industry, you would agree that every bit of time that you can save on smallest of activities proves helpful as you can invest the saved time on something more useful and productive. Personally, I am never afraid to try new tools which save me any amount of time while performing my daily software testing activities. So, this article is about one such tool which I use a lot and you might like it as well! Now, back to the article – smallest activity… like what? Well, launching the...

We use so many different tools for software testing activities which make our lives easier as software testers. One of the most important tools for testing is a web browser and the most common browser out there is Firefox. Firefox is a very powerful open-source browser in itself, and if you want to unleash the underlying power, you can install some essential add-ons (also known as plugins or extensions)....

In my last article I talked about testing Web Services using a fantastic tool – soapUI. As I mentioned there, soapUI is a very useful tool and that is the reason I use it very often. While using it recently, I came across an issue because of which I couldn’t launch it on my machine! Clicking on the soapUI.exe, I got soapUI JVM maximum heap size (-Xmx) error message which read something like this. The JVM could not be started. The maximum heap size (-Xmx) might be too large or an antivirus or firmware tool could block the execution. I...

If you are working on SOA-based projects, you won’t deny the fact that Web Services can sometimes drive you crazy and when you are on the testing squad, the effect is even more! I have been testing end-to-end Web Applications for more than 5 years now and Web Services have always been an integral part of the systems I have worked on. Most of the times, testing...