You might be familiar with Murphy’s law which says ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong’. Software isn’t immune to that. But that’s often the last of your worries because the plate’s always full!
Well, not anymore!
Prepping your webapp via a professional third party QA vendor
QA is like checking your life jacket before diving. There are professionals that run quality tests to eliminate the possibilities of a malfunction.
Delegating QA to a professional third party is not a bad idea. If you’re thinking of adding or improving a QA process in your existing SDLC, then there are two ways of doing that. One is to go with an inexperienced local team and another option is to outsource professionals.
An experienced QA engineer is aware of all the possible errors and prepares test cases accordingly.
It’s not safe out there and you must be on-guard at all times.
The right & only way to outsource QA or any help for that matter
It is vital for coordination. While hunting, Preppers require patience and coordination to hunt. Their coordination through communication determines if they’ll eat or sleep hungry.
You need to think of outsourcing as co-operative hunting. Communication is the key.
50% of the problems are instantly solved with an active and fitting communication channel. That’s the only way both the parties would know what’s expected of them. Fluent and relevant dialogues can lead to result-driven partnerships.
Start by talking about these aspects:
- Project requirements
- Defects in software products during all stages of the development process
- Product quality evaluation
- Product’s usability
Delegation gets more done.
Don’t “Alpha to Charlie, we need cover!” your vendor. Just plain communication would do
An elaborate plan is one common thing in every prepper’s guide. The plan is made keeping every possible worst case scenario in mind.
Your engagement model is that plan.
Start by defining the type of outsourcing your project requires. Incremental outsourcing allows you to mitigate your risks by dividing work into smaller, more manageable projects. Total outsourcing involves outsourcing multiple projects and programs to a service provider.
Beware of these fatal threats. It might kill your webapp
Pokeberries might look tempting and edible but they’re poisonous.
A webapp is like the wild. There are things that look friendly and consumable but are not. Here’s a handy list of common things that are used to steal user data and are poisonous for your webapp.
1. Cross site scripting (XSS)
Hackers can use malicious scripts across the site to redirect your users to other phishing sites. Via these phishing sites they can extract customer’s information and exploit their machines.
2. Cross site request forgery
Using cross site request forgery hackers can link their malicious website on your webapp. These links when clicked on, compromises user credentials and other personal information.
3. Code injections
Code injections are rather common, they are used to alter the functioning of a webapp and make it crash.
4. Server side includes (SSI) injections
Server side injections are like code injections but more severe. As the name suggests it’s injected on server side.
5. Authorization bypass
Authorization for webapps acts like biometric access control. A successful bypass means the breach of protected information, which can lead to misuse of website data.
Not roughing up your webapp can lead to:
- Terrible speed
- Subpar performance
- Compromised UX
- High bounce rate
- Reduced search engine ranks
- Payment interface issues
- Loss of potential customers & sales
Testing before sending it out there in the wilderness
Browser Compatibility Testing
Test the traps with something (exclude yourself) after deploying. QA reduces the risks of failure.
Different browsers render websites differently. Bug fixes and critical changes make it more difficult to find a sweet spot for compatibility. QA engineers test all the platforms that your website will run on.
Testing on multiple devices is essential because people use mobiles devices more than computers. Compatibility issues lead to poor performance and it can decrease traffic and affect conversion.
Performance and user experience is one of those things that will instantly affect your business.
With comprehensive compatibility tests you can prevent loss of potential customers & sales. Better loading speeds and lower bounce rates aid in better SEO ranks too.
See the world with a survivor’s eyes and walk in their shoes. That’s how you come up with unusual solutions.
UX testing is seeing your webapp with your user’s eye. With test case scenarios you’re taking a walk in their shoes.
Use real time user-behaviour data to improve user flows and fix abnormalities within the webapp. With the help of UX testing you can determine if your design, user flow, and copy are working as intended.
Functional testing surfaces friction in your webapp, if any. It also reveals crucial issues of your website’s functionality like UI problems and substandard user experience.
Using functional test case scenarios, QA engineers can compare the functionality of your website against the defined scope.
Load & Performance Testing
This testing uses staging servers to determine maximum load & performance. It’ll help you figure out if you have delayed server responses, crashes, and other potential problems.
Load and performance tests are designed around your business requirements, server configuration, historical traffic on your website, anticipated future traffic of your website.
JMeter and Loadrunner are used to simulate traffic to test your website. These tests help QA engineers to identify key performance indicators for your webapp and server.
You can manually get rid of bugs and faults but new ones keep appearing hence the automated tests for passive safety.
QA engineers use a mix of manual and automated testing techniques on your staging servers to identify security vulnerabilities on your website.
Selenium does the bug hunting for your webapp. It uses test scripts to mimic the user interface over and over. You don’t have to live test manually every time there’s a small change.
Although not all aspects of website could run using automated testing, even if some vital checkpoints are automated, it saves manpower cost to a huge extent.
QA can protect your webapp and cut costs at same time
Your website’s content assets and customer information are key drivers for your success. Security vulnerabilities can cause loss of data, customers, and reputation. A QA team can save your webapp, customers, and sales. Wise men say
“Better safe than sorry”
QA can reduce 30-40% costs of maintaining the quality of the webapp.
We’re no Doomsday preppers but we do have a team of QA/QC engineers that leave no margin for errors and makes your webapp apocalypse-ready.
Say hi, we can make your product fit enough to survive.
By Evnisha Malani | Categories:Galaxy Apps,Others,QA,Web | Tags: outsourcing,QA,QC,Testing | Comments closed
About Galaxy WeblinksWe specialize in human-centric user experience design services to our clients across the globe. Our innovative ideas, creative designs, industry best practices, and processes help us improve user satisfaction and solve complex design problems. Contact us for a free consultation!
Unless you’re the only developer on your team, you must be spending a lot of time in technical discussions or communicating about design docs, and…Galaxy Apps
Developers use Text Editors, also known as code editors, for editing programming code. These editors basically contain features like quick navigation, syntax highlighting, automatic indenting,…App Developement Web
Your business is growing and your team is doing their best to meet the tight deadlines and increased workload. You may be exploring the idea…App Developement Web
Voice search is at its peak in popularity among millions of users. According to an OC&C Strategy Consultants market research, Voice Shopping is projected grow…Ecommerce Web
Hello (Inserts your First name), All of us have received emails/ sms notifications, social media ads, that are sharing offers and discounts on the products…Ecommerce Web
The recently released WordPress 5.4 ‘Adderley’ update has got a lot to look forward to! Since this highly popular CMS ditched its classic editor for…CMS Web
The sudden change in lifestyles; professional and otherwise, has made remote work critical for many fields around the world, including UX testing. Remote user testing…Best Practices QA
When you’re looking to outsource, you probably spend a lot of the project’s time in finding that “right partner”. What if we tell you that…QA Testing
Modern technology has two problems: Devices have too many integrated features and everything is smaller. A good implementation of more-than-what’s-necessary features can give some users…App Developement Others Web
What is common between Pinterest, Tinder, Uber, Trivago, and Airbnb? All these companies experienced a surge in their product’s performance, user-engagement, and conversions by going…Mobile PWA Web
Kotlin has emerged as both substitute and supplement to C++ and Java. In 2018, the language had over 96,000 repositories on GitHub and had already…App Developement Galaxy Apps Others Web
When you think of hotspots for tech, don’t zero in on Silicon Valley just yet. According to Expert Market, Boston is one of the top…Galaxy Apps Internet Marketing Others Web
The experience of Disneyland is always an awe-inspiring one. No matter how many miles you have walked, you are always up for another Pirates of…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
Google Play set out many criteria in their app guidelines that you need to follow. These changes may cause some issues as you try to…Galaxy Apps Mobile Others Web
Leading the AR revolution, industrial enterprises are experiencing improved ROI through AR-optimized supply chain. Enterprise sector is using AR across other functions such as product design…AR Galaxy Apps Others Web
Apple in its annual WWDC made some game changing announcements like a new Mac Pro, an exclusive OS for iPad, iOS 13 release, new Apple…Apple Galaxy Apps Others Web
At the time of an unsuccessful product deployment, you might ask yourself. “What went wrong with the product delivery?” The simple answer lies in configuration…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
When you look at the respective market share of both the CMSs, WordPress has a clear edge over Craft CMS with 81.9% market share to a…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Angular 6, released earlier in May 2018 didn’t offer much improvements on the performance part. It was mainly focused on making Angular migration-friendly. Google dropped…Frontend Galaxy Apps Others Web
Magento announced that it is pulling the plug on Magento 1 in April 2017 at the ‘Meet Magento’ conference in Prague. The announcement caused a…Ecommerce Galaxy Apps Others Web
Building a WordPress website? The WordPress community provides you with plenty of options. You can either make an easy one using WordPress themes or a…Galaxy Apps Others Web Website Development
Facebook has finally decided to monetize WhatsApp. Earlier this month, on August 1, Facebook rolled its long-in-development WhatsApp Business API for medium to large businesses.…Galaxy Apps Others Web
Craft CMS’s consistency can be seen in its regular updates & latest features. Matrix is one of those early features that helped Craft dominate the…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Before introducing the Debug Tool in Craft 3, Craft CMS made you install a separate web-based application, Web-Console. You could run shell commands on your…CMS Galaxy Apps Others Web
Investors have the money, you have the idea, and the right pitch is the only thing that stands between you and them. But, pitches are…Galaxy Apps Others Product Development Web
“Personal data shall be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against…Galaxy Apps Others Web
Google recently announced Mobile-First Indexing after a year and half of extensive experimenting and testing. The search engine giant will start migrating sites that follow…App Developement Galaxy Apps Others Web
Social media networks are mode of social interaction. It is a platform of sharing and discussing information among human beings. Social media can include text,…Internet Marketing Social Media Web