Month: August 2017

5 Software Testing Trends to watch out in 2017

So far, we have done half way through the year 2017. Along with drastic changes and improvements in the trends of designing and development, software testing trends have also seen major movements. With a structured design and increase in virtualization, multiple new aspects and elements require a detailed consideration. Consequently, software testing has become a challenge for quality analysts.

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These are the top 5 software trending trends which you need to watch out in the year 2017:

1. Improved Focus on Security Testing

Mobile users have surpassed the desktop users. Since mobile app security testing has become the headliner, quality analysts need to equally focus on mobile app testing.

Trends show that ordinary users do not click on the links that appear either strange or spam to them. They have become more cautious in downloading files too because of threat of viruses and cyber attacks. Here, quality analysts from software testing team look through the small print to get an apparent understanding of the app’s permissions and usage of safety protocols. Such protocols comprise of two-factor authentication.

Practically, there are still considerable security loopholes for mobile app testing. So, quality analysts need to develop a sight while testing the threats that can potentially result loss of personal and financial information.

84% of cyber-attacks aimed to penetrate the application layer.  Checkmarx, 2016

2. Independent software testing

It might sound strange, but this trend is in high demand. Software testing is gaining more attention. And hence, many organizations exclusively depend on professional QA companies to hire testing services. Such expert services from skilled QA resources help businesses in terms of both technology and process. As awareness also, it is advisable to have a well built and futuristic quality assurance process to maintain their edge in the industry.

3. Test automation growth

Increasing test automation coverage is the front line of the immensely growing use of continuous testing and incessant deployment for software companies desiring to stay competitive. It implies that quality analysts need to identify bugs quicker and consequently overall test turnaround gets quicker. Especially, during each cycle of development automated integration testing needs to be executed flawlessly.

4. Test design automation is gaining position

Automated testing design has become a talk of the town since the past two years. Based on the anticipations of many experts, there will be a significant progress in automated test authoring and its design. Because testing design is still mostly done manually, engineers are diverting their core focus from how to automate process of execution to designing programs; and from manual designing to automating test generation. In the nearest future, the entire testing process might completely get automated, all thanks to Artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, machine learning, etc..

5. Payments through Mobile phone

When it comes on Mobile e-commerce, till now traditional payment methods were popular; like online card payment or PayPal. The year 2017 has shown diverting trends in payment alternatives such as, Samsung Pay, Apply Pay, Microsoft Wallet, and Apple pay among others on the basis of the internal proprietary protocols. Hence, as a quality analyst, you need to know this gradual shift.

Conclusion

The above mentioned top 5 software testing trends are must to know for each and every quality analyst. Staying updated with the trends will help you to excel your skills of software testing.

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How to exercise Social Media to build your personal brand?

Social media is an impressive platform where you can build your personal identity, establish a social reputation, and mark your presence in your industry. Building a personal brand on social media is one of the best ways to become a thought leader in your industry.

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Your personal brand is what others tell about you when you leave the room. It’s your professional reputation.

Dorie Clark

Brands often work vigorously to influence social media with the intention to boost online visibility and revenue. They want more clicks, more likes, and they want to create a positive user experience.

But what happens when a brand is a person instead of a company? When it’s just you, you need to take a different approach to growing your brand through social media. Since over 90% of customers trust information from people they know when making a purchase decision, building personal connections might be the most effective way to develop trust and authority with your audience.

Here are nine ways you can use social media to make that happen.

1.Find the Right Groups

Facebook and LinkedIn both offer great opportunities to join groups focused on specific topics or industries. If you can find groups that line up with your area of expertise, then you’ll be able to share that experience and build authority around your personal brand.

Industry groups are good bets, but they might already be overcrowded with your competitors. Instead, think outside the box and find other groups where you’re likely to find your audience.

2.Keep the Image Consistent

Across all of your social profiles, you have to maintain a certain consistency with your brand. When people want to learn more about you, they may search for you on a number of social outlets. Presenting yourself in a consistent manner helps you control their perception of your personal brand. You can damage an otherwise impeccable reputation if one of your profiles shows up with content or images that don’t represent you well.

3.Engage Regularly

Building a brand takes a lot of effort, and it should be treated like a job. Every day, you should be sharing and producing content. Adjust the frequency and types of content based on the audience presence.

We already post a lot on the social accounts for Web Profits, but I still make time to post on each of my personal social profiles.

“A once-weekly Twitter post or monthly Instagram photo are not going to accomplish much, if anything,” writes Michael Noice, founder of Entrepreneur Coach. “For this reason, it’s best to focus on two or three carefully chosen social networks and try to be active on them, rather than posting sporadically to a half-dozen.”

4. Diversify Your Content

I recommend crafting a communications strategy for your personal brand that includes an editorial calendar and a diverse content plan so that you won’t resort to publishing the same types of articles every single day.

Be sure to include images, videos, articles, and even questions. I see a lot more reciprocal engagement when I change up the type of content that I post daily.

Another benefit is that this diversity prevents you from oversharing your own content. Even if your own content is fantastic, your followers will appreciate when you source and share authoritative content from other people.

5. Study Influencers

Connecting with and even collaborating with influencers is a smart way to build your personal brand. and get yourself seen, but it takes time You have to develop a relationship with influences before they’ll want to work with you.

To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You                                                                                                                 Tom Peters