Bliki: ExploratoryTesting

Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution. Rather than trying to verify that the software conforms to a pre-written test script, exploratory testing explores the characteristics of the software, raising discoveries that will then be classified as reasonable behavior or failures. The exploratory […]

How to Detect an Ad Blocker

One of the unspoken rules of the internet is that most content is “free”… at the cost of webpage being littered with advertisements and trackers. This was’t a big problem in the early internet days but trackers and advertisements have become so intrusive and unapologetically aggressive that you almost need to use an ad blocker […]

FEATURE REVIEW – Unihertz Jelly Pro

The Jelly Pro takes on the Goliath’s of the Android World with the smallest form factor since 2006 (or so)… Introduction I remember back in the day – and I’m really targeting the 2006 – 2009 time frame, just before, and right after the face of the smartphone industry changed with the impact of the […]

SD Times news digest: API Fortress’ Mass Functional Test Generation, Snyk raises $150 million, and TestProject and Sauce Labs’ codeless test automation plans

API Fortress has announced the new Mass Functional Test Generation solution. The new tool is a beta release that is expected to be made available later this month. It tackles API testing and monitoring, and provides the ability to generate large batches of test.  “With over 95% of API vulnerabilities caused by human error or […]

Bliki: WaterfallProcess

In the software world, “waterfall” is commonly used to describe a style of software process, one that contrasts with the ideas of iterative, or agile styles. Like many well-known terms in software it’s meaning is ill-defined and origins are obscure – but I find its essential theme is breaking down a large effort into phases […]

Interview with a Pornhub Web Developer

Regardless of your stance on pornography, it would be impossible to deny the massive impact the adult website industry has had on pushing the web forward. From pushing the browser’s video limits to pushing ads through WebSocket so ad blockers don’t detect them, you have to be clever to innovate at the bleeding edge of […]

Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10

This new feature in the Fall Creators Update is taking many by surprise… If you’ve got the Fall Creators Update on your Windows 10 PC, then you’ve probably noticed a new feature that Microsoft is calling “Fast Startup.” The feature claims to improve the speed of your boot times, so you spend less time waiting […]

premium The critical standard for design thinking

Experience is top of mind for companies across many verticals, and for good reason—user experience is expected to replace price and product as the key brand differentiator by next year. Delivering remarkable experiences requires thoughtful experience design (XD)—driven by a human-centric approach to solving problems. When we talk about human-centric approach, we think about design […]

Duties of Software Developers

Software developers typically do the following: Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems Design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) […]