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We should consider the following points while testing any Web application:

1) Who are the users of the application and what is the motive behind the application?

2) The overall UI of the application should be catchy and impressive.

3) Home Page UI should be designed in a way that it should give the overview of the application and should depend upon the major features & contents of the application.

4) Appearancewise we should test the consistant layout , look & feel.
For ex: We should maintain the consistancy between color, font types, page title, Status bar Messages, Maximise/Minimise/Resize Window.

5) Navigation : In this we should mainly test the Pagination Pattern, Bread-crumps, links.

6) We should focus and emphasize on clear indication of current page and all kind of validations.

7) We should take care of the Header & Footer position and its contents.

8 ) The most important thing is that Web application should be fast in speed and efficient enough for better performance.

Refer the link given below for more info :
Web Application Testing

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Some useful Linux Commands

Hi friends,

Here are some Linux commands, though basic but very much useful.

1) To know the ip address of the machine
$ifconfig
(Note – For Windows m/c its ‘ipconfig’, To get detailed information type ‘ipconfig /all’)

2) To view list of previously typed commands in command prompt
$history | grep <word that need to be searched>

3) To Know the ip address of the website
$host site-name

4) To list all the process running in a machine
$ps aux

5) To kill a process that is running
$kill -9 the process code

6) To know which process consumes more space
$top

7) To know how much space the folder occupies
$du -sh

HTH πŸ™‚

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While testing the application you will need to select the severity and priority of the bug. It helps developer to fix the bug according to its need and priority. Different Severity and Priority levels communicate the bugs.

Priority –

  • P1 – FIX the bug ASAP

  • P2 – Bug can be fixed before release

  • P3 – We can fix the bug after release too

  • P4 – The bug is very minor, can be fixed whenever possible.

In general the assignment of priorities may vary depending upon the release date.

Severity –

  • Blocker
  • Critical
  • Major
  • Normal
  • Minor
  • Trivial (Also known as Cosmetic)
  • Enhancement (Suggestions)

1) Define Low priority and High severity Bug :

Suppose that some functionality blocks the application but not needed for current deliverable that is Highest severity and Lowest priority.

 

2) Define High priority and Low severity Bug :

For example client asks to change the Label of a button for current deliverable then that is a highest priority and Lowest severity.

 

3) Define High priority and High severity Bug :

Any functionality which blocks the application & that is needed for rhe current deliverable too, then that is a High priority and High severity.

In general Severity means it has Blocker condition for an application and Priority means it has critical condition for current deliverable.

Hope this article help you out guys πŸ™‚

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A very cute proposal, check it out πŸ™‚

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Some guys have doubts about the difference between Bug and Enhancement.

Its very simple ~

If the functionality implemented by us is not working properly and not giving desired results then that is a BUG. Whereas if we have some suggestions for the S/W product to improve its quality and garnish the features then it is an ENHANCEMENT.

Many people who don’t have much knowledge about it & usually having misconceptions about these things, do the kiddish mistakes. I have a very funny example for this, One of my ex-colleague (who is not a Testing Professional) had an account in Bugzilla. Once he found some issues in the In house Product, so he reported 4-5 bugs all with P1 priority and BLOCKER severity! But those issues were very minor:)

So every Software Professional in general should know about these basic yet very important Bug related terms.

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Bad Temper

Friends, I found this story worth learning so thought to share it with you …

Once there was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said,β€œYou have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.”

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Season of Love

Rose
Happy Valentines Week πŸ™‚

Guys n gals….
Are you going bananas over someone??
Have crush on someone??
Waana tell them your feelings but how…
Herz the solution –

Express your feelings on these days –
7th Feb “Rose day”
8th Feb “Propose Day”
9th Feb “Chocolate Day”
10th Feb “Teddy Day”
11th Feb “Promise Day”
12th Feb “Kiss Day”
13th Feb “Hug Day”
14th Feb “Velantine Day”

All the Best πŸ™‚
-Shruti.

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