Monthly Archives: November 2014

TOP 10 REASONS TO OUTSOURCE TESTING TO TEST INSANE

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This is purely a marketing blog post which speaks the facts about our skills and testing services business.

MORE VALUE FOR LESS PRICING

People ask us, why your pricing is less? And our answer has been, we admit that we want to make money, however; that’s not in the top priority. More or less are relative words and something that is less to the whole world and be more for us and we are happy with it. The value that we want to deliver to our customers through testing needs to be immense and has to make the customer feel the immense value instead of we just saying it here in our blog. We strive hard to bring a happy feeling for our customers. [And already we have brought smile on our customers – See https://testinsane.com/testimonials.html]

To know what is LESS pricing, you may want to contact us so that we can understand your context better and answer your queries. Let us get to know each other better!

INSANE TECHNICAL SKILLS

People at our start-up are all hard core techies. These are the people who chose computers over others because they found the LOVE for computers. From knowing “How web works?” to “How keyboard works? or How servers / databases work?” our test team rocks the work. What makes us special is, technical skills which is our top priority at work. People usually say, “Attitude first and skill-set next”; somehow, we love to say this, “Skill-set first and everything else next”. By saying this, we are not compromising over attitude, but emphasizing on how much we care for technical skills which are important for a software tester or any technology maniac or a geek.

HARD-CORE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS a.k.a DEVELOPERS IN TEST

Now, these are not the developers who were trained on some tool and were called as “Developers in Test”. We have a unique or a different definition from the world and here it goes, “These are the hard-core developers who work on building applications and they are also involved in writing code for check automation which could be in Selenium or Ranorex or Windows autoit. Automation is about writing code, well developers write code. Look at how we bridge the gap and allow people to do what they love to instead of forcing someone into something else which we hate!

SKILLED EXPLORATORY SOFTWARE TESTERS

At Test Insane, testing style  is exploratory and our testers understand what it means to be an exploratory tester (Yes, its mind-set and skill-set). We practice testing consistently and we believe that anything that we practice, we become good at it. We are not typical testers you may find in any other part of the world in most of the companies, but we are insane as in crazy, passionate about what we do. And not to forget that, testers here rock every session when they are on SBTM (Session based test management) activity. We would like to say this, it’s not a question about jazzy things, it’s not a question about how many bugs we find, it’s not a question about skills; but value. And we want to do everything and anything for our customers to add immense value to their business.

LEARNING CULTURE

We have dart board, remote controlled helicopter, board games and what not! Well, we wanted to focus on learning culture instead of fun culture. Wait! Learning is FUN for us and it’s still fun culture at Test Insane. We invest in the learning, making money is so boring if we don’t invest it back in the learning of our people. We make sure we have a budget for learning activity. It could be books, or subscription from PluralSight to learn something important which helps us to test better or buying a software license and so on. So, what takes us high? Technically speaking, its alcohol; and our alcohol is learning!

OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTORS

Here is something our friend Jari Mikael Laakso said about our open source contribution and that should convince you.

“I’ve been following Test Insane since they started. In a matter of few months, they have contributed to the community more than most companies deliver in years. HTML Comment Extractor, RESTful Test Endpoints, and their MindMaps are great initiatives; and this is just the beginning! I’m looking forward to build business with them in order to support their quest to release new free tools for software testers around the world.”

Visit http://apps.testinsane.com/ to see our contributions.

SKILL-SET FIRST AND ATTITUDE NEXT

In our experience, we have seen that whenever there is a hiring people give more value to attitude and then skills. They believe that, skills can be mastered with attitude. Yes, we believe that; but somehow our hearts beat for skill-set first and attitude next. At TestInsane we value skill-set over attitude. It doesn’t mean that we don’t care about attitude, but our it carries less weight compared to skill-set while we make hiring decision.

WE WORK ON YOUR TESTING PAIN POINTS

We want to be your testing partners and not just vendor. We want to work closely with our customers in order to solve the pain points that our customers may have. And that’s what makes us solutions providers as well. Not necessarily our customers need to highlight the problems, we identify them on our own and surprise our customers with our solutions. We are here to solve testing problems.

TOGETHER WE BUILD SOMETHING AMAZING

When we say amazing, we mean amazing. Testing need not be only reporting bugs, but includes providing feedback about the features from a business point of view if that makes sense to our customers. At TestInsane, you find people who test, who write code, who give feedback about UI / UX and what not. Everything at one place! Isn’t it beautiful? Yes, of course it is! So, what are you waiting for, lets talk now! Contact us.

WE MAKE OUR CUSTOMERS & OUR LIVES HAPPY!

In the end, we humans want to be happy and that’s when the life is complete. We give priority to that and we do anything & everything to make our customers happy through our testing services.

Write to us at sales@testinsane.com.  I (Santhosh Tuppad) always keep  refreshing and checking my mailbox on my iPhone. So, you can expect a reply very quickly.

Security Testing At Its Best At Test Insane Technologies

If you are thinking of outsourcing your security testing for your web app to some software testing company, you are reading the right blog post. This blog post is not myth buster or marketing ploy or grab a project thingy. We just wanted to speak what we are good at.

Security Testing at Test Insane is not a tool-smith job or some crappy work. For instance, our founder Santhosh Tuppad and our VP, Web Apps Testing Karthik Kini are the two cool guys who would be testing for security if you are outsourcing security testing of your web app to us. Now, SanthData Theft - Web App Security Testingosh comes with great experience in hacking and he had his first hack when he was 16. Today, he creates awareness in testers across India by conducting free security testing workshops. And on the other hand, Karthik Kini comes with extensive experience in developing web apps for over 8+ years and brings in different perspective to security testing where he writes cool exploits and showcases them to the customers to build a strong report or impact so that the vulnerabilities are taken seriously and then are fixed.

Now, it may be difficult for you to decide about outsourcing based on what we say above; in such case how about reading a testimonial from one of our customer for whom we performed security testing for web app? Go to https://testinsane.com/testimonials.html#Ben_Robinson and read it.

What elements do we test for your web app? Well, OWASP Top 10 is always on the list and we performed great on one of the security testing project where we found 7 vulnerabilities out of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities. That was awesome and made our customer and us so happy! However, the beautiful thing is about going beyond OWASP Top 10 and making sure that we have tested most of the security aspects of your web app. We build tests based on the web app, business logic and many other attributes. We hate data theft, denial of service, unauthorized access and lot more stuff as much as our customers do.

What makes us great at web app security testing? Well, mind-set and skill-set are two crucial ingredients that makes our security testing great. Also, testers and developers of web apps working together to find vulnerabilities is something that we tried and tested. And the result was cool as we found 7 vulnerabilities out of OWASP Top 10.

More information about our security testing services for web application or mobile web application can be found at https://testinsane.com/security-testing-services.html

Not convinced? We can speak more secrets through e-mails. Write to sales@testinsane.com and we would love to help you!

TestInsane Needs Your Love & Support

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You know that we are a start-up and we are bootstrapping. To establish ourselves we need your support. And how can you offer that? We have come up with the advertisement banners for our testing services and you can find them here. A (very) simple piece of code needs to be written and then embed the code into your blog or website or anywhere you feel like.

Here is an example:

<a href=”http://testinsane.com” target=”_blank”>

<img src=”https://testinsane.com/img/ads/Exploratory-Testing-468X60.jpg”>

</a>

Go to our ad repository to select the image and just replace the image location in the above HTML code to use a specific image.

This will help us to spread which in turn may help us to get the projects. What do you get in return? We would love to  give away Test Insane merchandize and goodies to you for the help. Please go ahead and add our ad banner into your blog and show us some love.

Ad Types

We have two types of ads. The first one is if your blog is generic testing blog where you write about testing, but not automation; we request you to use

“Exploratory Testing Services For Web & Mobile ” ad banner. (Below is an example)

If your blog speaks more about automation testing, we request you to use,

“Automation Testing Services For Web & Mobile” ad banner. (Below is an example)

Visit our ad page at http://testinsane.com/ads.html

Banner Resolutions / Sizes
We have the standard resolution banners and here is the list,
Banner: 468 x 60
Leaderboard: 728 x 90
Square: 250 x 250
Small square: 200 x 200
Large rectangle: 336 x 280
Inline rectangle: 300 x 250
Skyscraper: 120 x 600
Wide skyscraper: 160 x 600

Need change in banner color(s)?

If our ad color doesn’t go well with your blog / website and if you feel that you need different colours, please let us know (welovetohelp@testinsane.com) and our designers will edit accordingly to match your blog or website colors and share the image with you.

Testing eCommerce Applications At Test Insane

Testing eCommerce Apps

Testing eCommerce Applications At Test Insane – Web

Who is not excited about online shopping? Well, we equally love online shopping as much as you do. Again, loving is not sufficient; but demonstrating the value by testing e-commerce is what we believe in firmly. Testing e-commerce applications poses various challenges to testing and it is not a cakewalk where you choose any software testing services company to do it for you. We come with great experience in testing e-commerce applications and have delivered great value to our customers in terms of quality. We want to help you convert your leads to sales as that’s your business goal and that takes a lot as users demand a lot because there is not only one player in the industry, but many and the number is growing every day. So, how do you make sure that users choose you? Answer is Test Insane! [Read the testimonial by one of our customer who is into eCommerce industry].

 

Have you got powerful search?

Most people love search feature as it helps them to get what they want as soon as possible unless it is browsing through several categories. Hence, it makes it crucial to have powerful search functionality; and believe us, it is not that easy as the world thinks. Search itself has so many attributes like relevancy, wild card search,

eCommerce Search Feature Testing

Your users love search more for quick shopping. More Business to you!

auto-suggestions and more. Even though you have a product in your product catalog, but your search is not displaying the result then it is a big failure for the business. What can be worst than this kind of bug? You have it, yet you don’t have it!

Is your checkout reliable as it is the heart of your application?

Security-testing-for-ecommerce-apps

eCommerce Security Testing – Payment Security! Safeguard your users from hackers and threats.

Every part of the body is necessary to function well as a whole for the well-being of life. Now, even your application has different parts like UI, Functionality like checkout, search, add to cart, discount coupons, gift cards

and more. Now, checkout is the heart as that pumps in revenue for your business. You don’t want the heart of your application to be weak. Isn’t it?

We want to quote this to emphasize on why we call “Checkout” feature as “Heart” of your application.

According to Baymard Institute Research, “68% of all e-commerce visitors abandon their shopping cart” and now that’s a very big number. We strive hard to bring that number down with our testing and that means more business to you and more “Power” to you.

Is your platform secure?

eCommerce Platform Security

eCommerce Platform Security. Your users love secured platforms where payment is involved.

Hackers are always open to hack for numerous reasons. It could be data theft, getting personal details of your users, selling your users data to other competitors so that they can send e-mail campaign to those users and poach your users. It is always a nightmare to listen to such bad news and media is always waiting on the edge to hear such news. This could hit your brand image and bring a great loss to your business. We provide security testing services and read more about it here.

 

How good or bad is the user experience?

In today’s world, it is not about just shopping; but the ambiance too. Now, ambiance can be referred to how is your user interface appealing to your users. Usually, users are not satisfied only with the cart and checkout features. It is about colorology, discounts, gift card, wishlists, share with social media, customer service, help &

Delightful UX - A Happy Online Shopper

Delightful UX – Make your customers happy!

documentation, navigation, homepage elements design, product pages design, product description page design and details and lot more. Many claim that UX is easy, we somehow do not see anything as easy because it is not in reality and again the knowledge matters if something has to be seen as easy or challenging.

Do you care about the user reviews and how are you taking them forward?

Test Insane believes that user reviews are cool way to generate tests and they could reveal the bugs in the application. Usually, the feedback form that you may have in your application is never paid attention to. We have talked to customers who said, “We never look into it as it takes a lot of time from us based on the other priorities at work we have”. Well, this was the problem statement and we agreed to it. Now, Test Insane is also a solution provider and we developed a tool for our customer and now they are happy using it as it helps them to invest less time on reviews as they get organized data in the dashboard which highlights several problems that their users are speaking about via reviews / feedback system. We can help you to understand the psychology of your customers.

Do you have a mobile web or mobile app for your e-commerce business?

Web, Mobile, Physical stores are various channels for shopping. And online shopping can be through web via Desktop Computer / Laptop while it can be even on mobile phone. If you do not have a mobile app, you may lose to other competitor who has mobile app and is getting customers from mobile phone channel as well. And that

Testing eCommerce Mobile App

Make sure your mobile channel for your business is tested!

means, your competitor is making more money compared to you who may not mobile phone as a channel. Now, we come with mobile app testing expertise. We have read numerous research papers on usability, security apart from functional testing. To get a glimpse of our mobile app testing services, read more here.

Are there functional glitches that shoos off your customers?

Functional bugs will directly help your customers to go away from you. That’s the first quality criteria that needs to become stable which is important for your business to  kick-start. Let us say, someone is searching for a product and you just show “Oops, something went wrong” and this happened because search data contained some characters which your server couldn’t process and the user keeps getting that message repeatedly which irritates the user and that’s sufficient for abandoning you and going to competitor. Now, we focus on various types of coverage in our testing activity like “Data coverage”, “Feature Coverage”, “Quality Criteria Coverage” and more. This helps us in identifying the risks in various parts of your application and the it will help you in making better informed decisions about your business.

How is the performance of your application?

All cool features and actually more features implemented compared to any e-commerce site in your country or world. You are very happy and there is a sale that you plan or it is a festive season. May be, its Diwali or Christmas or Thanksgiving Day, we want to make sure that your application doesn’t perform like a snail due to the load. We identify the risks with performance by doing various tests which could be load testing, stress testing, volume testing so that we can plan well for such (un)expected situations.

 

Now, you have fair enough idea about how we test e-commerce applications. If this doesn’t convince you, then ask us more and we would be glad to help by understanding your pain points! Write to us at sales [at] testinsane [dot] com. Or else use contact us form.