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Crowdsourced Testing – An Overview

Today, crowdsourced testing has become a popular trend in software testing. Crowdsourced Testing ensures the application to be robust and cost effective, especially for applications like mobile platform, distributed applications and globally available web applications which are deployed on cloud platforms. In addition, end user expectations have gone very high as users want a perfectly […]

Automation of Test Automation

Many of the test automation mechanisms work well for applications having a fixed type of behavior that does not change from one client to another or does not change by changing configuration. But today, many of the applications are highly configurable and customizable. Their user interface and business workflow get altered for every customer. Most of […]

Demystifying USB 3.0 legacy compatibility testing

USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices have been around for a long time and will continue to sustain even in the presence of the new, faster and efficient 3.0 version. These two oldies, which I like to call legacy specification are so popular, that till 2008, 2 billion USB devices were sold every year, taking the […]

Windows 8 Store – Who are the favorites to be published?

Windows Store will favor trustworthy Windows Logo certified products for getting published. And it may become a reality much earlier than the release of Windows 8 OS, so product logo certification needs to take priority on the manufacturers TODO list.

Windows Logo Testing – What is holding us back?

We all test our products and have high quality standards. But is the end user aware of our standards? Does he trust our claim of delivering flawless products? I am sure that in majority cases, the answer is going to be a NO. Unfortunately, end users just don’t trust the manufacturer’s word on quality. However, […]

SuperSpeed USB 3.0: A Perfect Complement to Solid-state Drives?

Super fast USB 3.0 and colossal SSD seems to be like a perfect marriage, with the two clearly complementing each other. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0, as the name suggests, aims to be much faster than its predecessors, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0. With a signaling rate of 5 Gbps, usb.org claims a 10x performance boost over Hi-Speed. As […]

Windows Device Driver Testing – A Simplified Approach

Development of Windows device drivers was greatly simplified when Microsoft introduced the Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) in 2005-06. WDF gave an object-oriented look to the traditional Windows Driver Model (WDM). One of the results was that driver developers could focus on the core functionalities of their device, and could leave the Windows OS specific stuff […]

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