QA

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So, you’ve been asked for a HAR file. Here’s what to do.

Welcome to the easiest guide to sending a HAR file. Below are steps for Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Firefox. Engineers often ask for HAR files to help them debug issues you’ve reported. It’s going to take you just a minute or two to do and it will
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How to hire your first QA person at your startup

Building a bug-free product is important at any company, but at a startup especially, it can make all the difference. While there’s an old startup trope that your product should be so needed that people will use it even when it’s buggy, that advice does not seem to
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Smoke testing vs. sanity testing: the easiest guide to understanding the difference

Perhaps this is your first product, or perhaps it's your 100th. Either way, it's testing time, baby! But testing time is tricky if you aren't familiar with the nomenclature developers and QA testers use in product development. Two of those terms are "smoke testing" and "sanity testing." And in this
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The simplest guide to creating a traceability matrix for QA

One of the most helpful ways to document your product for QA is by creating a traceability matrix. A traceability matrix is exactly what it sounds like: a handy grid that allows you to trace which of your test cases map to which of your product features and requirements. It
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5 best Chrome extensions for QA

QA can be a tedious task, but fortunately, there are many tools that make it a lot easier. Chrome extensions, in particular, go a long way to taking the frustration out of QA. Here are our top picks for the 5 best Chrome extensions for QA. 👇 #1 BugMagnet – best for
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What is regression testing?

You know how in every movie about time travel, they go back and make a minor change, and then everything is different when they get back to the present? Well, sometimes making changes to your code is exactly like that. That’s why we have regression testing. Regression testing allows
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The easiest guide to writing test cases

After months of late nights, endless cups of coffee, and countless meetings, your product is (finally! 😅) nearly ready for release. The next item on your do-to list is product testing. That's where test cases come in, they are your checklist for thorough testing. Though test cases aren't rocket science, there's
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