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What do Gaana, Ola and Zomato have in common?

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No prizes for getting this right though.
These leading brands and start-ups were all hacked in last 3 weeks and more importantly anyone with basic knowledge of Application and Network Security could have done that.
The security breach of these web and mobile applications does pose a serious question - How secure are the web and mobile applications these days? Let's first accept the fact that in the mad rush to get products out in the market many companies do compromise on Quality Assurance and Testing. For most of these internet firms, where time-to-market plays a vital role, quality assurance has often been an afterthought.
This is not the first time that data from a mobile app or a website was compromised. A study done in 2013 looked at 230 top apps from third-party sites outside of the Apple App Store and Google Pay marketplaces, including the top 100 paid apps on Android and iOS. Among the paid apps, the study found 92% of the iOS apps had been hacked, compared with 100% on the Go…

DevOps and the Future of QA

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DevOps has been the talk of the town for some time now (although it’s been in existence for a while – per Gartner, almost 30% of Global 2000 companies use DevOps) and a lot has been said and written about it. From insane articles that almost killed QA ‘DevOps will Kill QA’ to QA pundits coming out to the rescue of testers saying that ‘QA will be an integral part of DevOps’, the Internet is full of information around DevOps and how it affects QA. Here is a quick look at what really DevOps is and what it means to QA folks.
In simple terms DevOps is a methodology where Software Developers (Dev) collaborate with IT (Ops) that involves automation of software delivery and infrastructure. A decade ago the responsibility of QA was to find the bug and document it and that was it. This was a more casual approach. Over the years as CIOs and CTOs have been forced to bring down the 'Cost of Quality' and hence the focus of QA has shifted from a ‘casual’ approach to ‘a value driven’ approach.…