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Usability and Accessibility Testing

Difference Between Usability and Accessibility Testing

It might seem that usability and accessibility are the same since they both relate to the website experience. However, websites need to be both intuitive and accessible to all users.  Thorough testing of a website’s usability and accessibility improves engagement, increases retention, and reduces the risk of costly lawsuits. Therefore, digital accessibility testing is an…

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Top 5 Project Management Tools in 2021

Top 5 Project Management Tools in 2021

Project management software includes a broad spectrum of tools. Although all of them are designed to simplify collaboration, not every tool targets the same piece of the puzzle. Some might even complement each other.  To know which project management tool your team should consider, you need to understand what collaboration challenges you are experiencing. Is…

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Here's Why You Should Write Unit Tests

Here’s Why You Should Write Unit Tests

Software engineers have been testing ever since they could write code. However, the ability to automate software tests commercially emerged only in the 1980s with the introduction of AutoTester. In this article, we will explain why you should write unit tests.  What is Unit Testing? Unit testing is a type of software testing where individual units or software…

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Introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

A Simple Introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

Today, the vast majority of brand touchpoints are digital. Successful brands understand the importance of each user interaction. That’s why they are the masters of delivering not just products or services, but a holistic customer experience.  So, how are they able to do that? And how can you replicate their approach of making each brand…

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9 Tips to Nail Your Next Design Presentation

9 Tips to Nail Your Next Design Presentation

Presenting our designs to clients and stakeholders is a crucial part of being a designer. The better we present, the better we can persuade stakeholders and get buy-in for our ideas. That’s why, at Modus, we recently ran a design campfire focused on design presentations. We each took turns telling stories about good and bad…

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Laravel Octane

Boost Your Laravel Project Performance With Octane

Laravel Octane is a first-party Laravel package that makes it super easy to serve your application via an artisan command while boosting its performance. Why Use Laravel Octane? Before Octane, we were used to the combo of Nginx + PHP-FPM, which works in this fashion:  A request comes to Nginx. Nginx delegates the request to…

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Test Data Management

Test Data Management – Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Automated tests should be able to run independently to avoid runtime issues, which can arise if those tests make assumptions. Poor test data management is the leading cause of test automation failure. So, in this article, we’ll look at some of the best practices and common mistakes in test data management. Test Environments All tests…

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User Research Methods

11 User Research Methods You Should Know

Research plays a vital role in creating user-centric products. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most popular user research methods used across industries worldwide.  If there is one trait that separates great products from the rest, it’s their ability to solve real-world problems. And a business can only do that if it truly…

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Selenium 4

What Is New in Selenium 4?

Before we dive into what’s new in Selenium 4, let’s do a quick refresh of the basics. Many people think of Selenium as simply the WebDriver. But it is an open-source suite that comprises a host of tools such as Selenium IDE, Grid, WebDriver and RC. Selenium IDE Selenium IDE is a Record and Playback…

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Avoid Flaky Tests

How to Avoid Flaky Tests?

Google’s QA team defines a flaky test as a test that exhibits both a passing and a failing result with the same code. They are not only frustrating but can also be quite expensive since they increase the turnover time. So, let’s look at some common situations where a test could be flaky and provide…

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