My journey from developer to business analyst

By Arun Sakthinarayanan, Business Analyst, Cognizant Softvision

Arun Sakthinarayanan working from home in Vancouver, Canada.

Introduction

Here at Cognizant Softvision, we help our customers create game-changing digital products that intersect engineering, design, and strategy. For a team member on the front lines of the project, this means exposure to different technologies, practices, and challenges faced by customers operating in various industries. This is precisely where my journey towards becoming a business analyst began: working in cross-functional roles and having a genuine interest in delivering robust software solutions to our clients.

Who Am I?

My name is Arun, and this is my…


A passionate full-stack technical specialist guides readers through the intricacies of next gen problem solving

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Application Architecture depicts different architecture aspects such as Functional Analysis, Implementation Architecture, Tools & Technology, Data, Non-Functional, Deployment Architecture, views of an Application. It enables you to envision the big picture and reduce cost by removing redundancies…


Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Techniques

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Keethivasan R C from the Cognizant Softvision QE Community looks at how Cypress is poised to overtake Selenium as the preferred tool for testing automation.

By Keethivasan R C, QA Lead, Cognizant Softvision

The Selenium Legacy

With a legacy spanning over a decade, Selenium today dominates the testing industry as one of the most preferred automation tools. The tool is most extensively leveraged by projects for web automation. An open source tool that also provides cross browser support for testing, Selenium has effectively evolved over the years in line with changes in development languages.

Selenium has simplified the life of…


A QA/Testing enthusiast is exploring whether or not automation will eliminate manual testing in software

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We’re living through interesting changing times in the software world. In the last 20 years, the role of a QA in software development evolved a lot. While many years ago, the role of a QA was mainly oriented to write and run tests manually, nowadays, the QA role has become more strategic, closer to the client and the business needs.

Technological innovation is rapidly accelerating and the boundaries of what can be identified, interpreted, and automated are…


An in-depth look at the ins and outs of full-stack engineering

By Cristina Barnutiu, QC Engineer, Cognizant Softvision

You may have already encountered the term Full-Stack in development. Full-Stack is specific to web-based applications and refers to the entire system. Since web applications are built using a layered architecture, Full-Stack development implies making both client-side and server-side parts, meaning from the front-end to the back-end and the connection between them.

The front-end layer (or the UI) is built using HTML, CSS, and scripting languages. Although partial logic and validations are written on the front-end, the application core with the business…


Our new reality requires more soft skills to flourish and grow

By Faray Castillo, QA Community Lead, Cognizant Softvision

Our world is no longer the same place it was before the pandemic. People no longer work together in the same office every day. This is why companies and their employees respond to this new work environment by developing their social skills to the same level as their analytical skills.

The IT world is an active, agile, and innovator-friendly business. This is why it always requires extra effort to keep up with the market’s needs and trends. Critical thinkers, problem solvers…


By Andrei Crisan, QC Engineer, Cognizant Softvision

Getting your team to understand the real value that a good test automation framework provides

Is QA for you?

Test automation, no matter the stack, means a mixture of two worlds — the world of testing and the world of development. Most automation testers end up in a grey zone, which can be fun, but can also be lonely at times because, statistically, you are more likely to end up working alone on a project than to be on a team.

Let’s discuss the fun part — when you can exercise your imagination…


Mindful Digital Transformation

By Deepika Sharma, Product Owner, Cognizant Softvision

As we see more and more digital innovation and rapid technological growth, digital clutter is bound to occur. However, in the middle of all this chaos, we have a superpower called mindfulness which can be tapped to create purposeful products, services, and experiences.

Let’s dive into understanding what mindfulness actually is by asking “Why does mindfulness matter and how does it impact products and solutions in today’s times? Most importantly, we will learn how to accomplish and utilize this superpower.

What is Mindfulness?

Are you Mind Full or Mindful? It’s…


Dan Talnariu shares his experience of being a speaker at Programmers’ Week 2020

By Dan Talnariu, QA Community Lead, Cognizant Softvision

2020 was a crazy year. Nearly everyone had to readjust the way they work, the way they interact with each other, and the way they run day to day routines at and outside of work. …

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Designing Experiences. Engineering outcomes.

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