Friday, August 1, 2014

API Testing Overview & Post Man User Guide

Posted by sumit rana

Today i have been told in my office that i have to do API testing, which was completely a new topic for me. I searched on internet and with the help of some colleagues in my office i gathered below data. Someone else might doing the same job at his/her office so i am sharing this.

 API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. It is clear from the name that while performing API testing we will be doing testing at backend which do not offer GUI rather works at back-end.

API is set of rules or standards for accessing a web based service. A software company releases its API so that others can design products that are powered by their services.

API’s are software to software interface not the user interface. With API’s web applications talk to each other without any user intervention or knowledge.

APIs and Web services are completely invisible to Web site surfers and software users. Their job is to run silently in the background, providing a way for applications to work with each other to get the user the information or functionality he needs.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ANDROID / WINDOWS / SMARTPHONES WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR ? !!

Posted by sumit rana
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I always find it humorous but at the same time an important part of youth discussion on which smartphone is better. There has been a war on this topic on the blogs or social networking sites and resultant is nothing but abusive language, lame reasons, discussion never ends.

As a gadget freak I have played with smartphones with different OS for quite some time now so if you ask me, I am frankly going to give you a brief and biased opinion. 
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

No Doc Too Big: Send Big Files With Ease

Posted by sumit rana
For years, Internet users have struggled to find ways to send large files. When you take a lot of home video, high-quality photos, or even want to share audio recordings, it can be a real challenge to find a solution that is technically simple enough for your parents to use, free or cheap enough to be affordable, and doesn't require a lot of time setting up. Documents too large to be sent by email are now shared via cloud sharing services.

Copy is one of the newest file sharing services on the market. You can share large files with members-only permission or with company members easily, view content online or sync it to computers, and you get a great storage limit by default. Here's what you need to know about Copy.
You get 15 GB to start with.

When you start using Copy, you get 15 gigabytes of storage by default. This is enough to share twenty home movies, thousands of photos or songs, or tens of thousands of simple documents. 15 GB is enough to last you for months of usage without even pruning your folders, but to make it even better, you can earn bonuses by signing up through someone else's referral link, referring other people, or downloading their app. There are lots of ways to get free storage without having to pay high monthly fees.

You can share with others through syncing.


If you want to create a folder that stays synchronized on your computer and someone else's computer, you can easily do so. Copy allows you to place any file on your computer into that folder. It will then be synchronized and downloaded to all other computers with that folder. If you are trying to share photos or videos with someone who isn't tech-savvy, it's simple. Just get them to intall the app or do it for them and you're set!

Works with your Internet speed.


People with slow connections are often frustrated by conventional downloading techniques. If your download is interrupted, you are forced to start again. With Copy, you download only as fast as you can, and if you have to leave your computer, it will keep going while you're away. Of course, the app works better with high-speed Internet. Look at a site such as DSLProviders.net to see what you could be getting in terms of Internet speed.

Keep your own work backed up.

Everyone who works on a computer worries about losing files through computer crashes. Copy allows you to backup your work on a regular basis by automatically synchronizing to the cloud. If your computer crashes, you can access the files online or on other computers, and when you get a new computer, you can just download the app to download all those stored files.

Sending big files is no longer a hassle now that cloud storage and sharing apps like Copy are on the market. It's worth giving them a try if you've ever struggled to send an older relative a baby photo album online or tried to figure out how to make sure all your employees are working from the same copy of a document.


Laura Spicer is a human resources assistant. She frequently shares tips that help make her job easier on small business blogs.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

New media vs Old Media Billionaires

Posted by sumit rana



When i started blogging i was not aware of the fact that i can make a good amount from it, may be that's the only difference between me and Mark Zuckerberg :P. Well jokes apart. Making a first dollar from his her blog is a very precious moment for every blogger. These days bloggers population is increasing at very high rate and this also provided a boom to the online marketing.



One of our friend at staff.com has developed an outstanding infographic showing the revolution in the life of media and changing aspect which certainly enhancing the its value in form of money.






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Thursday, April 18, 2013

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Review & Giveaway: Play Any Video on Android

Posted by sumit rana



Compared with TV and PC, Android phones & tablets have some unsurpassable advantages, like easy to carry, mass memory, etc. Because of that most people love transferring their beloved movies and videos to Android devices, especially on the widescreen ones, for watching at commuter time or other leisure time. If you are one of them, you may encounter the headache of incompatible video formats that blocks you to play videos on Android phones & tablets.





To solve this problem, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, developed by a far-famed media software company, Digiarty Software, Inc., is undoubtedly the best choice for you. It is good at converting any videos, even from HD camcorder, online videos, to Android with ultra fast speed and highest possible quality. Furthermore, packed with 201 video & audio codecs, this HD video converter is called as the most comprehensive video converting program in the market. Besides, converting videos to Android, it also has lots of other features. See below.








Convert Videos between HD and Regular Videos


It is capable of converting among almost all video formats, such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, FLV, WMV, ASF, 3GP, Google TV, AVCHD, M2S, MKV, MPEG-4 AVC, etc. for further edition or playback with various media players.





Convert Videos to Popular & Mobile Devices


WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe also gives you the ability to convert videos to be compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, Xbox, Blackberry, Nokia and other general 3G mobile phones. Then sync or transfer to these devices for watching at anytime.





Work as Online Downloader and Video Converter


This HD video converter can also support downloading online videos at YouTube, HD YouTube, Dailymotion, Yahoo! Video, Metacafe, Myspace, etc for converting to other formats or devices for playback.





Burn Any Video to DVD and Create Homemade DVD


This HD video converter also entitles users the ability to create simple homemade DVD by burning any DVD to DVD Format VOB (*.vob), DVD Folder.





Super Fast Converting Speed with High Quality


Owe to CPU Core Use support and High Quality Engine built in, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe always ensures 5 X faster than other converter and along with the highest possible output videos.





WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is also easy to use and can be easily handled by people of all computer levels, even novice. For the details of this program, please refer to


http://www.winxdvd.com/hd-video-converter-deluxe/





Exclusive Giveaway for Tricky Tech:





The developer Digiarty donated us 10 copies for contest. If you are seeking for professional HD video converter software, please first Like Tricky Tech Facebook, and then leave a comment to join the contest.





Enjoy it! :D




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Friday, February 22, 2013

Are you being cheated on your next PC?

Posted by sumit rana



Selling computers is difficult. In today's society where tech rules many aspects of our lives, there are tens of thousands of online sellers trying to push a PC to their next prospective buyer. Naturally, this means that a lot of sellers are competing on cost.

But another card a lot of sellers play is the figures card. They know that their buyers want the best performing system they can afford, and they also know that a lot of them know very little about which components actually offer the best all round performance for their needs and will simply opt for the system with the biggest figures. So sellers play with the numbers, combining frivolous quantities of RAM with an outdated processor which just so happens to have a high clock speed, and naturally, your unknowing buyer sees these figures and presumes that more is better, and that this cocktail of impressive figures will without a doubt offer up the best performance for their cash.

But those buyers are often wrong. Not all of your GHz, MHz, GBs and MBs are equal. See, a 5GHz processor from three years ago would very likely not outperform a 2GHz processor from today, just as 16GBs of RAM is not necessarily a better option than 8GBs of RAM.

Let's first look at the CPU (Central Processing Unit, or Processor). The processor is the heart of a computer and is where most of the primary commands are executed. Clock speed is an attribute given to a processor which expresses how many cycles of its operations it can perform in a second. Clock speed (measured in GHz) is one thing, but the processor's instruction set is another. Manufacturers of processors devote most of their time to improving a processor's efficiency by increasing the amount of work it can do in one cycle (measured in Hertz, or Hz) and what this means is that newer processors typically can compute more per cycle than older ones, which translates to better performance per cycle than older processors. In other words - as a general rule - the more modern a processor is, the faster it will be.


Next, RAM (or Random Access Memory). RAM temporarily holds data (that is, until the computer is turned off - when it is turned on again information gets loaded onto the RAM again) from your operating system and applications for instant access by your processor. RAM has two common attributes: the size of the memory, expressed in GB (GigaBytes), and the speed of the memory, typically measured in MHz. For the most part, more RAM is indeed better than less RAM. But there becomes a point where more RAM offers up no extra performance gains, and this is when the RAM is paired with a low performance processor that simply cannot make use of the extra RAM, or if the operating system on the machine is a 32 bit platform as opposed to a 64 bit platform - 32 bit operating systems can make use of no more than 4GBs of RAM, where 64 bit operating systems can make use of practically any amount. Windows is available in both varieties, both 32 and 64 bit, but a lot of sellers ship computers with more than 4GBs of RAM with 32 bit operating systems to unknowing buyers. In addition, if you do not plan to run multiple applications at once or play RAM intensive video games (in other words, a game which will utilise lots of RAM), an excess of RAM may prove pointless and will offer no performance gains over a similar system with less RAM. RAM speed is a minor discussion point and practically will make very little difference in most scenarios, though it should be noted that there are currently three common varieties of RAM available: DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3, with DDR3 being the latest and the one you should therefore opt for. One thing a lot of sellers do is include no-name brand RAM in their systems where the RAM is sourced cheaply from Chinese manufacturers, and this can be a recipe for disaster, as RAM produced by smaller, lesser known companies has a reputation for being unreliable and may result in an unstable computer.

The final trick that sellers often play is to include low-end video cards (otherwise known as graphics cards) with their computers and then brandish them as gaming PCs. The video card processes all the visual information and then outputs it to your monitor or display and is pivotal to the performance of a PC in a gaming environment. Buyers often fall for this because they associate the amount of memory a video card has (measured in MB or GB) with its performance, but this is completely wrong. A low-end video card can have a lot of memory, just as a high-end video card can have less. There are several attributes which dictate the overall performance of a video card including the information a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) can calculate in a cycle, the GPU clock speed, the memory speed, number of ROPs, number of shaders; the list goes on, but as a general rule, the larger a video card is and the more recent it is, the more powerful it will be (no I'm not kidding!). Still, a buyer should research the video card in the system they are looking to buy, particularly if they are buying the computer to play video games as it is the most important component for a PC intended to play games.



The components above are the primary components in dictating a PCs performance in any situation and the ones which sellers will play the figures card with. If you follow this guide and do your research on the components in the system you're interested in you will come out with the best PC your money can buy you, whatever you're buying it for!

Written by Michael Kelly at www.phoenixmachines.co.uk, a manufacturer of quality Gaming PCs, Workstations, Media PCs and Budget PCs.

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