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News portal

quality assurance

A news agency,
majoring on the
professional information
about the agriculture
development and
agroindustrial complex
of CIS countries.


  • To test the product on a turnkey basis along with the development from the ground up. To bring an existing project, that has passed the internal acceptance without any defects, to the client in four months.
  • To deliver two most critical modules spaced a month apart, while carrying out the works on project: News and Price catalogue.
  • To guarantee the stable work of a web-portal with more than 2000 unique visitors per day.
  • To ensure the safety of personal user data and ordering information.
  • To implement a post-release support of a customer on any issues, arising from the end users.

Technologies and tools used:

  • 1Issue tracking system: Atlassian Jira.
  • 2Web-site management: Webmart CMS.
  • 3Cross-browser testing: VMWare Workstation 9.0, different versions of Internet
    Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, mobile browsers for Android and iOS.
  • 4Load testing: SilkPerformer 10.0
  • 5Safety standard: OWASP.
  • 6Vulnerability scanners: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 9
  • 7Automatic detection of broken links: Xenu’s Link Checker.
  • 8Source code inspection: FireBug.


  • The project was delivered in 4 months, instead of 3. In two-month period three bulk modules were developed, tested and implemented instead of two, that had been planned before.
  • Working hours: 1000 man-hours of test engineers.
  • There were no users complaints, regarding the system performance, which can be traced back to the quality issues of the product.
  • Web-portal is visited by 3000 unique visitors per day on average.
  • The delivered project is listed in Rambler's Top 100 and still becomes popular.
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